Rose-Alma Ouellette (August 25, 1903 - September 14, 1996) also known by her stage name La Poune was a Quebec actress, comedian, theatre manager and artistic director. Ouellette was born to François Ouellette and Josephine Lasanté in the faubourg à M’lasse, a working-class neighbourhood in Montréal, Quebec. In her teens, she dropped out of school and worked at a shoe factory in order to provide income for her large family. In the later part of her career, she appeared in film and on television, but she is most remembered for her work on stage. She is known as the first woman ever to have directed two individual playhouses in North America.
Birth and Death Data: Born August 25th, 1903 (Montreal), Died September 14th, 1996 (Montreal)
Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1939
Roles Represented in DAHR: vocalist, speaker
|Company||Matrix No.||Size||First Recording Date||Title||Primary Performer||Description||Role||Audio|
|Victor (Canada)||7203||10-in.||before 12/1/1939||Si j'avais su||Paul Hébert ; Rose Ouellette||Female-male vocal duet, with piano||vocalist|
|Victor (Canada)||7204||10-in.||before 12/1/1939||Polion et Maria au base-ball||Paul Hébert ; Rose Ouellette||Comic scene||speaker|
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