Actress Marthe Mercadier has died at the age of 92, her family announced on Wednesday. A true figurehead of the boulevard theater, the actress was also a recurring face of cinema, cabaret and television.
Born in Saint-Ouen (Seine-Saint-Denis), Marthe Mercadier began her career as a snowblower at the Saint-Georges theater in Paris. The theater, especially on the boulevard, then extends its arms to her, and she becomes one of his most illustrious faces. At the same time, the actress shoots in about fifty films.
In 2011, the always sparkling actress took part in the first season of “Dance with the stars” on T F1. Then 82, she finished sixth in the competition, making her the oldest contender in the show’s history.
In 2015, she revealed that she had Alzheimer’s disease and had been hospitalized a week ago at the Puteaux palliative care center (Hauts-de-Seine). “My mom passed away this morning around 5 a.m. She had suffered from Alzheimer’s disease for several years. I accompanied her until the end, “said her only daughter, Véronique Néry.