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Fifi D'Orsay
Fifi D'Orsay
Fifi D'Orsay

Fifi D'Orsay

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Fifi D'Orsay (April 16, 1904 - December 2, 1983) was a Canadian-born actress. Born Marie-Rose Angelina Yvonne Lussier in Montreal, Quebec, as a young typist, filled with the desire to become an actress, she went to New York City. There, she found work in The Greenwich Village Follies after an audition in which she sang the song "Yes WE Have No Banana's" in French. In a burst of creativity, she told the play's director she was from Paris, France where she had worked in the Folies Bergeres. The show's impressed director hired her, billing her as "Mademoiselle Fifi". Fifi D'Orsay died from cancer at the age of 79 in Woodland Hills, California and was interred in the Forest Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery in Glendale, California.

Fifi on Helen KaneEdit

  • Fifi: Allo Helen darling you were one of the biggest stars, you were my star and i wanted to be just like you did.
  • Fifi: Even before i knew Helen she was my idol.
  • Fifi: Helen Kane's Boop-Oop-a-Doop it was the exclamation point of the roaring 20's.
  • Fifi: And you know everybody who came to see you wanted to be just like you but you know when the lord made you he threw the pattern away, there was only "one" Helen Kane.

TriviaEdit

  • Fifi D'Orsay was one of Helen Kane's best friends.
  • Fifi also sometimes used to "Boop-Boop-a-Doop" in some of her acts.
  • Fifi has been referenced as a sex symbol and Betty Boop in flesh and blood.
  • Helen and Fifi were friends for 30 years.

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