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Born: 1875 AD
Died: 1956 AD
Nationality: French
Categories: Actresses, Dancers, Singer

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.