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Jean Heeremans

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TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameJean Louis Joseph•Heeremans (-Heremans)
Used nameJean•Heeremans
Other namesJean Heremans
Born31 January 1914 in Farciennes (BEL)
Died2 August 1970 in Los Angeles, California (USA)
NOC(s) Belgium


Jean Heeremans was an eight-time Belgian champion but after World War II he emigrated to the United States where he became the fencing coach at Southern Cal and the Los Angeles Athletic Club. In the US he changed his name and went by Heremans. In 1948 Heremans was hired by MGM to supervise the duels for their remake of “The Three Musketeers.” This led to a career in which he frequently choreographed duels and also appeared in several movies, often uncredited, including “The Three Musketeers,” “The Last Time I Saw Paris,” “Singing in the Rain,” and “Northwest Passage.”


Games Discipline (Sport) Event Status Team Pos Representing 2nd NOC As
1936 Summer Olympics Fencing Foil, Team, Men Olympic Belgium =5 BEL Jean Heeremans

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