BORN 27 Oct 1824, Étampes, Essone: Hôtel du Coq-en-pâte, rue de la Juiverie - DIED 22 Sep 1861, Paris: Passy|
BIRTH NAME Cizos, Rose-Marie
CAUSE OF DEATH diphtheria
GRAVE LOCATION Paris: Cimetière de Montmartre, 20 Avenue Rachel (division 22, ligne 01, numéro 18, avenue Cordier)
Rose Chéri came from a family of actors and singers. Her sister was the actress Anna Chéri and her brother was the composer Victor Chéri. She entered the stage when she was four years old. After she came to the attention of the composer Loisa Puget in 1841 she was engaged at the Théâtre du Gymnase in Paris in 1842. Théophile Gautier considered her to be a rare talent. In 1847 she married the director of the theatre, Adolphe Lemoine who was known as Montigny. After that she was called Chéri Montigny.
She refused offers from the Comédie-Française and remained at the Théâtre du Gymnase where Anna and Victor were employed as well. In 1851 Alfred de Musses was lyrical about her role as Clarisse Harlowe and he went to see her 30 times. He wrote "Bettine" (1851) for her which was no great success. But she altered prematurely and this restricted her in the parts she could play.
In 1861 she nursed her eldest son Joseph who suffered from diphtheria. He recovered, buy she died from the illness herself on 22 September 1861. In 1878 Joseph was bitten by a rabid dog when he left a theatre and he died a month afterwards.
Husband: Montigny, Adolphe (1847-1861)
is brother/sister of Chéri, Anna
is brother/sister of Chéri, Victor
was admired by Musset, Alfred de
was rival of Rachel
was pupil to Samson, Joseph Isidore
|20/3/1855||Premiere of "Le Demi-Monde" by Alexandre Dumas fils at the théâtre du Gymnase in Paris. Some of the actors who played in the piece were Berton, Villars, Dupuis, Figeac, Laurentine and Rose Chéri. [Dumas, Alexandre (fils)]|
|16/1/1858||Premiere of "Le Fils naturel" by Alexandre Dumas fils at the Théâtre du Gymnase in Paris. The play featured Rose Chéri, Dupuis, Lagrange, Derval, Mademoiselle Mélanie and Geoffroy. [Dumas, Alexandre (fils)]|
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