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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).

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).

Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Female

Known Credits 38

Birthday 1896-09-17

Day of Death 1996-01-13

Place of Birth Chatillon, Valle d'Aosta, Italy

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Also Known As

  • Denise Gray

Acting TV ShowsMovies

The Flashing Blade(12 episodes)
1993 La soupière
1985 Le Gaffeur as la mère de Gabriel
1984 La vie est trop courte (théâtre) as Mme Lambert
1984 Le jardin d'Eponine
1982 The Party 2 as Poupette
1980 The Party as Poupette
1973 La venus de Milo
1969 La Maison de campagne as actrice
1969 Le minotaure (théâtre) as Rirette
1960 Love and the Frenchwoman as La belle-mère ('Le divorce')
1959 Le confident de ces dames as La Comtesse
1958 A Dog, A Mouse and a Sputnik as Marguerite Martin
1958 Carve Her Name with Pride as Mrs. Bushell
1957 À pied à cheval et en voiture as Marguerite Martin
1957 Une nuit aux Baléares
1956 Mitsou as Estelle
1954 Escalier de service as Mme Thévenot, la mère d'Aline
1954 April Fish as Clémentine Prévost
1953 Inside a Girls' Dormitory
1953 Le Père de Mademoiselle as Isabelle Marinier
1953 La tournée des grands ducs as la baronne
1952 Allô... je t'aime
1950 Pas de week-end pour notre amour as Gabrielle
1949 Bonheur en location as Gilde
1949 Une Femme par jour as La Duchesse de Kerentrec
1947 Carré de valets as Mme de la Bastide
1947 Devil in the Flesh as Madame Grangier
1947 Six heures à perdre as Madame de Witt
1946 On demande un ménage
1946 Le couple idéal as Antoinette
1945 Les Caves du Majestic as actrice
1945 L'Extravagante Mission as Mme Brockseller
1944 L'Aventure est au coin de la rue
1943 Adieu Léonard as Bernardine Leonard
1941 Montmartre-sur-Seine as Moussette
1941 Boléro as Anne-Marie Houillier
1940 Monsieur Hector as Maroussia de Dragomir

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