Janine Sutto

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Janine Sutto
Janine Sutto.jpg
Sutto prepares for the radio play Les secrets du docteur Morhanges, 1945.
Born (1921-04-20)20 April 1921
Paris, France
Died 28 March 2017(2017-03-28) (aged 95)
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Occupation Actress
Years active 1945-2012
Children 2
Awards Order of Canada, Ordre des Arts et des Lettres, National Order of Quebec

Janine Sutto, CC CQ (20 April 1921 – 28 March 2017) was a French-born Canadian actress and comedian.


Born in Paris to Léopold Sutto and Renée Mamert, she emigrated to Canada in 1930, with her family settling in Montreal.[1]

At age 14, Sutto began acting in radio dramas, and later performed stage roles. In 1943, she was a founding member of the Théâtre de l'Equipe troupe, and she continued acting on stage through the early 1950s with Théâtre du Nouveau Monde.[2] She also made over 75 film and television appearances.[3]

Her biography, titled Vivre avec le destin (Living with Destiny), written by her son-in-law Jean-François Lépine, was published in 2010.

Sutto died in a Montreal palliative care facility in March 2017 at age 95, as reported by Lépine.[2][4]


In 1986 she was made an Officer of the Order of Canada and was promoted to Companion in 1991. In 1998, she was made a Knight of the National Order of Quebec. In May 2014, Sutto received a Governor General's Performing Arts Award for Lifetime Artistic Achievement for her contribution to Canadian theatre.[5]


  1. ^ http://montrealgazette.com/entertainment/arts/comedian-and-actress-janine-sutto-95-dies-in-montreal
  2. ^ a b "Flags lowered to half-mast to mark death of Janine Sutto". CTV News. 28 March 2017. Retrieved 28 March 2017. 
  3. ^ Vlessing, Etan (28 March 2017). "Janine Sutto, Prolific Stage and TV Actress, Dies at 95". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 28 March 2017. 
  4. ^ La grande dame de théâtre Janine Sutto s'éteint (in French)
  5. ^ "Janine Sutto". Governor General's Performing Arts Awards. Governor General's Performing Arts Awards Foundation. Retrieved 25 July 2014. 

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