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Rose Ouellette

Rose-Alma Ouellette OQ, (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 25, 1903 (Montreal), Died September 14, 1996 (Montreal)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1930 - 1939

Roles Represented in DAHR: vocalist, speaker, songwriter

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= Recordings were issued from this master. No recordings issued from other masters.

Recordings

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  
Victor (Canada) [ViC cat 263710-A] 10-in. June 1930 or earlier Maria et Polion vont voir la procession (La St-Jean Baptiste) Paul Hébert ; Rose Ouellette Comic dialogue speaker  
Victor (Canada) [ViC cat 263710-B] 10-in. June 1930 or earlier Ce sont des amoureux Rose Ouellette Female vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble speaker  
Victor (Canada) [ViC cat 263743-A] 10-in. October 1930 or earlier En mangeant du chop suey Rose Ouellette Female vocal solo, with unidentified accompaniment vocalist, songwriter  
Victor (Canada) [ViC cat 263743-B] 10-in. October 1930 or earlier L'autre jour dans les p'tits chars Rose Ouellette Female vocal solo, with unidentified accompaniment vocalist, songwriter  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Ouellette, Rose," accessed February 28, 2024, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/102271.

Ouellette, Rose. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved February 28, 2024, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/102271.

"Ouellette, Rose." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2024. Web. 28 February 2024.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/102271

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