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Jacqueline Maillan

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Biography

Paray-le-Monial, Saône-et-Loire, France
Exuberant, excessive, bursting with energy, a regular comic whirlwind, Jacqueline Maillan made two generations of French people laugh. Which is paradoxical because when she arrived in Paris at the age of twenty-one and joined René Simon's dramatic school she saw herself as a tragedian. But her rendition of Racine's "Athalie" had an unexpected effect on the other students: instead of wringing their hands under the terror and the pity inherent in tragedy ... they split their sides laughing. Jacqueline Maillan understood the lesson and said farewell to tragedy forever. Read more...

Actor

Character: La directrice des Folies Méricourt / Theatre Manager

Ah! Les belles bacchantes 1954

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Character: Edmée Rondeau

Comment réussir en amour 1962

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Character: Françoise Lumière

Pièce montée 1993

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Character: Delphine Martinet - l'autre pharmacienne

Ville à vendre 1992

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Character: Mme. Yvette

La contre-allée 1991

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Character: Edma Bautet-Lebrêche

La femme fardée 1990

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Character: Jacqueline Garibaldi

Les saisons du plaisir 1988

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Character: Héléna Bourdelle

Papy fait de la résistance 1983

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Character: Mme Marjorie

Archimède, le clochard 1959

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Character: Jeanne Duverger, une soeur de Victor

The Grand Maneuver 1955

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Character: Mme Catherine, l'aubergiste

Le feu aux poudres 1957

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