Guitry, Lucien

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Guitry, Lucien Gender: M
Germain Lucien Guitry
born on 13 December 1860 at 22:00 (= 10:00 PM )
Place Paris, France, 48n52, 2e20
Timezone LMT m2e20 (is local mean time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_sagcol.18.gif 22°12' s_mo.18.gif s_capcol.18.gif 09°37 Asc.s_vircol.18.gif 03°00'

Lucien Guitry


French actor, one of his country's greatest actors in the drama of modern reality.

In 1885, while living in Saint Petersburg, he appeared at the French (or Mikhaylovsky) Theatre. That year, his son, the future actor, writer and director Sacha Guitry, was born in Saint Petersburg and named in honour of Tsar Alexander III. Lucien met the composer Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky and his brother Modest, and became good friends with them. It was at Guitry's instigation that Tchaikovsky wrote both his Hamlet Overture-Fantasy (Op. 67a) in 1888, and the Incidental Music to the Shakespeare play (Op. 67b) in 1891, for which he reused the overture-fantasy in shortened form as the overture.

He became prominent on the French stage at the Renaissance theatre (Les Mauvais bergers, d'Octave Mirbeau), in 1897, then at Porte Saint-Martin theatre in 1900, and the Variétés in 1901. He was a member of the Comédie-Française, but resigned in order to become director of the Renaissance, where he was principally associated with the actress Marthe Brandès, who had also left the Comédie.

Lucien Guitry died in Paris on 1 June 1925, aged 64.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • business associate/partner relationship with Brandès, Marthe (born 31 January 1862). Notes: Co-star at the Renaissance theatre
  • parent->child relationship with Guitry, Sacha (born 21 February 1885)


  • Relationship : Marriage 10 June 1882 (Renée Delmas)
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  • Family : Change in family responsibilities 5 March 1884 (Birth of son, Jean-Louis-Edmond)
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  • Family : Change in family responsibilities 21 February 1885 (Birth of son, Sacha)
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  • Relationship : Divorce dates February 1889 (Renée Delmas)
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  • Relationship : Marriage 25 August 1914 (Jeanne Augustine Portier)
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Source Notes

Sy Scholfield forwarded birth certificate n°2060 from the online Paris municipal archives (2 arr., image 2/17). Portier marriage data in margin.


  • Family : Relationship : Number of Marriages (Two)
  • Family : Parenting : Kids 1-3 (Two sons)
  • Vocation : Entertainment : Actor/ Actress (Stage)
  • Notable : Famous : Top 5% of Profession (Member of the Comédie-Française)