Madeleine Lebeau, the Last Surviving Casablanca Star, Dies at 92
French actress Madeleine Lebeau died following a hip injury
Madeleine Lebeau, the French actress best known as Yvonne in Oscar-winning 1942 film Casablanca, died on May 1 in Estepona, Spain, following a hip injury, her stepson told The Hollywood Reporter. She was 92.
Lebeau, who played Rick’s girlfriend and performed “Le Marseillaise,” was the last surviving actress from the iconic film, preceded in death by all of her co-stars, including leads Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman.
Other roles included that of an actress in Fellini’s 8 1/2, Gentleman Jim and in French cinema like Angélique”. Lebeau stopped acting by the end of the 1960s, however.
Born in 1923 near Paris, Lebeau later fled the war-torn country with husband Marcel Dalio in 1940, according to the BBC. After a stop in Portugal, the couple came to America.
The pair divorced in 1942, and Lebeau later married screenwriter Tullio Pinelli, who died in 2009.