Yvonne Garrick

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Yvonne Garrick, by Jean Reutlinger
Yvonne Garrick, by Léopold-Émile Reutlinger

Yvonne Garrick (born 1 August 1878) was a French stage actress.

Early life[edit]

Marie-Berthe Yvonne Garrick was born at Louhans.[1] She studied acting with Maurice de Féraudy at the Conservatoire de Paris.[2] She won the highest prize among female students when she graduated from the Conservatoire in 1900.[3]


In Paris[edit]

Garrick was a new actress when she appeared in Château Historique in 1900 at the Theatre National de l'Odéon.[4] She played the title role in Psyche, and appeared in Le Mariage de Figaro, Colinette, and La Nuit de Mai,[5] at the Odéon, all in 1901.[6] Garrick appeared in Le Luxe des Autres at the Odéon in 1902.[2]With the Comédie-Française in 1905, she played Jessica in Shylock, ou le Marchand de Venice.[7] She played the title role in Jeanne Qui Rit at the Théatre Rejane in 1908.[8] In 1909, back at the Odéon, she starred in Le Poussin.[9] She starred in Edouard Pailleron's comedy Le Monde où l'on s'ennuie with the Comédie Francaise, and she returned to that show to the United States.[10]

In North America[edit]

Garrick's New York debut came in 1915, in the farce Mon Ami Teddy.[11] She reprised her role in Le Monde où l'on s'ennuie and was also in Arsène Lupin and La Sacrifiee, all at New York's Theatre Francais in the spring of 1916.[12][13][14][15] In 1919, she starred in Frou Frou in Montréal,[16] and in Le Gendre de M. Poirier at the Theatre du Vieux Columbier;[17] and she was in a company at the Lenox Little Theater.[18] In 1920, Garrick toured the United States in three short plays, opposite Belgian actor Carlo Liten;[19] she also appeared in Musk on Broadway that year.[20][21][22] In 1921 she gave a recitation at a reception for French ambassador Jean Jules Jusserand given by the Cercle Rochambeau in New York.[23]

World War I benefit performances[edit]

In January 1916, Garrick was part of a group of actresses and writers to read letters from Edith Wharton's The Book of the Homeless, at a fundraising event for war relief causes, at art gallery in New York.[24] She was on the programs of wartime benefit shows in 1918, including a concert for Secours Franco-Americain at the Ritz-Carlton[25] and a Lake Placid, NY fundraiser for the American Friends of Musicians in France.[26]

Personal life[edit]

There were published rumors that Garrick would marry wealthy American James Hazen Hyde in 1906.[27] A photograph in the Library of Congress shows her as "Yvonne Garrick Garchery" in the 1910s.[28]


  1. ^ L'Art dramatique et musical au XXe siècle (Editions de la Revue d'art dramatique et musical 1904): xxi.
  2. ^ a b "Small Talk on the Boulevards" The Sketch (March 12, 1902): 295.
  3. ^ "Two New Stars in Drama" Chicago Sunday Tribune (July 29, 1900): 9. via Newspapers.comopen access publication – free to read
  4. ^ "France Weary of Dreyfus Affair" Chicago Tribune (December 23, 1900): 11. via Newspapers.comopen access publication – free to read
  5. ^ "Le Theatre" Revue universelle (1901): 112.
  6. ^ Édouard Marie Émile Noël, Edmond Stoullig, Les Annales du théâtre et de la musique (Librairie Paul Ollendorff 1902): 139, 152-153.
  7. ^ "Drama" The Athenaeum (April 22, 1905): 510.
  8. ^ "Jeanne Qui Rit Produced" New York Times (December 16, 1908): 6. via ProQuest
  9. ^ "Le Poussin a l'Odéon" Comœdia illustré (January 1909): 37-38.
  10. ^ Untitled theatre news item, New York Times (April 16, 1916): X7. via ProQuest
  11. ^ "American Side for a French Triangle" New York Times (December 14, 1915): 13. via ProQuest
  12. ^ "Le Theatre Francais" The World Court (June 1916): 500.
  13. ^ "Pailleron's Farce Played in French" New York Times (April 18, 1916): 11. via ProQuest
  14. ^ "French Act 'Arsene Lupin'" New York Times (January 19, 1916): 12. via ProQuest
  15. ^ "La Sacrifee Given" Brooklyn Daily Eagle (February 15, 1916): 20. via Newspapers.comopen access publication – free to read
  16. ^ "At the Orpheum" The Gazette (April 26, 1919): 16. via Newspapers.comopen access publication – free to read
  17. ^ "Yvonne Garrick" Theatre Magazine (February 1919): 97.
  18. ^ "Carlo Liten Announces Company for New York Season" Music News (June 13, 1919): 22.
  19. ^ "Carlo Liten to Tour" Musical Courier (January 15, 1920): 45.
  20. ^ "Will Present 'Musk' March 11" New York Times (March 1, 1920): 9. via ProQuest
  21. ^ "Dodge and Pogany's Productions" New York Times (December 18, 1919): 18. via ProQuest
  22. ^ "An Old, Old Story is Told in 'Musk' at Punch & Judy" Daily News (March 19, 1920): 12. via Newspapers.comopen access publication – free to read
  23. ^ "Reception to J. J. Jusserand" New York Times (February 20, 1921): E1. via ProQuest
  24. ^ "War Manuscripts Read" New York Times (January 25, 1916): 10. via ProQuest
  25. ^ "In Aid of Secours Franco-Americain" New York Times (February 19, 1918): 13. via ProQuest
  26. ^ "American Friends of Musicians in France Give Concert at Lake Placid" Musical Leader (September 5, 1918): 235.
  27. ^ "Hyde May Marry French Actress" Philadelphia Inquirer (December 9, 1906): 17. via Newspapers.comopen access publication – free to read
  28. ^ Bain News Service, Publisher. Yvonne Garrick Garchery, Andree Barlette (ca. 1910-1915). Photograph.

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