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Jean Lapointe


B: December 6, 1935 in Rimouski, Québec

D: November 18, 2022 in Montréal, Québec

Jean Lapointe was a humourist, singer/songwriter, actor and Senator. He started his preforming career when he was 15-years-old old in Quebec City, where he formed his first group, Les Québécaires, and worked at the local radio station, CHRC. His career as an actor included the title role of one of Québec’s most controversial premiers, Maurice Duplessis, in the 1977 mini-series. Named an Officer of the Order of Canada in 1984, he was given a Commemorative Medal for the 125th Anniversary of the Confederation of Canada from the Governor General as well as two honourary doctorates from Québec universities. He was also a Life Member of the Royal Philatelic Society of Canada. On June 13, 2001 Jean Lapointe was appointed to the Canadian Senate and retired on December 6, 2010 when he turned 75, the mandatory retirement age. He became an Officer of the National Order of Quebec in 2006. He was 86 when he died November 18, 2022 in Montréal.

Features & TV Movies:
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YUL 871 (1966)

Deax femmes en or (1970)
O.K…Laliberte (1973)
Il était une fois dans l’est (1974)
Les ordres (1974)
Tour feu, tout femme (1975)
Ti-mine, Bernie pis la gang (1976)
L’eau chaude, l’eau frette (1976)
One Man (1977)
Angela (1977)
J.A. Martin photographe (1977)

Les chiens chauds (1980)

Une histoire inventée (1990)
Ding et Dong – le film (1990)
La Sarrasine (1992)
Montréal, ville ouverte (TV-1992)
Never Too Late (1997)

La bouteille (2000)
Une jeune fille à la fenêtre (2001)
Une éclaircie sur le fleuve (2003)
Les immortels (2003)
Le dernier tunnel (2004)
Truffe (2008)
Pour toujours, les Canadiens! (2009)

Snow & Ashes (2010)

Mon cirque à moi (2020)

TV Series – Cast:
Duplessis (1977, mini-series)

Bouscotte (1998)

Mon cirque à moi, movie, poster,
Poster for Mon cirque à moi courtesy of Les Films Séville.