Henri Letondal

Age: 112
Birthplace: Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Henri Letondal was a French-Canadian music critic, administrator, cellist, playwright and actor. He was a man of wide interests and wrote many sketches and revues, including, on occasion, the music. In his youth he studied the cello with Gustave Labelle. Around 1920 he became a critic of concerts and variety shows for "La Patrie" (Montreal) and served 1926-29 as that paper's Paris correspondent. He also wrote about music for "Le Petit Journal" and was music critic around 1935 for "Le Canada". For CKAC radio in Montreal he was artistic director 1929-38 of 'L'Heure provinciale,' which was sponsored by the Quebec government to promote the province's musicians and composers. He also was director general of the film company France-Film.
It has been estimated that Letondal wrote some 160 radio plays and sketches 1937-1948, producing them himself and occasionally writing the music. In 1946 he embarked on an intensive Hollywood film career, appearing in 35 Hollywood films and one Canadian, before he he died in Hollywood in 1955.


Movie Character Year
Ribrzndbm1qio5cyyr6gjwzzq3a Magnificent Doll Count D'Arignon 1946
U1lanc1odlxncbs0uqbijlgb8gi The Big Clock Antique Dealer 1948
Vqk38nt9qxptjrexwjcske5oase Madame Bovary Guillaumin 1949
Cqld9x67e2da0itvd8ndrnnxjlj Royal Wedding Purser (uncredited) 1951
Rf7fh0ua2ec4fwlleochi2nnlma The Big Sky La Badie 1952
Jxnlqygyfnzsqbygz9sehq6ytt8 Dangerous When Wet Joubert 1953
W1siziisijiwmtmvmdgvmtyvmtqvntmvmzuvotm0lzqzuutyqkntnjrwt1npvuq3m25su0psb2lxby5qcgcixsxbinailcj0ahvtyiisiju1edc1iyjdxq Gentlemen Prefer Blondes Grotier (uncredited) 1953