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Mistinguett (Jeanne Marie Bourgeois)

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Born: 1875 AD
Died: 1956 AD, at 80 years of age.

Nationality: French
Categories: Actresses, Dancers, Singer

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1875 - Born on the 5th of April in Enghien-les-Bains, France.

         - Popular French comedienne noted especially for her beautiful legs and stage personality.

         - The name Mistinguett, derived from a song in a musical show, Miss Helyett, was suggested by her allegedly English-looking, protruding front teeth

         - Her greatest fame was achieved in Paris in spectacular revues at the Moulin Rouge and the Casino de Paris.

         - She often appeared with Maurice Chevalier, and her best-remembered songs are “Mon Homme” and “J'en ai marre”.

         - Her long career included appearances in London and the Americas.

         - Mistinguett was not highly talented as a dancer, nor did she have a good voice; but she had vitality and conviction, and even in old age she was able to play young parts.

         - She wrote Toute ma vie

1956 - Died on the 5th of January in Bougival.

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