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.12 In the later part of her career, she appeared in film and on television,3 but she is most remembered for her work on stage. Ouellette was a leading figure of the very popular burlesque and vaudeville genres which dominated the theatrical scene in Montreal from the 1920s until the 1960s.4 From 1936 to 1953, Ouellette was in charge of the Théâtre National and in the late 60s and early 70s, she worked with Gilles Latulippe at the Théâtre des Variétés of Montreal.1 In 1982, she appeared as madame Jeanne Renoir in Scandale; she has also made various television appearances.5 Her 75 year career eventually made her a cultural icon in Quebec.1
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