The actress, the honorary member of the Comedie-Française, died Sunday at her home in Paris.
French actress Gisèle Casadesus died Sunday, September 24 at the age of 103, announced her family at Agence France -Presse on Sunday night.
“The great actress Gisèle Casadesus, honorary member of the Comédie-Française, surrounded by the love of her loved ones, passed away peacefully this September 24 in her Parisian home,” said her son, conductor Jean- Claude Casadesus.
Born June 14, 1914, Gisèle Casadesus did not play theater for several years, but willingly accepted roles in the cinema. She had met a lot of stars, from Pierre Fresnay to Raimu and Gabin to the cinema, and recently Gérard Depardieu, in La Tête en friche by Jean Becker (2010).
Family of artists
She was a member of the Comédie-Française at the age of twenty in 1934. She remained there until 1962, playing Rosine du Barbier in Seville de Beaumarchais and spent thirty years there with a job that evolved from the ingenious and young first of the repertoire to the maid of Marivaux and the prickly young woman of Feydeau. The shareholder base was conferred in 1939 after including its participation in the creation of AsmodeusMauriac (role of Emmanuelle), of Mrs. Fifteen Jean Sarment (role of M me of Ceran).
After her departure from the French, she played on other stages Anouilh, Ionesco, Roussin, Beckett, Duras and again Pirandello during the 2002-2003 season, which earned him a Molière d’honneur.
Gisèle Casadesus was the dean of a family of artists. His four children became conductor (Jean-Claude Casadesus), actress (Martine Pascal), painter (Béatrice Casadesus) and composer (Dominique Probst) respectively. Her husband, Lucien Probst, was also an actor – with stage name Lucien Pascal – and was director of the stage at the Maison de Molière.
She had just been promoted to the rank of Grand Cross of the Order of the Legion of Honor.