Nanette Bordeaux

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Nanette Bordeaux
Born Hélène Olivine Veilleux
(1911-04-03)April 3, 1911
Saint-Georges, Quebec, Canada
Died September 20, 1956(1956-09-20) (aged 45)
Los Angeles, California, USA
Other names Francine Bordeaux
Years active 1942-1957

Nanette Bordeaux (April 3, 1911 – September 20, 1956) was a French Canadian-born American film actress. Born Hélène Olivine Veilleux, Bordeaux made over 15 film appearances between 1942 and 1957.

Career[edit]

Bordeaux moved with her family from Quebec to New York City in the 1930s, where she began auditioning for several theatre productions. By 1938, Bordeaux did a screen test at the Hal Roach Studios, and was chosen over 50 other actresses. She made appearances in several small movies in the 1940s, under the name Francine Bordeaux.[1] Bordeaux was hired by Columbia Pictures director Jules White in 1949, and began appearing in several short subjects, most notably with the Three Stooges. As she sported a genuine French accent, she was often cast as a "Fifi," in films such as Hugs and Mugs, Pest Man Wins, A Missed Fortune and Loose Loot.[2] She also had to hide her French accent under an American one in such films as Slaphappy Sleuths and Income Tax Sappy.[1]

Death[edit]

Bordeaux's career was cut short when she died of acute bronchopneumonia in 1956. Her last film appearance was in A Merry Mix Up.[1]

Selected filmography[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g Cappello, Bill (Winter 1994). "Nanette Bordeaux: A Brief Biography". The Three Stooges Journal (Gyynedd Valley, Pennsylvania: The Three Stooges Fan Club, Inc.) (72): 6–7. 
  2. ^ Nanette Bordeaux

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