BORN 15 Nov 1746, Marseille, Bouches-du-Rhône - DIED 10 Oct 1809, Sandillon (near Orléans)|
REAL NAME Gourgaud, Jean-Henri
GRAVE LOCATION Paris: Père Lachaise, Rue du Repos 16 (division 11, ligne 05, X, 20)
Jean-Henri Gourgaud was known under his stage name Dugazon. He debuted in 1770 at the Comédie Française and became a sociétaire there in 1772. In 1776 he married Rose Lefebvre, but the marriage broke down soon afterwards, allthough they ontinued working together professionally.
He supported the French Revolution and also the falling apart of the Comédie Française. He went to the Théâtre de la République together with the actor Talma. After this theatre was closed he worked for the Théâtre Feydeau. In 1799 he joined the new Comédie Française. He also worked as a professor at the conservatory. At the time of his death he was mentally ill.
Wife: Dugazon, Rose (1776-1809)
was teacher to Talma, François Joseph
Gabrielli, Domenico, Dictionnaire Historique du Père-Lachaise, XVIIIe-XIXe siècles, Éditions de l'Amateur, Les, Paris, 2002
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