Samson, Joseph Isidore

ACTOR, PLAYWRIGHT (FRANCE)
BORN 2 Jul 1793, St. Denis, Seine-Saint-Denis (near Paris) - DIED 28 Mar 1871, Paris
GRAVE LOCATION Paris: Montmartre Cimetière, 20 Avenue Rachel (division 22)

Joseph Isidore Samson was the son of a restaurant keeper. He attended the Conservatory in Paris and in 1812 he took first prize for comedy. He toured in France and married an actress with whom he had toured.

In 1826 he was engaged at the Comédie Française, where he worked until 1863. In 1829 he became a professor at the Conservatory. He wrote several comedies, among them "La Belle-Mere et le gendre" (1826) en "La Famille poisson" (1846). Madeline Brohan, Chéri Rose and Rachel Félix were his pupils.

Sources
• Beyern, Bertrand, Guide des tombes d'hommes célèbres, Le Cherche Midi, Paris, 2003

Images

The grave of Joseph Isidore Samson at the Cimetière Montmartre, Paris.
Picture by Androom (20 Feb 2016)

 


Samter, Alice

Published: 17 Apr 2017
Last update: 17 Apr 2017