BORN 10 Jan 1819, Paris - DIED 4 May 1876, Bougival, Yvelines|
CAUSE OF DEATH alcoholism or consumption
GRAVE LOCATION Paris: Cimetière de Montmartre, 20 Avenue Rachel (division 29, ligne 01, numéro 02, face nord)
François Louis Lesueur was the son of a soldier. He worked on a paper mill on rue Saint-Denis in Paris before he made his acting debut at the Théâtre Saint-Marcel under the name of Francisque de Saint-Marcel. After an engagement at the Théâtre du Panthéon he moved to the Théâtre de la Gaîté where he acted under his own name. Adolphe Montigny saw him perform and hired him for his Théâtre du Gymnase. In 1852 he married the actress Anna Chéri, the sister of Montigny's wife Rose Chéri.
He played many parts at the Théâtre du Gymnase and also appeared at the Théâtre du Châtelet. After an engagement at the Théâtre des Variétés he returned to the Théâtre du Gymnase. He died of consumption in 1857 but it was said that his death was 'no doubt the result of alcohol abuse'.
Wife: Chéri, Anna (1852-1876)
worked for Montigny, Adolphe
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