Brilliant on the stages, small and big screen, actress Louisette Dussault has shaped the imagination of Quebecers by portraying characters that are as endearing as they are colourful. his famous green mouse at his unmissable solo exhibition Motherhere are five roles that have shaped his rich and long career:
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The Green Mouse
Louisette Dussault shaped an entire generation of Quebecers with her character Souris verte, who made children happy on the Radio Canada airwaves from 1964 to 1971. All those who grew up with this popular youth show still remember the famous nursery rhyme Ten Sheep, sung by the Green Mouse.
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Before 30 Lives, District 31 and Stat there was Marilyn. For three years (from 1991 to 1994), Louisette Dussault starred in this daily soap opera, which aired weekdays at 7 p.m. on Radio-Canada. Written by Lise Payette and her daughter Sylvie, the series followed the adventures of a widow who cleaned private homes to earn a living.
The super grannies
Louisette Dussault, France Castel, Sophie Clément and Rita Lafontaine formed a memorable quartet in this other Lise Payette soap opera, starring four middle-aged women who were very young in their hearts and minds. The series aired on Radio-Canada from January 2002 to December 2003.
The park of the brave
Louisette Dussault received a Gemini nomination for her portrayal of the character of Mado Coulombe in Fernand Dansereau’s great historical series, which aired on Radio-Canada for four seasons from 1984-1988. The Parc des Braves plunged us into the heart of a family from a young widowed mother (camped by Marie Tifo) in Quebec at the start of World War II.
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A great theater actress, Louisette Dussault also often shone on stage. In Moman, a solo show she wrote and performed on stage for many years, the actress explored the theme of motherhood by slipping into the shoes of a woman who travels with her twin daughters, ages three and up, on the bus between Montreal and Montreal and Nicolet travels day. The show was applauded across Quebec, but also in France, Spain and Algiers.