Fifi D'Orsay

Fifi D'Orsay

  • Highest Rated: 80% Going Hollywood (1923)
  • Lowest Rated: 0% The Art of Love (1965)
  • Birthday: Apr 16, 1904
  • Birthplace: Not Available
  • Despite her claims of a Parisian birthplace and early stardom in the Folies Bèrgére, Hollywood's quintessential saucy Parisienne, Fifi D'Orsay, was actually Yvonne Lussier of Montreal. A protégée of vaudeville entertainer Gus Edwards, D'Orsay had appeared in the Greenwich Village Follies (singing "Yes, We Have No Bananas") and toured with Ed Gallagher prior to crashing Hollywood in such enjoyable, if lightweight, fare as They Had to See Paris (1929) and Hot for Paris (1930). She was pronounced one of the burgeoning sound media's first new stars, but her popularity proved brief. Today, D'Orsay is probably best remembered as the fading screen siren serenaded by Bing Crosby in Going Hollywood (1933) (the song was "Temptation") and for providing brief ooh-la-la moments in quite a few undeserving films of the late '30s and 1940s. She appeared on early television, but was decidedly a has-been when cast as the spirited Solange LaFitte in the hit Broadway musical Follies (1972). D'Orsay died at the Motion Picture Country House and Hospital in Woodland Hills, CA.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Rating

Title

Credit

Box
Office

Year

No Score Yet Assignment to Kill Mrs. Hennie 1968
0% The Art of Love Fanny 1965
25% What a Way to Go! Baroness 1964
No Score Yet The Gangster Mrs. Ostroleng 1947
No Score Yet Dixie Jamboree Yvette 1944
No Score Yet Delinquent Daughters Mimi 1944
No Score Yet Nabonga Marie 1944
No Score Yet Submarine Base Maria Styx 1943
No Score Yet Wonder Bar Mitzi 1934
No Score Yet Life of Jimmy Dolan Budgie 1933
No Score Yet They Just Had to Get Married Marie 1932
No Score Yet Girl from Calgary Fifi Follette 1932
No Score Yet Mr. Lemon of Orange Julie La Rue 1931
No Score Yet They Had to See Paris Claudine 1929
80% Going Hollywood Lili Yvonne 1923

TV

Rating

Title

Credit

Year

No Score Yet Bewitched
1964-1972
Mme. Wageir
  • 1968
No Score Yet Perry Mason
1957-1966
Woman Witness Mrs. Davis
  • 1964
  • 1961
No Score Yet Bonanza
1959-1973
Babette
  • 1963

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