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Annick Alane, pillar of boulevard theater and comedy in cinema, died at age 94

The French actress of theater and cinema, seen especially in “Hibernatus” alongside Louis de Funès, or in “The Crisis” with Vincent Lindon, is dead.

Annick Alane, who has a 62-year career in theater, film and television from 1951 to 2013, died Tuesday, October 29 at the age of 94.

Born Annick Boyer in 1925 in Carnac (Morbihan), Annick Alane was particularly distinguished at the theater, especially in the comedy register. And so she will appear in twenty pieces recorded for the famous TV show At the Theater tonight Pierre Sabbagh between 1966 and 1984, alongside Maria Pacôme, Jacqueline Maillant, Jacques Fabbri, who directed it, Michel Roux or Jacques François.

Trained at Cours Simon, twice awarded by Molière for the best actress in a supporting role in 1994 and 2001 for plays Tailleur for ladies and The pussy on a hot roof, Annick Alane started her career at 26 in A night in Megève by Jean de Letraz on the stage of the Théâtre Michel, in Paris.

Member of the cast of Jacques Fabbri, the actress has chained many roles, led by the greatest directors, becoming in particular one of the residents of At the theater tonight.

At the cinema, Annick Alane has been enlisted in nearly forty feature films including many popular hits like Hibernatus of Edouard Olinaro with Louis de Funès, The slap of Claude Pinoteau, Crisis of For the skin of a cop of Alain Delon, “Three Men and a Basket” and Crisis Coline Serreau, Viper in hand of Philippe de Broca, and Deadly Transfer of Jean-Jacques Beineix.

On television, the actress has been in the credits of many series like The Man of Picardy, Commissioner Maigret's inquiries, Coffee break, Maguy, the count of Monte Cristo, Josephine, guardian angel and Louis the Brocante.

Annick Alane was the mother of two actors, her daughter Valérie Alane and her son Bernard Alane who played the man hibernated in the ice creams of Hibernatus.

The funeral of the actress will be celebrated Thursday in the church of Saint-Roch, the Paris parish of the Chaplaincy of artists.

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