Jeanne d'Alcy

D.O.B: Mar 20, 1865 |

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A performer at the Théâtre Robert-Houdin from 1888, when it was re-opened by Georges Méliès, Jehanne dAlcy (also known as Fanny Manieux) later became Mélièss mistress and appeared in a number of his films, including the first of his risqué productions Après le bal - le tub (1897). Mélièss first wife Eugenie died in May 1913, and in 1925 he married dAlcy.

Biography

A performer at the Théâtre Robert-Houdin from 1888, when it was re-opened by Georges Méliès, Jehanne dAlcy (also known as Fanny Manieux) later became Mélièss mistress and appeared in a number of his films, including the first of his risqué productions Après le bal - le tub (1897). Mélièss first wife Eugenie died in May 1913, and in 1925 he married dAlcy. Her concession of a toy stall at the Gare Montparnasse, Paris, manned by Georges, provided their only income for several years. In 1932 they moved into an apartment at a home for cinema veterans. After Mélièss death, dAlcy appeared in the poignant framing sequences of Georges Franjus short dramatisation of his life, Le Grand Méliès (1952), with Mélièss son André playing his father. Jehanne dAlcy died on 14 October 1956 at Versailles, aged ninety-two.