(March 28, 2017 – Montréal, Québec) The renowned Québec actress Janine Sutto has died. The prolific actress and comedian delighted Quebec audiences for seven decades. Born in Paris, both of her parents worked for Pathé. Her father was an associate of Charles Pathé, and later became a film distributor, while her mother was his private secretary. Following the collapse of the world economy after the stock market crash in October of 1929, the family decided to leave France and settled in Montréal. Her career began on stage in 1940 when she made her debut in a play by the French section of the Montreal Repertory Theatre, a semi-amateur, semi-professional troupe. Sutto received a Governor General’s Performing Arts Award in 2014. She was less than a month away from her 96th birthday when she died in Montréal.
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