Xavier Gelin, 53, a mainstay of popular French cinema for...

Deaths Elsewhere

July 06, 1999

Xavier Gelin, 53, a mainstay of popular French cinema for more than three decades, died Friday in Paris of cancer.

Mr. Gelin was the son of French film stars Daniel Gelin and Daniele Delorme. He played supporting roles in more than 20 films, including Gerard Oury's 1973 comic hit "The Adventures of Rabbi Jacob" with Louis de Funes.

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