Knowledge Identifier: +Adrienne_Lecouvreur
French actress, considered by many as the greatest of her time
Category: Movies & TV
Born in 1692.
Countries: France (63%), United States (13%), Sweden (13%)
Main connections: Comedie-Francaise, Ernest Legouve, Sarah Bernhardt
Linked to: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
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Adrienne Lecouvreur was born in 1692
In 1716, at age 24, Adrienne Lecouvreur left for Paris, and in 1717 she received a letter from the first gentleman of the King's chamber, requesting her to join the Comédie-Francaise
After her Paris debut at the Comédie-Française in 1717, she was immensely popular with the public
Done in Paris this 27th day of March, 1717
In 1718 she played Aristie in Corneille's
Adrienne Lecouvreur died in 1730
- "'Adriana Lecouvreur"' is an opera in four acts by Francesco Cilea to an Italian libretto by Arturo Colautti, based on the 1849 play "Adrienne Lecouvreur" by Eugène Scribe and Ernest Legouvé
Before them, however, in 1856, Edoardo Vera premiered his "dramma lirico" "Adriana Lecouvreur e la duchessa di Bouillon"
In 1913 Sarah Bernhardt played her in the silent movie "Adrienne Lecouvreur"
In 1928, MGM Studios filmed "Dream of Love", based on the Scribe and Legouvé play, "Adrienne Lecouvreur", starring Joan Crawford and Nils Asther