Jean Cocteau

Jean Maurice Eugène Clément Cocteau (French: [ʒɑ̃ kɔkto]; 5 July 1889 – 11 October 1963) was a French writer, designer, playwright, artist and filmmaker. Cocteau is best known for his novel Les Enfants Terribles (1929), and the films The Blood of a Poet (1930), Les Parents Terribles (1948), Beauty and the Beast (1946) and Orpheus (1949). His circle of associates, friends and lovers included Kenneth AngerPablo PicassoGertrude SteinJean HugoJean MaraisHenri BernsteinYul BrynnerMarlene DietrichCoco ChanelErik SatieAlbert GleizesIgor StravinskyMarie LaurencinMaría FélixÉdith PiafPanama Al BrownColetteJean Genet, and Raymond Radiguet.