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Fifi D'Orsay (1904–1983)

Although she made her career playing the quintessential Parisian coquette, Fifi D'Orsay was actually a Canadian. She was born Yvonne Lussier in Montreal, Québec, in 1904. At the age of 20 she arrived in New York, determined to become an actress. She was met by Helen Morgan, whom she knew from Montreal. Morgan put up the young Yvonne and taught her ... See full bio »

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The Girl from Calgary Fifi Follette


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 1973 Roll Out (TV Series)
Madame Delacort
- Pilot (1973) ... Madame Delacort
 1968 Bewitched (TV Series)
Madame Wageir
 1968 Assignment to Kill
Mrs. Hennie
 1965 The Art of Love
 1964 The Lucy Show (TV Series)
Madame Fifi
- Lucy Gets Amnesia (1964) ... Madame Fifi
 1964 What a Way to Go!
 1964 Wild and Wonderful
 1961-1964 Perry Mason (TV Series)
Mrs. Davis / Woman Witness
- The Case of the Bountiful Beauty (1964) ... Mrs. Davis
- The Case of the Grumbling Grandfather (1961) ... Woman Witness
 1963 Bonanza (TV Series)
- Calamity Over the Comstock (1963) ... Babette
 1963 Combat! (TV Series)
Mme. Fouquet
- Reunion (1963) ... Mme. Fouquet
 1961-1962 Pete and Gladys (TV Series)
Renee / Charmaine
- Continental Dinner (1962) ... Renee
- Pop's Girlfriend (1961) ... Charmaine
 1962 The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse
French Prisoner (uncredited)
 1960-1961 Adventures in Paradise (TV Series)
Wanda / Mother Superior
- One Way Ticket (1961) ... Wanda
- Castaways (1960) ... Mother Superior
 1961 Thriller (TV Series)
- The Grim Reaper (1961) ... Toinette
 1961 General Electric Theater (TV Series)
- Love Is a Lion's Roar (1961) ... Simone
 1961 The Roaring 20's (TV Series)
Mme. Poitou
- The Vamp (1961) ... Mme. Poitou
 1954 The Pepsi-Cola Playhouse (TV Series)
- Fie, Fie, Fifi (1954) ... Fifi
 1953 Mr. & Mrs. North (TV Series)
Madame Suzi
- The Third Eye (1953) ... Madame Suzi
 1947 The Gangster
Mrs. Ostroleng
 1944 Dixie Jamboree
 1944 Delinquent Daughters
 1944 Nabonga
 1943 Submarine Base
Maria Styx
 1942 Piano Mooner (Short)
 1942 Chasing the Blues (Short)
 1937 Toot Sweet (Short)
 1937 Three Legionnaires
 1935 Katz' Pajamas (Short)
 1935 Better Than Gold (Short)
 1935 Cure It with Music (Short)
Fifi, the Maid
 1935 The Merry Widow
 1934 The Merry Widow
Marcelle (French Version)
 1934 Wonder Bar
 1933 Going Hollywood
Lili Yvonne
 1933 The Life of Jimmy Dolan
Budgie (as Fifi Dorsay)
 1932 The Girl from Calgary
Fifi Follette
 1931 Young as You Feel
 1931 Women of All Nations
Fifi (uncredited)
 1931 The Stolen Jools (Short)
Fifi D'Orsay
 1931 Mr. Lemon of Orange
Julie La Rue
 1930 Those Three French Girls
Charmaine (as Fifi Dorsay)
 1930 Women Everywhere
Lili La Fleur
 1930 On the Level
 1929 Hot for Paris
Fifi Dupre
 1929 They Had to See Paris
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Personal Details

Other Works:

(Summer 1940) She acted in Frances Goodrich and Albert Hackett's play, "Up Pops The Devil," in a Kenley Players production in Deer Lake, Pennsylvania. John Kenley was artistic director.

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Fifi Dorsay


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Although presented as "The French Bombshell", the French-Canadian D'Orsay never ventured outside North America, and in fact cashed in the round-trip plane ticket to Paris that she was given on Ralph Edwards' This Is Your Life (1952) TV show. See more »


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