'Casablanca' actor Madeleine Lebeau dead at 92

Actress Madeleine Lebeau has died. She was 92. She is best known in America for her role as 'Yvonne' in Casablanca. Lebeau was the film's last known surviving cast member, and also performed in a number of classic films including Federico Fellini's 8 ½ and Hold Back the Dawn with Errol Flynn and Olivia de Havilland.


Via the Hollywood Reporter:

Madeleine Lebeau, the luminous French actress who played Yvonne, the jilted lover of Humphrey Bogart's Rick Blaine who wells up during the patriotic singing of "La Marseillaise" in the immortal film Casablanca, has died. She was 92.

Lebeau, who later portrayed an actress named Madeleine in another classic, Federico Fellini's 8 1/2 (1963), died May 1 in Estepona, Spain, after breaking her thigh bone, her stepson, documentary filmmaker and environmentalist Carlo Alberto Pinelli, told The Hollywood Reporter.

Lebeau is widely believed to be the last surviving castmember from Casablanca. Not too long before making the film, she herself had escaped Nazi-occupied France with her then-husband, actor Marcel Dalio.