Chez Fysher, 21 Rue d'Antin, 75002 Paris
Château-Montbreuse, 54 Rue Jean-Baptiste Pigalle, 75009 Paris, France
Cimetière de la Salle à Tours Tours, Departement d'Indre-et-Loire, Centre, France
Julia Léontine Hérissé known as Gaby Montbreuse, born on January 18, 1895 in Langeais (Indre-et-Loire) and died on June 24, 1943 (aged 48) in Tours, is a French singer and music-hall artist. In the 1920s Chez Fysher attracted more and more lesbians. The star until 1927 was Gaby Montbreuse, a busty redheaded singer whose biggest success was You possessed me by surprise. Fisher's stars that followed were: Yvonne George, Damia, Marie Dubas, Arletty, Lucienne Boyer, Lys Gauty, Gaby Basset.
Daughter of a cart father and a tuilière mother, Gaby Montbreuse went to Paris and started, at 17, as an actress at the Antoine Theatre before appearing as early as 1913 on the stages of café-concerts. Star of the music hall, Gaby Montbreuse is on the bill of Folies-Belleville at the same time as Damia in 1915. She is the creator of the songs Titine by Léo Daniderff (of which she was a companion) in 1917, Vincent Scotto's Le Roudoudou in 1923 or You possessed me by surprise by Jean Lenoir in 1926. That same year, she was seen alongside the debutant Jean Gabin in Rip's The Review of Vaudeville. In 1924, his pianist at the cabaret Chez Fyscher is none other than the future composer of film music Georges Van Parys. At the same time, she had a short career in film. It is notably featured in the credits of Around a Million of Pierre Ruban in 1931, and of All that will change by Max de Rieux in 1932, with Simone Bourday and Pierre Ruban. In March 1927, she opened her own establishment, Château-Montbreuse, at 54 Pigalle Street, which is only a fairly brief activity. After going bankrupt in the early 1930s, Gaby Montbreuse disappears from the Parisian scene to retire to her sister Yvonne, widow of car racer André Boillot, in Saint-Cyr-sur-Loire. She rests in the vault of the Hery family at La Salle de Tours cemetery, with her sister Yvonne (1890-1960) and her brother-in-law André Boillot (1891-1932). In 2008, singer and comedian Denis D'Arcangelo paid tribute to him in the show Madame Raymonde returned!.
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