Maurice de Féraudy

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Maurice de Féraudy

Maurice de Féraudy (born in Joinville-le-Pont on December 3, 1859 - died in Paris May 12, 1932) was a French songwriter and actor at the Comédie-Française.

He joined the Théâtre Français in 1880, the company in 1887, and became dean in 1929. The role of his life, which he played 1200 times in nearly thirty years and of which he had a monopoly, is that of Isidore Lechat in Business is business (French: Les affaires sont les affaires), Octave Mirbeau (1903). As part of the Comedy Francaise he toured Quebec, Montreal and New York in 1922, showing two plays by Molière.[1] He has been applauded in the use of comedy, his playing full of cheerfulness.

Féraudy also wrote the lyrics of many songs for Paulette Darty, including the famous Fascination, taken up by later by Suzy Delair and Diane Dufresne.

He was the father of another actor, Jacques de Féraudy


  • 1929 : Ça aussi! ... c'est Paris d'Antoine Mourre
  • 1928 : Les Deux timides de René Clair : Thibaudier
  • 1927 : Fleur d'amour de Marcel Vandal : Maître Sourgueil
  • 1926 : Lady Harrington : Bréhaut
  • 1925 : Le Cœur des gueux d'Alfred Machin : le Père Larue
  • 1923 : Le Secret de Polichinelle de René Hervil : Mr. Jouvenel
  • 1923 : Cousin Pons de Jacques Robert : Pons
  • 1922 : Crainquebille de Jacques Feyder : Crainquebille
  • 1921 : Blanchette de René Hervil : Père Rousset
  • 1919 : L'Ami Fritz de René Hervil


  1. ^ "NYT 1922 article" (PDF). The New York Times. June 20, 1922. Retrieved 2010-03-02.