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Jean Cocteau Biography

Jean Cocteau (1889-1963) was a poet, novelist, dramatist, designer, playwright, artist and filmaker.
He was born in Maisons-Laffitte, a small village near Paris. His father, a lawyer and amateur painter, committed suicide when Cocteau was just nine.

Jean Cocteau was known for his circle of friends and lovers including Kenneth Anger, Pablo Picasso, Jean Huge, Jean Marais, henri Bernstein, Marlene Dietrich, Coco Chanel, Erik Satie, Maria Felix, Edith Piaf and Raymond Radiguet.

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