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Denise Grey

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Denise Grey, real name Édouardine Verthuy, was a French actress. Édouardine Grey was born Châtillon, in the Aosta Valley in north-west Italy, close to the French border. The city was almost totally French-speaking at the time. She was naturalized French on July 13, 1922. She started working in the film industry in 1915 in the silent film En famille, an adaptation of the novel by Hector Malot, before dedicating herself to theatre. She went back to working in films, now talkies, in the 1930s. She came to fame in the 1940s with films such as Monsieur Hector (1940), Boléro (1942) or Devil in the Flesh (1947). Old age did not put an end to her career. For example, in 1972, she starred in a French television series called Les Rois maudits. Thanks to the film La Boum, in which she plays "Poupette", the great-grandmother of Sophie Marceau, she gained recognition from a new audience growing up in the 1980s. She was a member of the Comédie-Française between 1944 and 1946 and between 1957 and 1958. She had a daughter: Suzanne Grey, also an actress, who was born on 28 June 1917 and died on 13 December 2005. In 1986, she sang Devenir vieux (Becoming Old). She died in 1996, a few months before reaching the age of 100. She rests next to her husband in the cemetery of Arradon (Morbihan).

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Sep 17, 1896 In Chatillon, Valle d'Aosta, Italy
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First Appeared:
In the movie Monsieur Hector 1940-01-01
Latest Project:
Movie Le Gaffeur 1985-09-04
Known For
Poster of Le confident de ces dames
Poster of Une nuit aux Baléares
Poster of April Fish
Poster of The Queer Assignment
Movie Le Gaffeur la mère de Gabriel 1985-09-04
Movie La vie est trop courte Mme Lambert 1984-05-19
Movie The Party 2 Poupette 1982-12-08
Movie Hello-Goodbye Concierge 1970-07-12
Series The Flashing Blade 1967-10-01
Movie Love and the Frenchwoman La belle-mère ('Le divorce') 1960-09-23
Movie Le confident de ces dames La Comtesse 1959-06-20
Movie A Dog, A Mouse and a Sputnik Marguerite Martin 1958-09-09
Movie Carve Her Name with Pride Mrs. Bushell 1958-02-18
Movie Mimi Pinson 1958-07-22
Movie Une nuit aux Baléares 1957-05-14
Movie On Foot, on Horse, and on Wheels Marguerite Martin 1957-09-11
Movie Mitsou Estelle 1956-12-24
Movie April Fish Clémentine Prévost 1954-07-28
Movie Escalier de service Mme Thévenot, la mère d'Aline 1954-08-16
Movie La tournée des grands ducs la baronne 1953-05-22
Movie Julietta Mme Valender - la mère de Julietta et Martine 1953-06-17
Movie Le père de Mademoiselle Isabelle Marinier 1953-07-16
Movie Inside a Girls' Dormitory 1953-08-15
Movie Pas de week-end pour notre amour Gabrielle 1950-01-23
Movie Une femme par jour La Duchesse de Kerentrec 1949-02-23
Movie Six heures à perdre Madame de Witt 1947-01-22
Movie Carré de valets Mme de la Bastide 1947-12-10
Movie On demande un ménage 1946-10-16
Movie Le couple idéal Antoinette 1946-05-31
Movie The Queer Assignment Mme Brockseller 1945-10-03
Movie L'aventure est au coin de la rue 1944-02-18
Movie Adieu Léonard Bernardine Leonard 1943-09-01
Movie Montmartre sur Seine Moussette 1941-11-19
Movie Monsieur Hector Maroussia de Dragomir 1940-01-01
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