Jacqueline Francell

Jacqueline Francell (24 March 1908, in Paris – 12 October 1962, in Neuilly-sur-Seine) was a French singer, stage and film actress.[1] As a singer she also appeared in opera at the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées, and created the role of Princess Blanche-Aline in Les Aventures du roi Pausole by Honegger in 1930.[2]

Jacqueline Francell
Jacqueline Francell 1930.jpg
Francell in 1930
Born23 March 1908
Occupation(s)Singer, Actress
Years active1928–1938

In the field of comédie musicale she created roles in Déshabillez-vous ! (1928), Flossie (1929), Arsène Lupin, banquier (1930, alongside Jean Gabin), La Pouponnière (1932), Oh ! Papa !... (1933), Florestan 1er, prince de Monaco (1933), La Margoton du bataillon (1937) and J'hésite (1938), recording songs from most of these pieces.[2]

She was the daughter of the tenor, and later vocal teacher, Fernand Francell.[3]

Selected filmographyEdit


  1. ^ Goble p.375
  2. ^ a b ’L'encyclopédie multimedia de la comédie musicale théâtrale en France (1918-1940)’ (http://comedie-musicale.jgana.fr/index.htm),[permanent dead link] accessed 18.08.09.
  3. ^ Bibliothèque nationale de France : Jacqueline Francell (1908-1962), accessed 25 September 2015.


  • Goble, Alan. The Complete Index to Literary Sources in Film. Walter de Gruyter, 1999.

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