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Rose Ouellette

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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"Ouellette, Rose." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 31 July 2021.

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