Crosnier, Irma

BORN 20 Apr 1820, Paris: Rue d'Aboukir - DIED 2 Nov 1907, Paris: 37 Rue Truffaut, 7e
GRAVE LOCATION Paris: Père Lachaise, Rue du Repos 16 (division 22, avenue Saint-Morys, ligne 04)

Irma Crosnier was taken to Portugal by her uncle Émile Victor when she was fourteen years old. He was the director of the dos Coudés theatre in Lisbon and there she made her stage debut. When she was seventeen she returned to Paris and entered a singing class at the Conservator. But she lost her voice due to an illness and she decided to become a comedian. Soon she appeared at the Théâtre-Français in "Madame Pernelle".

In 1846 she joined the Comédie Française, but she left it in 1847. She returned there in 1854 but in 1855 she left it for good. In 1854 she married Louis Jacques Gauthier. Their daughter Louise Marie Charlotte was born in the same year. In 1873 she joined the Odéon where she had a successful career. She performed there until at least 1894. She died in 1907 in Paris and was buried at Père Lachaise.


The grave of Irma Crosnier at Père Lachaise, Paris.
Picture by Androom (02 Nov 2019)


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Published: 24 Nov 2023
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