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Casablanca actress Madeleine LeBeau dies

Associated Press Associated Press 15/05/2016

French actress Madeleine LeBeau, best known for her role as Rick's pushed aside girlfriend in Casablanca, has died at the age of 92.

He stepson Carlo Alberto Pinelli says the actress died May 1 in Spain, after suffering a thigh-bone fracture.

LeBeau was the second wife of Pinelli's father, the late Italian screenwriter Tullio Pinelli.

LeBeau had been living with a daughter, Maria Duhour.

She was cremated, and her ashes will be brought to Italy sometime in the coming months to be placed in the family tomb, Pinelli said.

After fleeing a war-torn France soon after her first role in the 1939 French film Young Girls in Trouble, LeBeau went on to appear in films including Casablanca, Gentleman Jim and 8 1/2.

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