|Intro||French radio host, journalist and writer|
|Was||Radio personality Journalist Writer Librettist Playwright|
|Field||Film, TV, Stage & Radio Journalism Literature Music|
|Birth||9 August 1920|
|Death||4 October 2011, Paris, Seine, Île-de-France, France (aged 91 years)|
Claude Dufresne (1920 – 2011) was a French writer, best known as the author of numerous historical biographies. He won many prizes among them the Prix Goncourt for biography. Among his subjects were Ninon de Lenclos, Anne de Bretagne, Francois I, George Sand, Balzac, Chopin, Morny, Bernard Blier, Hortense Schneider, the Marquise de Sevigne, Marie Antoinette, Marie Walewska, Jacques Offenbach, Luis Mariano, Tristan Bernard, Berlioz, Mistinguette, etc.
He was also a well-known playwright and librettist for the stage.