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Sablonnière, Blanche de la

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Blanche de la Sablonnière (Annuaire Théâtrale, 1908-09)

Actor born Angéline Lussier in St-Hyacinthe, Quebec c.1860, (date of death unknown) known as the "Canadian Sarah Bernhardt."

She made her theatrical début at L'Académie de Musique in Montréal in Pierre Lenoir et les chauffeurs, and her professional début with Le Conservatoire on May 16, 1887 in Marie Jeanne ou la femme du peuple (a role that would become a trademark).

She was married to Joseph Tremblay, a theatre entrepreneur who sponsored her career. She played several seasons at the new Théâtre National in Montreal before retiring into the hotel business with her husband after a theatrical career of three decades.

Last updated 2009-07-22