GEORGES CRAVENNE (24 January 1914 – 10 January 2009), real name
JOSEPH-RAOUL COHEN, was a French film producer, publicity agent and
founder of the
César Award . He received an
Honorary César in 2000.
He married French actress
Françoise Arnoul in 1956. They divorced in
On 18 October 1973, his second wife Danielle Cravenne was shot dead
by a police sniper at Marignane airport . Danielle, who was mentally
unstable, had tried to hijack a
Boeing 727 to protest against the
release of the film
The Mad Adventures of Rabbi Jacob which was being
promoted by Cravenne and which she considered "anti-palestinian".