René Clair, Writer: Les belles de nuit. René Clair was born on November 11, 1898 in Paris, France as René-Lucien Chomette. He was a writer and director, known for Beldades nocturnas (1952), Para nosotros la libertad (1931) and Les grandes manoeuvres (1955). He was married to Bronia. He died on March 15, 1981 in Neuilly-sur-Seine, Hauts-de-Seine, France.