The actress Catherine Rich died on January 19, 2021 at the age of 88, here at the premiere of the play "La Belle Mémoire" at the Théâtre Hébertot in Paris -


Known for the

Big Families series

, the movie

Go see mom, dad works

and many plays, actress Catherine Rich died at the age of 88, her daughter announced on Tuesday.

"My mother died yesterday at Bichat hospital after illness," said actress Delphine Rich, born of her union with actor Claude Rich, who died in 2017. She specified that the death was not due at Covid-19.

The funeral will be held on Friday at 3 p.m. at the Saint-Pierre-Saint-Paul church in Orgeval, in Yvelines, where her husband's funeral took place in 2017.

Six nominations for Molières

Born Catherine Renaudin on June 10, 1932, daughter of politician Philippe Renaudin, she began her career in the 1960s in the cinema with

La Chambre ardente

by Julien Duvivier alongside her husband.

She will appear in six other films, including

Going to see mom, papa works

by François Leterrier (1978) and

Bancs publics (Versailles Rive-Droite)

by Bruno Podalydès (2009).

On the small screen, she takes part in a dozen series, notably in the first season of



Les Grandes famille

in the 1980s.

It is especially in the theater that Catherine Rich stood out, with six nominations for Molières, including two for Molière in a supporting role for

La Dame de chez Maxim

by Georges Feydeau, in a production by Bernard Murat.

She will also play in pieces by Sacha Guitry, Vaclav Havel, Tom Stoppard or Tennessee Williams.



Claude Rich passed away

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