Popular icon, Peggy the slut, Whistler, Singer… at the sad end of life


Micheline Dax died on April 27, 2014 at the age of 90. Actress and total artist, she was a huge figure in Variety. Memories of a great lady…

Micheline-Josette-Renée Etevenon of his real name, said Micheline Dax, was born on March 3, 1924 in Paris. From her adolescence, she studied at Cours Simon and intended to play Berenice and The Lady of the Camelliaswhat its voice naturally severe predisposed it. But this pretty brunette was not taken seriously for a second and, to her great sadness at the time, she had to divert her career plans towards the comic and boulevardier genrein which she made a magnificent popular career.

Micheline Dax, whistler and singer

If the actress who distinguished herself at the Cinema and in the Théâtre de boulevard had another talent than acting, it was definitely the song. In 1998, she confided to Le Monde: ” I was a light soprano. No one wanted to believe him, with that deep voice that I already had as a child. But I was really a flute soprano at ease in the treble. From the age of three, I sang the operettas that I heard. I loved that.”

In a more surprising register, Micheline Dax was also a whistlera profession that she proudly claimed, as she had explained, always to Le Monde: “As a child, I was already whistling. Later, when I worked on my pieces, I deciphered them by whistling. I had no idea that I was going to make it a professional activity! However, among studio musicians, I was categorized as an instrument”.

Micheline Dax: her film career

From 1949, alongside his theater and cabaret activities, Micheline Dax plays in many cinema filmsnotably with Jacques Becker (Estrapade Street1952), Sacha Guitry (If Paris was told to us1955), Henri Decoin (The Pavement of Paris1960), Jacques Demy (The most important event since man walked on the moon1972), Tonie Marshall (pentimento1989), as well as in an unmemorable nanars series. His last two appearances on the big screen were, in 2009, in Public benches (Versailles Rive-Right), by Bruno Podalydès, and The Invisible Womanby Agathe Teyssier.

Micheline Dax, Peggy the slut in the Muppet Show

Micheline Dax also tries her hand at dubbing and is a resounding success by dubbing Peggy the slut in the Muppet Show between 1977 and 1981.”Do you know that I was called asking if I wanted to double a fat slut crazy about her body? I said yes right away, gone! The handful of actors shared the roles… We dubbed about ten voices each and rewrote the texts. And I didn’t just do female voices! It was an amazing experience…” she had told, always in the World in 1998.

Micheline Dax, blind: her body to science

Married in the 1960s to the comedian Jacques Bodoin, she is the mother of the actress and television host Veronique Bodoin. Micheline Dax passed away on April 27, 2014 at the age of 90. In the last years of his life, she lost her sight. This prevented her from memorizing new texts and deprived her of his main reason for living: comedy. According to his own wish, she gave her body to science and had no religious ceremony.



Source- https://www.journaldesfemmes.fr/people/evenements/2808539-micheline-dax-mort-age-mari-aveugle-enfant-peggy-la-cochonne-muppet-show/