Marquet, Mary

BORN 14 Apr 1895, St. Petersburg - DIED 29 Aug 1979, Paris: rue Carpeaux
BIRTH NAME Marquet, Micheline Marguerite Delphine
CAUSE OF DEATH heart attack
GRAVE LOCATION Paris: Cimetière de Montmartre, 20 Avenue Rachel (division 23)

Mary Marquet came from a family of artists. She went to the Conservatoire national supérieur d'art dramatique in 1913. During the same year she made her movie debut. She studied under Paul Mounet but although she failed to pass her exams there, she obtained an engagement in the company of Sarah Bernhardt, who was a friend of her parents. she had a part in "L'Aiglon" by Edmond Rosland and she became his mistress from 1915 until his death in 1918.

In 1914 she made her movie debut. She married Maurice Escande, but she divorced him in 1921. She started an affair with Firmin Gémier, who was married, and in 1922 she had his son, François.

In 1923 she was engaged at the Comédie Française, where she worked for twenty over years. Before Grémier died in 1933 she became the mistress of André Tardieu. After she broke up with him she married the actor Victor Francen in 1934.

During the Second World War her son was deported and he died in Buchenwald. Possibly because she had sought the protection of German officers to prevent this, she was imprisoned after the liberation on suspicion of collaboration. She was released because there was no evidence. After the war she appeared in cabarets as well as in futher movies, among them "Landru" (1962) and "Casanova" (1975). She died in 1979 in Paris.

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The grave of Mary Marquet at the Cimetière Montmartre, Paris.
Picture by Androom (20 Feb 2016)


Wikipedia (FR):
MARQUET Mary (1895-1979) - Cimetières de France et d'ailleurs

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Published: 23 Oct 2016
Last update: 19 Apr 2022