Friday, September 4, 2015

RIP Sylvie Joly

The actress and comedian Sylvie Joly has died.

Le Monde

The actress and humorist Sylvie Joly, suffering with Parkinson's disease for several years, died Friday, September 4 at the age of 80 years, said her husband, Pierre Vitry. "She died of cardiac arrest late night at our home in Paris," he said.

Sylvie Joly was first a lawyer before turning to comic career, with a one-woman show where she stood out by a ferocious sense of humor. She revealed her illness, described as "severe" but "not necessarily fatal", in an autobiography by her husband entitled That's your real name? (Flammarion) and published on the eve of her 76th birthday, in 2010.

The actress collaborated in the 1970s with directors like Yves Robert, Bertrand Blier, Jean-Pierre Mocky and Claude Lelouch. In the theater, she starred in plays by Ionesco, Chekhov or Marivaux and was directed by Tania Balachova and Georges Wilson. Among her best-known performances include Cigale et la Joly, Ne riez jamais d’une femme qui tombe, La Vie, C’est pas de la rigolade and Best of.

humor in all circumstances

An admirer of her great predecessor, the actress Jacqueline Maillan, Sylvie Joly has inspired many comedians, including Pierre Palmade, Muriel Robin and Florence Foresti.

She was appointed in 1988 for the César Award for Best Supporting Actress in 1999 for Molière for best show of skits. In 2006, the actress received the title of Knight of Arts and Letters from the hands of then Minister of Culture, Renaud Donnedieu de Vabres.

Already ill, she had managed to play the final performances of her show La Cerise sur le gâteau and the film L'Auberge rouge, by Gérard Krawczyk in 2007. "Laughter, humor, it helps you in all the appalling circumstances", she said before the cameras of France 2 in 2010. She had not been able to return to the stage since.

JOLY, Sylvie (Sylvie Marie Lucie Joly)
Born: 10/28/1934, Paris, Île de France, France
Died: 9/3/2015, Paris, Île de France, France

Sylvie Joly’s western – actress:
The Daltons - 2004 (Ma Billy)

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