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FĖLIX, REBECCA:

French actress; born at Lyons 1829; died at Eaux-Bonnes June 19, 1854. She gave early evidence of talent, was trained by her sister Rachel, and made her first appearance at the age of fourteen, at the Odéon, in the rôle of Chimène in "The Cid." Some time later she joined the Comédie Française, where she attracted attention as Iphise in Voltaire's "Oreste," and as Junie in "Britannicus." In 1850 she played Catarina to Rachel's Tisbé in "Angelo." Then she played successively Cécile de Civry in "Louise de Lignerolles," Christine in "Bertrand et Raton," Dona Florinde in "Don Juan," the title rôle in "Gabrielle," and the Dauphin in "Louis XI." Her health, however, did not permit her to continue these successes.

Bibliography:
  • Jules Janin, in Journal des Débats, June, 1854.
S. M. Bl.
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