Friday, May 15, 2015

RIP Arlette Thomas

RIP Arlette Thomas

By Emilie Lopez
May 15, 2015

The actress Arlette Thomas died on Wednesday May 13 at the age of 87. A talented voice dubber, she was the mother of Pierre Jolivet and Marc and Françoise Dasque

Her name is not well known to everyone, but her voice should be, she is immensely known in France.

In the early 1950s Arlette Thomas began an artistic career, first in the theater and, in parallel, on the radio. A few years later, she discovered what would become her passion: dubbing. Therefore, her voice will lull the most tender childhood for several generations, since double-Titi, the little canary Tweety and Sylvester, but Caliméro or Uranus, in the cartoon Goldorak. Next she was seen on the big screen, she become the French voice of Shirley MacLaine in most of her films in the late 1970s and telephoto side, that of Renée Taylor, day mum Fran in The Nanny.

Subsequently, she turned to art direction and officiated on dubbing trays and the Restless for twenty years. But she suffered a stroke in 2010 and took early retirement.

THOMAS, Arlette (Arlette Suzanne Thomas)
Born: 11/5/1927, Paris, Île-de-France France
Died: 5/13/2015, France

Arlette Thomas’ western – actress:
Pony Soldiers – 1952 [French voice of Penny Edwards]
Jubal – 1956 [French voice of Felicia Farr]
From Hell to Texas – 1958 [French voice of Diane Varsi]
Bonanza – 1960 [French voice of Glora Talbot]
The Last Sunset – 1961 [French voice of Carol Lynley]
Last of the Mohicans – 1965 [French voice of Sara Lezana]
A Time for Dying – 1969 (Mamie’s girl)
Joe Kidd – 1972 [French voice of Stella Garcia]

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