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Pierre Melon , known as Pierre Douglas , is a French journalist , songwriter and actor, born in Saint-Germain-en-Laye ( Yvelines ) on August 17, 1941. Douglas is his middle name, his father having great admiration for Douglas Fairbanks.

Pierre Douglas began his career as a journalist in 1966 on the France 3 Limoges television channel where he presented the regional television news. In July 1970 , he joined Europe 1 as a reporter then joined RTL in 1973 . In January 1977 , he entered the political service of TF1 . In July 1977 , following his meeting with Thierry Le Luron , he left journalism and made his stage debut.

In 1977, he became a man of the stage when Thierry Le Luron , seduced by his imitation of Georges Marchais and his famous "It's a scandal!" », Encourages him to embark on the world of entertainment [ref. required] 1 . Since this key year, Pierre Douglas has established himself as one of the pillars of several Parisian stages, such as the Don Camilo , the Caveau de la République, the Théâtre des Deux Ânes or the César Palace . [ref. needed] It has been over thirty years that her talent is recognized by the public and by critics 2 .[insufficient source] Since the disappearance of Jean Amadou , he is one of the last French chansonniers 3 . He regularly performs in one-man shows in France, Belgium and Switzerland, of which he is the sole author. [ref. necessary]

From 1978 to 1982 , Pierre Douglas was also a host on France Inter , where he hosted the 6.30-8.45am time slot alongside Annette Pavy with the music for the film La Folie des grandeurs as credits . He resigned from France Inter at the beginning of August 1982 following the deletion of his daily program, from 11 am to 12.45 pm, entitled "La Fortune du pot", after six months on the air 4 . At the same time, he also hosted the show Stay with us on Saturdays on TF1 , alongside Denise Fabre and José Garcimore .

During his career, Pierre Douglas was also a theater actor, alongside Robert Manuel and Bernard Menez in particular and actor at cinema 5 , in films with Jean Poiret , Michel Serrault or Lino Ventura . In May 2003 , we saw him in The Second Truth on France 2 , a TV movie with Marie-Christine Barrault and Michel Duchaussoy , or in Sous le soleil , a TV movie series on TF1 .

In 2006 , Pierre Douglas is one of the performers of the songbook review of the Théâtre des Deux Ânes . In 2007 , he played there in the show called Sarkozix le Gaulois . In November 2007 , he released a book entitled We have not finished laughing (Philippe Rey editions).

He participated on 1 st November 2010on the program Les Grandes Gueules on RMC by admitting that he adores this program where no one practices the language of wood characteristic of the French political class.

In 2013 , he played in an episode of the Camping Paradis series on TF1 entitled La Nuit des étoiles and also appeared on the stage of Le Kabaret - Champagne Music-Hall in Tinqueux near Reims.

That year, he played Prof! , a one-character play, by Jean-Pierre Dopagne , at the Avignon Festival and then in the provinces. With this role, it will be the first time that Pierre Douglas will play a dramatic character. This play, scheduled in January 2016 at the Théâtre du Petit Gymnase in Paris, was postponed due to the attacks of November 13 . Indeed, Prof! deals with particularly sensitive current affairs topics.

Since January 2016 , he joined the troupe of the Scènes de Ménages series , during season 7, on M6 . He regularly appears there alongside the couple Huguette and Raymond ( Marion Game and Gérard Hernandez ), under the name of Victor, member of the FLV (Front de Liberation des Vieux).

In January 1985, he becomes a member of the Economic and Social Council , section "Living environment, cultural affairs and entertainment" 6 .

He has been a member of the Académie Alphonse Allais since 2016.

Pierre Douglas has been married since 1967. His wife is a doctor. He is the father of three children.

He has the particularity of having a marked taste for classical music and a passion for the piano 7 . He learned orchestral conducting for eleven years at the Schola Cantorum with Jean-Claude Hartemann , where he obtained his first degree in orchestral conducting. On several occasions and for charitable purposes (in particular for the Soleil d'Enfance association), he has conducted several concerts in Paris and in the provinces, notably Mozart's requiem with the orchestra of Bernard Thomas and the choirs of Michel Piquemal. . He also had the opportunity to accompany the pianists Jean-Philippe Collard and Marc Laforet . He has been taking piano lessons for three years atconservatory of Saint-Maur des Fossés in the class of Marielle Maurice, whom he also accompanied on the occasion of concerts at the church of Saint-Julien Le Pauvre in Paris, with the Impromptu ensemble.

Pierre Douglas is now sponsor of the Nights Vagabondes organized by the association of songwriters Jam & 203 artists and the town hall of Langeais which took place at the end of June 2010 .


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