Actress Louisette Dussault, well known for her role in The Green Mouse, died Tuesday at the age of 82, alongside her daughters.
A great actress, activist for women’s rights, born into a family of musicians from Thetford Mines, she has devoted her life to Quebec theatre.
“Louisette had a full life with her work, which fulfilled her. She was also very proud of her two daughters, Ève and Paule, and loved spending time with her seven grandchildren. Her charisma, her lively energy, her strong personality and her involvement in all artistic spheres will remain in the memory of all those who had the chance to meet her, “said her agent, Hélène Mailloux, in a press release released late in the evening. , Tuesday.
Both on stage and on the radio and in the cinema, Louisette Dussault has played the works of many important Quebec authors, including Tremblay, Germain, Barbeau, Ducharme, Garneau, Turgeon, Godbout, Jasmin, Mercier.
She was, among others, of the collective La Nef des Sorcières in 1976, of the cast of Les Fées ont soif in 1978 and of Les Belles-sœurs in 1984.
She also played her solo show Moman more than 500 times over a period from 1979 to 2000.
But she will remain for several The Green Mouse, a role she performed from 1964 to 1971 on the occasion of 750 episodes of this youth program broadcast on Radio-Canada television, where she was very present.
His last appearances on television were in Trauma and in L’auberge du chien noir in 2012-2013.
Note that she was cited for the Gémeaux awards in 1992 and 1993 for her eponymous role in the soap opera Marilyn, broadcast from 1991 to 1994.
The date of a celebration in his honor for family and loved ones will be announced later.
The announcement was quick to elicit many reactions.
“10 sheep, 9 sparrows… Farewell to our green mouse. Only great souvenirs. THANKS. My condolences to all his loved ones,” Prime Minister François Legault wrote on Twitter.
Solidarity MP Vincent Marissal tweeted: “And a green mouse … in the paradise of the unforgettable. Rest in peace, Madame Dussault. »
The media community is also shaken. “Another is leaving us. She was much more than a “Green Mouse”. Forever in our hearts as children and adults. Goodbye beautiful and committed Louisette Dussault, “also wrote host Isabelle Craig.