Judic, Anna

BORN 11 Jul 1849, Sémur-en-Auxois, Saône-et-Loire - DIED 14 Apr 1911, Golfe-Juan, Côte d'Azur (near Nice)
BIRTH NAME Damiens, Anna-Marie-Louis
GRAVE LOCATION Paris: Cimetière de Montmartre, 20 Avenue Rachel (division 25)

Anna Daniens was a nice of Adolphe Lemoine, the director of the Théâtre du Gymnase in Paris. She was very young when she married a man named Judic. In 1866 she attended the Conservatory in Paris where François-Joseph Regnier was her teacher. In 1867 she left and debuted in Edmond Gondinet's "Les Grandes Demoiselles" at the Théâtre du Gymnase. She made her name by singing chansons at the Eldorado.

After the Franco-Prussian War of 1870-1871 she became a celebrity as an operetta singer. In 1873 the librettist Albert Millaud became her lover. On 31 October 1874 she was in the premiere of Offenbach's "Madame l'Archiduc". From 1876 onwards she worked for almost 20 years at the Théâtre des Variétés. There she appeared in the première of Offenbach's "Le docteur Ox" on 26 anuary 1877. She was also in "La Belle Hélène", a former success of Hortense Schneider. After 1881 she was successful in operettas with librettos written by Millaud's, like "La Roussotte".

After Hervé's "La Cosaque" failed in 1884, her success faded and she appeared at different theatres. At the Théâtre du Gymnase she played mother figures. Early in the 20th century she appeared as a diseuse at the Folies Bergère, probably for the money. She died near Nice in 1911. It is possible that she was the model for Rose Mignon in Émile Zola's novel "Nana" (1880).

Related persons
• is nephew/niece of Montigny, Adolphe
• has a connection with Offenbach, Jacques


The mausoleum of Anna Judic at the Montmartre Cimetière, Paris.
Picture by Androom (05 Nov 2017)


Anna Judic - Wikipedia

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Published: 21 Sep 2019
Last update: 22 Dec 2019