|Birthname||Émélie Marie Bouchaud|
|born on||14 May 1874 at 18:00 (= 6:00 PM )|
|Place||Algiers, Algeria, 36n47, 3e03|
|Timezone||LMT m3e03 (is local mean time)|
|Astrology data||23°42' 07°17 Asc. 12°39'|
French singer and comedic actress, who became one of the major celebrities of her day and later, as cinema developed, appeared in several films.
Adopting the stage name Polaire ("Pole Star"), she worked as a music-hall singer and dancer, a chanteuse at various venues, then as an actress in serious theatre. Her first major appearance was in 1902, at the Théâtre des Bouffes Parisiens, in the title role of a play based on Colette's Claudine à Paris.
She died at 3pm on 11 October 1939, aged 65, at Champigny-sur-Marne, Val-de-Marne, France.
- Death, Cause unspecified 11 October 1939 at 3:00 PM in Champigny sur Marne (Age 65)
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Originally this entry had 7pm with Sy Scholfield quoting from birth certificate no. 681 for "Marie" [no surname or parents' names given; born at the midwife's place at 9 Rue Boutin] in the online Algerian archive, p. 189. Rue Boutin is in the Casbah/Agha area of Algiers.
On 31 March 2017 the birth time was changed to 6pm, according to birth certificate quoted in Michaël Mandl's CINÉMA MUET (Silent Film) collection: "La plupart des biographies indiquent par erreur une naissance à Alger. C’est sans doute cela qui a induit Sy Scholfield à attribuer à Polaire l’acte n°681 établi au nom de Marie (père et mère non dénommés), née le 14/05/1874 à 19:00 LMT à Alger, DZ. Or, il ne s’agit pas de la bonne personne : l’acte de naissance n°139 des registres de la ville de Mustapaha en atteste." (Most biographies mistakenly indicate a birth in Algiers. No doubt this led Sy Scholfield to attribute to Polaire Act No. 681 drawn up in the name of Marie (father and mother not named), born on 14/05/1874 at 19:00 LMT in Algiers, DZ. However, this is not the right person: birth certificate no. 139 of the registers of the city of Mustapaha attests to this). A copy of this BC is now in the ADB files.
Death certificate in Didier Geslain archive, 'chanteuses' pdf file, p. 103.
- Traits : Body : Size (Height: 5' 3" / 1.60 m)
- Traits : Body : Size (Waist: 16 in/ 410 mm)
- Traits : Body : Size (Bust: 38 in/ 970 mm)
- Vocation : Entertainment : Actor/ Actress
- Vocation : Entertainment : Comedy
- Vocation : Entertain/Music : Vocalist/ Pop, Rock, etc.
- Notable : Famous : Other Famous (Celebrity of her day)