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Andrée Lachapelle

Andrée Lachapelle, OC CQ (November 13, 1931 – November 21, 2019) was a French Canadian actress. Born in Montreal, she trained at age 14 at the Studio XV theatre school under Gerard Vleminckx, later attended teacher's college and taught elementary school for a few years. In 1952 she met actor Robert Gadouas, performed with him, and had three children before his death in 1969. She later appeared in plays by Michel Tremblay, Samuel Beckett and Tennessee Williams and in the films Léolo, Cap Tourmente, Route 132, The Last Escape and Don't Let the Angels Fall.[2]

Andrée Lachapelle
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Andrée Lachapelle in 2013
Born(1931-11-13)November 13, 1931
Montreal, Quebec, Canada[1]
DiedNovember 21, 2019(2019-11-21) (aged 88)
Years active1963–2019

In 1985, Andrée Lachapelle was made an Officer of the Order of Canada.[3] In 1997, she was made a Knight of the National Order of Quebec.[4]

On November 21, 2019, Lachapelle died via assisted suicide at the age of 88 following a battle with cancer.[1]


  • Marcel Dubé, Andrée Lachapelle : entre ciel et terre, collection Portraits d'artistes, Mnémosyne, Montréal, 1995, 117 p., ISBN 978-2-9217-8600-3 (in French)

Notes and referencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "La comédienne Andrée Lachapelle s'éteint à 88 ans". Radio-Canada (in French). November 21, 2019. Retrieved November 21, 2019.
  2. ^ Obituary by Lisa Fitterman in the Toronto Globe and Mail 27 Nov. 2019.)
  3. ^ Andrée Lachapelle, O.C., C.Q.
  4. ^ Andrée Lachapelle, Chevalière (1997) Archived March 4, 2016, at the Wayback Machine (in French)

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