Alexandre Germain

Alexandre Germain was the stage name of the French actor Germain Alexandre Poinet (17 June 1847 – 31 November 1938). He created leading comic roles in several of Georges Feydeau's most successful farces.

middle-aged white man, clean-shaven, with full head of neat dark hair; he is dressed in day clothes, with collar and tie
Germain, 1901

Life and careerEdit

Germain was born in Paris. He made his student debut at the Théâtre-École de la Tour d'Auvergne in 1863 and his professional debut the following year in Zut au berger! at the Théâtre des Folies-Marigny. He was based there until 1869, when he joined the company of the Théâtre Château-d'Eau (1869–1872) and then the Théâtre des Variétés (1872–1890). He took leave of absence from time to time to appear in plays at the Châtelet, Bouffes-Parisiens and the Folies-Dramatiques. He toured in the US and Russia with Anna Judic.[1]

The Bibliothèque nationale de France lists the following as Germain's productions from the later part of his career. Among them are five full-length plays by Georges Feydeau (Champignol malgré lui (title role), L'Hôtel du libre échange (Pinglet), La Dame de chez Maxim) (Petypon), La Puce à l'oreille (Victor-Emmanuel and Poche), and Occupe-toi d'Amélie! (Pochet).[2]

Germain died in Paris on 31 November 1938, at the age of 91.[2]


  1. ^ Martin, Jules. "M. Germain", Nos artistes : annuaire des théâtres et concerts. Retrieved 26 September 2021
  2. ^ a b "Alexandre Germain", Bibliothèque nationale de France. Retrieved 28 September 2021