Jean Cocteau was a French writer. He was born Jean Maurice Clément Eugène Cocteau at Maisons-Lafette, France on July 5, 1889. His father was a lawyer and amateur painter who committed suicide when Jean was nine, he left home at 15 and became a successful writer.
He became associated with writers Marcel Proust, André Gide, Maurice Barrès, Guillaume Apollinaire, Pablo Picasso, Amedeo Modigliani, Sergei Diaghilev and Rayond Radiguet. He was famously partner of Jean Marais for several years. He also had relationships with Princess Natalie Paley, the daughter of a Romanov grand duke who became pregnant (the baby was sadly aborted), and Edouard Dermithe, whom Cocteau later adopted. He died October 11, 1963 in Milly-la-Foret, France.
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Coctea, Jean Maurice Clemence Eugene - 43, single, writer
Born: Maisous Laffette, France
Last Residence: Paris, France