Suzanne Desprès

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Suzanne Desprès
Suzanne Despres Detail from Collection Felix Potin.jpg
Detail from a portrait of Desprès on a "Collection Félix Potin" trading card, c. 1908.
Born(1875-12-16)16 December 1875
Died1 July 1951(1951-07-01) (aged 75)
EducationParis Conservatoire
Spouse(s)Aurélien Marie Lugné aka Lugné-Poe

Suzanne Desprès (16 December 1875 - 1 July 1951) was a French actress who was born at Verdun, Meuse and trained at the Paris Conservatoire, where in 1897 she obtained the first prize for comedy, and the second for tragedy.

She then became associated with, and subsequently married, Lugné-Poe, the actor-manager, who had founded a new school of modern drama at the Théâtre de l'Œuvre, she achieved marked success in several of his plays there.

In succeeding years she played at the Gymnase and at the Porte Saint-Martin, and in 1902 made her debut at the Comédie-Française, appearing in Phèdre and other important parts.

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  •  This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainChisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). "Desprès, Suzanne". Encyclopædia Britannica. 8 (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press. p. 103.

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