Sunday, May 15, 2016

Final curtain for last ‘Casablanca’ survivor

Madeleine Lebeau
Madeleine Lebeau, who played Humprey Bogart’s jilted lover Yvonne in “Casabalanca” with the eyes filled with tears during her singing of France’s “La Marseillaise” national anthem, died May 1 at the age of 92.

Lebeau is the last surviving cast member. Not too long before making the film, she had escaped Nazi-occupied France with her husband, actor Marcel Dalio, who played croupier Emil in the movie.

Lebeau yells “Viva la France!” in her final, emotional closeup.

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