Actress Louisette Dussault dies at 82

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Comedienne Louisette Dussault, who left her mark on Quebecers with her role as The Green Mouse, died Tuesday in the age of 82, announced the agency Ixion communications.

“It is with great sadness that we announce the death of our dearest Louisette Dussault. On March 14 at 4 p.m., this great lady of the theater left us peacefully at the age of 82, surrounded by her daughters, “we announced in a press release.

Originally from Thetford Mines, Louisette Dussault entered the National Theater School of Canada in 1961. This marked the beginning of a great passion that would propel a career that spanned six decades.

Ms. Dussault flourished both in the theater and on the small and big screens, multiplying projects as an actress as well as director or director.

If many remember her role as The green mouse held for more than 750 editions of this children's program presented on Radio-Canada between 1964 and 1971, the fact remains that several generations were able to admire her talent, the actress having continued to appear in series until 2012-2013, with roles in Trauma and L’auberge du chien noir.

The actress has also devoted herself to the theater, founding no less than three companies. She was also one of the playwright Michel Tremblay's great accomplices, being part of the very first reading of the play Les Belles-Sœurs, in 1968, as well as the play Demain matin, Montreal is waiting for me. She also reprized her role in Belles-sœurs in 1984, for the 15th anniversary of this cult play.

In 1978, she sparked controversy by taking on the role of the Virgin Mary in the play The fairies are thirsty.

“Louisette had a life full of fulfilling work. She was also very proud of her two daughters, Ève and Paule, and loved spending time with her seven grandchildren. Her charisma, her lively energy, her strong personality and her involvement in all artistic spheres will remain in the memory of all those who had the chance to meet her,” said the Ixion agency.