From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Jean Poiret, born Jean Poiré, (17 August 1926 – 14 March 1992) was a French actor, director, and screenwriter. He is primarily known as the author of the original play La Cage Aux Folles. Jean Poiret was born in Paris, France, where he died of a heart attack in 1992. He is buried at the Cimetière du Montparnasse in Paris. Description above from the Wikipedia article Jean Poiret, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.