Death of Micheline Boudet, burst of laughter from the Comédie-Française

DISAPPEARANCE – The actress died Wednesday at the age of 96. She served, for 60 years, Molière, Musset, Marivaux, Feydeau and Guitry.

His playful spirit, his bursting laughter have illuminated the theatrical stage for more than fifty years. The actress Micheline Boudet, mischievous accomplice of Jean Piat and Robert Hirsch on the trestles, died on July 6 at the age of 96. Honorary member of the Comédie-Française, she returned as a boarder on September 1, 1945.

For the French, at first a young first, she camped with rare grace almost all the heroine mutineers of our classical repertoire. For Molière, Nicole in The Bourgeois GentlemanMarianne in The Miser or in Tartuffe, Hyacinth in Deceits of Scapin. Lisette in The Game of Love and Chance by Marivaux, but also Rosette in We do not play with love of Musset or Lucette in A strings attached from Feydeau…

Micheline Boudet will resume in 1966 the role of Mrs. Gamberone in A traveler by Maurice Druon, premiered in the Salle Richelieu a few years earlier in a production by Jean Piat. She will work again with the unforgettable interpreter of Robert d’Artois in The Cursed Kings on an innovative creation: If Camille saw me, a radio play by Jean Dubillard, broadcast on the airwaves in 1970.

After the French, triumphs at the Boulevard

In 1972, she brilliantly pursued her career in the private theater because at the time, the Comédie-Française could not be combined with the Boulevard. We will not forget, of course, his formidable composition in The Mandarin Room of Robert Thomas in 1974, his jubilation to resume Don’t listen, ladies! by Sacha Guitry in 1985, where she shared the bill with Pierre Dux, Jacques François, Micheline Dax in a staging by Pierre Mondy, and finally Magic Palace essential Barillet and Grédy in 1991.

The stage will have been his great passion, and it will never be lacking in our youngest talents. The story of the screw comica will remember that she appeared alongside Fabrice Luchini in Nothing about Robert by Pascal Bonitzer and in The creator of Albert Dupontel in 1999.

The “Little Boudet”, as the admirable Louis Seigner affectionately called her, devoted another part of her career to writing numerous books and novels inspired by her performing arts. With Mademoiselle Mars, l’inimitable published in 1979 by Perrin, it revived the illustrious actress, “Diamond of the Comedie Francaise“, with whom she shared so many roles.

“There is a laugh and a voice that continue to resonate in the memories of those who had the privilege of meeting Micheline Boudet or working with her”, writes about him the Comédie-Française at the announcement of his disappearance.

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