Françoise Rosay (1891–1974)


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Françoise Rosay was born on April 19, 1891 in Paris, France as Françoise Bandy de Nalèche. She was an actress and writer, known for Carnival in Flanders (1935), Le petit café (1931) and Johnny Frenchman (1945). She was married to Jacques Feyder. She died on March 28, 1974 in Montgeron, Essonne, France. See full bio »

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Known For

Carnival in Flanders Cornelia de Witte, Madame la Bourgmestre / Madame Burgomaster
(1935)
Le petit café Mademoiselle Edwige
(1931)
Johnny Frenchman Lanec Florrie
(1945)
Pension Mimosas Louise Noblet
(1935)

Filmography

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 1973 The Pedestrian
Frau Dechamps
 1972 Not Dumb, the Bird
Mme Morelli-Johnson
 1972 3000 Million Without an Elevator
Madame Dubreuil
 1969 Un merveilleux parfum d'oseille
Louise de Kerfuntel
 1968 Leontine
Leontine
 1968 Le fil rouge (TV Movie)
La mère de Freud Amalie
 1967 Le voleur d'enfants (TV Movie)
Misia Cayetana
 1967 The 25th Hour
Madame Nagy
 1966 L'âge heureux (TV Series)
Mme Aubry
 1965 Cloportes
Gertrude
 1965 Up from the Beach
Lili's Grandmother
 1965 Ruy Blas (TV Movie)
La duchesse d'Albuquerque
 1963 La charrue et les étoiles (TV Movie)
Bessie Burgess
 1962 Rien que la vérité (TV Movie)
Miss Knot
 1961-1962 Le théâtre de la jeunesse (TV Series)
Catherine / Mrs. Clennam
- La fille du capitaine (1962) ... Catherine
- La petite Dorrit (1961) ... Mrs. Clennam
 1962 The Longest Day
Undetermined Role (French Version) (scenes deleted)
 1961 The Counterfeiters of Paris
Madame Pauline
 1961 Frau Cheneys Ende
Frau Ebley
 1961 Solitaire (TV Movie)
Madame Chasseglin
 1960 Stop Me Before I Kill!
Madame Prade
 1960 Stephanie in Rio
Mutter Leonora Guala
 1960 Between Love and Duty
Madame Parisot
 1960 BBC Sunday-Night Play (TV Series)
Madame Alexandra
- Twentieth Century Theatre: Colombe (1960) ... Madame Alexandra
 1959 Without Trumpet or Drum
La grand-mère de Marguerite
 1959 Eyes of Love
Mme Moncatel
 1959 Riff Raff Girls
Berthe
 1959 The Sound and the Fury
Mrs. Caroline Compson
 1958 Non sono più Guaglione
Donna Assunta - Vincenzino's mother
 1958 Le joueur
La tante Antonia
 1958 Navy Log (TV Series)
Mama Germaine
- Mama Germaine (1958) ... Mama Germaine
 1958 Me and the Colonel
Madame Bouffier (as Francoise Rosay)
 1957 Interlude
Countess Reinhart
 1957 The Seventh Sin
Mother Superior (as Francoise Rosay)
 1956 Diary of a Bad Girl
Madame Delahaye
 1955 Girls of Today
La 'Signora'
 1955 That Lady
Bernardine
 1954 A Woman of Evil
Catherine de Médicis / Catharine of Medici
 1954 Orient Express (TV Series)
Mrs. van Deeren
- The Diamond (1954) ... Mrs. van Deeren
 1953 Den lille pige med svovlstikkerne
Narrator (French version)
 1953 Sul ponte dei sospiri
Dama di Sant'Agata
 1952 Chi è senza peccato....
La contessa Lamieri
 1952 Wanda the Sinner
Anna Steiner
 1952 Le banquet des fraudeurs
Gabrielle Demeuse
 1952 The Seven Deadly Sins
Elisabeth de Pallières, la mère (segment "Orgueil, L' / Pride")
 1951 Nobody's Children
La contessa Canali
 1951 The Red Inn
Marie Martin
 1951 K - Das Haus des Schweigens
Noemi, die Amme
 1951 The 13th Letter
Mrs. Gauthier
 1950 The Naked Heart
Laura Chapdelaine
 1950 September Affair
Maria Salvatini
 1950 One Only Loves Once
Mme Monnier
 1950 Women Without Names
The Countess
 1949 Le mystère Barton
Élisabeth
 1949 Les vagabonds du rêve
Mireille Dombreval
 1948 Quartet
Lea Makart (segment "The Alien Corn")
 1948 Saraband
The Electress Sophia (as Francoise Rosay)
 1947 La Dame de Haut-le-Bois
La comtesse Brévannes
 1946 Back Streets of Paris
Mme. Rose
 1945 Johnny Frenchman
Lanec Florrie (as Francoise Rosay)
 1944 The Halfway House
Alice Meadows (as Francoise Rosay)
 1942 Portrait of a Woman
Fanny Helder / Tona / Rose Delvé / ...
 1940 They Were Twelve Women
La duchesse de Vimeuse
 1939 The Wedding Journey
Roosje van Steelandt
 1939 Serge Panine
Madame Devarenne
 1938 Chess Player
Catherine II
 1938 The Stream
Régina Berri
 1938 Paix sur le Rhin
Françoise Schaefer
 1938 Fahrendes Volk
Madame Flora
 1938 People Who Travel
Flora
 1938 Ramuntcho
Dolorès Detcharry
 1937 Bizarre, Bizarre
Margaret Molyneux
 1937 Le fauteuil 47
Gilberte Boulanger
 1937 Christine
Marguerite Audié
 1937 My Son the Minister
Sylvie - seine Mutter
 1936 Jenny
Jenny Gauthier
 1936 The Robber Symphony
La diseuse de bonne aventure
 1936 Die letzten Vier von Santa Cruz
Nadja Danouw
 1936 The Secret of Polichinelle
Mme Jouvenel
 1936 Die klugen Frauen
Die Bürgermeisterin
 1935 Marie des angoisses
Mme de Quersac
 1935 Carnival in Flanders
Cornelia de Witte, Madame la Bourgmestre / Madame Burgomaster
 1935 Marchand d'amour
Clara
 1935 Maternité
Mme Duchemin
 1935 Whirlpool
Madame Gardane
 1935 Pension Mimosas
Louise Noblet
 1935 Le billet de mille
La comtesse russe
 1934 Die Insel
Silvia
 1934 Vers l'abîme
Sylvia
 1934 Le grand jeu
Blanche
 1933 Tambour battant
La princesse mère
 1933 L'abbé Constantin
La comtesse de Laverdens
 1933 Tout pour rien
Mme Bossu
 1933 La pouponnière
Mme Delannoy
 1932 Father Unawares
Madame Jacquet
 1932 Quand on est belle
Elfie Brown
 1932 The Woman Dressed As a Man
Princesse Marie
 1932 He
Madame Husson
 1931 Luck
Mme. Mougeot
 1931 Buster se marie
Angélique
 1931 Le procès de Mary Dugan
La veuve
 1931 Casanova wider Willen
Blanche Brissac
 1931 Jenny Lind
Rosatti
 1931 The Magnificent Lie
Rosa Duchêne
 1931 Le petit café
Mademoiselle Edwige
 1930 Marius à Paris (Short) (as Rosay)
 1930 Soyons gais
Madame Boucijon
 1930 Échec au roi
La reine - The Queen
 1930 Si l'empereur savait ça
Princess Plata d'Ettingen (the general's wife)
 1929 The One Woman Idea
Zuleide, Alizar's Mother (as Frances Rosay)
 1928 Two Timid Souls
The aunt
 1928 Madame Récamier
Madame de Staël
 1927 The Glass Boat
Frau d'Arcy, seine Gattin
 1926 Mother of Mine
Edith Maranet
 1922 Crainquebille
 1918 La faute d'orthographe (Short)
Une femme dans le tram
 1917 Le frère de lait (Short)
 1917 Le billard cassé (Short)
 1916 La trouvaille de Buchu (Short)
 1916 Têtes de femmes, femmes de tête (Short)
A Guest
 1915 Les vampires
Une invitée chez Mortesaigues
 1911 Falstaff (Short)
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Personal Details

Publicity Listings:

2 Print Biographies | 6 Articles | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

Alternate Names:

Frances Rosay | Francoise Rosay | Rosay

Height:

5' 10½" (1.79 m)

Spouse:

Jacques Feyder  (his death)  (3 children)
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Trivia:

In Hollywood, she co-starred with Charles Boyer, Maurice Chevalier and Buster Keaton and worked with directors such as William Dieterle (September Affair, 1949), Martin Ritt (The Sound and the Fury, 1958), Ronald Neame (The Seventh Sin, 1956) and Peter Glenville (Me and the Colonel, 1957) with Danny Kaye. See more »

Trademark:

Often played stern, authoritarian family matriarchs who adopted extreme measures for her family's sake, usually to nefarious consequences See more »

Star Sign:

Aries

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