NEUILLY-SUR-SEINE, France, Feb. 14 (UPI) -- French comedic actor Darry Cowl died of lung cancer Tuesday in the Paris suburb of Neuilly-sur-Seine at the age of 80.
Cowl was born Andre Darricau in Vittel, France, and spent more than six decades on the stage and screen, Daily Variety reported.
He played small parts in dozens of films starting in 1955, but got his big breaks in the 1957 film "Assassins et voleurs" and "Les trois font la paire."
He went on to make more than 130 films including a series of "Le Triporteur" films in which he played an awkward deliveryman.
After several years of "B" movies late in his career, Cowl came back in 1999 as the one Caucasian employee of a Chinatown shop in Anne Fontaine's "Augustin, King of Kung-Fu."
He went on to win a supporting actor Cesar in 2004 for his role in "Pas sur la bouche" (Not on the Lips.)
Cowl wrote two memoirs, "Le flambeur," about his gambling passion, and "Le triporteur se livre."