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Elmaleh, Gad
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Gad Elmaleh was born in Casablanca, Morocco on April 19, 1971.  Having been expelled from several French schools at home, at the age of 16, he went to study at the École Maïmonide in  Montreal, Quebec.  He was inspired and encouraged to pursue his passion for the stage while still in school, and played in a Judeo-Arabic adaptation in of Moliere’s Le Malade imaginaire for La Quinzaine Sepharade, an annual cultural event in Montreal.  At 21, he decided to embrace theater studies in Paris.  After graduating from the prestigious Cours Florent drama school, he s…

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Dinah Assouline Stillman, “Elmaleh, Gad”, in: Encyclopedia of Jews in the Islamic World, Executive Editor Norman A. Stillman. Consulted online on 08 December 2021
First published online: 2010
First print edition: ISBN: 978900417678, 2674

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