RENEE DORLEAC. Catherine Deneuve’s mother, Renée Simonot, known in the city as Renée Dorléac, died on July 11, 2021 at the age of 109. A look back at her career as a dubbing and theater actress.
[Mis à jour le 15 juillet 2021 à 17h56] Catherine Deneuve lost her mother, Renée Simonot, also known as Renée Dorléac in town. The actress known for her work in dubbing and in the theater died on July 11, 2021. She was 109 years old. Mother of actresses Catherine Deneuve and Françoise Dorléac, Renée Simonot was above all one of the first to embark on dubbing, lending her voice to Olivia de Havilland or even Judy Garland in the Wizard of Oz.
“Danielle Tappou, Catherine Deneuve, Sylvie Cantelli and their children are sad to announce the death of Renée Dorléac in Paris on July 11, 2021”, can we soberly read in the obituary published in the columns of Le Figaro this Thursday July 15, 2021. It is also specified that the burial will be in the family vault, on a date which is not specified.
Catherine Deneuve regularly shared news of her mother, Renée Dorléac, in the media. In 2012, to M le magazine du Monde, she declared about Renée Simonot: “She lives alone at home, plays bridge, wears glasses but keeps very good hearing and a great head. It is certainly an image. very comforting of old age “. More recently, to Le Parisien, she explained that her mother had been in a house “for two or three years. I am all the more surprised at her longevity as she is not ill.” The actress, who died at 109, also said in 2013 that her “old age is not sad.”
Renée Dorléac died on Sunday July 11, 2021, we learned in an obituary published in the columns of Le Figaro. The stage and voice actress was 109 years old. However, no cause of death has been specified. It is probable that the mother of Catherine Deneuve and Françoise Dorléac died of natural death, or more commonly of old age. Renée Dorléac, also known under the stage name Renée Simonot, will be buried “in the family vault”, on a date which has not been specified.
Renée Simonot, who was called Renée Dorléac alive, died on July 11, 2021. The actress was one of the deans of French cinema, since she was 109 years old at the time of her death, the causes of which were not specified. She would have celebrated her 110th birthday on September 10.
Renée-Jeanne Deneuve was born on September 10, 1911 in Le Havre and died on July 11, 2021 in Paris. She is the daughter of Joseph-Sévère Deneuve, saddler and Antoinette-Jeanne Schanardi. In 1918, at the age of 7, Renée Deneuve made her debut as an actress at the Théâtre de l’Odéon. She decides to give up her name to take that of Simonot, a lyrical artist who would have counted in her career. She plays a role ofcomical opera The Bells of Corneville. She is one of the first actresses to do dubbing. She is notably the French voice ofOlivia de havilland or from Winona Ryder in Edward Scissorhands.
In 1946, after the birth of her last daughter, Renée Simonot stopped her activities as an actress. However, she continued her dubbing activities until the 1990s. Today, at the age of 109, Renée Simonot is the oldest actress and actor in the world. She ceased her activities as an actress in 1946, after the birth of her fourth daughter.5, but continued its dubbing activity until the 1990s.
Renée Simonot is particularly an actress of dubbing and theater. She thus appeared in no films, but voiced in many feature films. She is the French voice of Olivia de Havilland in La Piste de Santa Fe, The Passionate Life of the Brontë Sisters and La Double Enigme. The mother of Catherine Deneuve and Françoise Dorléac lent her voice to Judy Garland in the cult film The Wizard of Oz in 1939, and that of Donna Reen in La vie est belle (1946). We can also hear the voice of Renée Simonot / Renée Dorléac in Farewell to Arms (she doubles the character of Helen Hayes), Psychosis (Patricia Hichcock) or even Edward with the Silver Hands, where she plays the character of Winona. Elderly Ryder.
Renée Simonot is first of all the companion of the actor Aimé Clariond with whom she has a daughter, Danielle. The actress ends up leaving him quickly. During a dubbing, Renée Simonot …