The actress Marion Game, who played Huguette in the hit M6 series Scenes of Households, died on Thursday March 23 at the age of 84, her daughter announced on Friday.
Before finding a celebrity later thanks to Scenes of households, in which she and Gérard Hernandez played an elderly couple, Marion Game was a familiar figure of the years 1970-1980. This actress with red hair and a bubbly personality had embodied, throughout her long career, many supporting roles in theatre, television and cinema.
She died late Thursday afternoon at her home in the Paris region, said her daughter, Virginie Ledieu, also an actress. "It was in the tenderness and affection of her family that she left to join the stars," she said.
Launched in 2009, Scenes of households tells the daily life of couples of different generations through short sketches. It gathered some evenings up to 5 million viewers. Marion Game played the role of Huguette, who constantly bickered with her husband, Raymond, played by another very popular figure of the 1970s and 1980s, the mustachioed Gérard Hernandez.
In the cinema, we had seen the actress in The Cry of the cormorant in the evening above the junks, by Michel Audiard (1971) or Parking, by Jacques Demy (1985).
On television, she played, among others, in Les Brigades du Tigre (1975), Nana (1981) or, more recently, Plus belle la vie (2010-2012).
She was also active in dubbing, and had, among the voices she played, dubbed that of the character of Phyllis Van de Kamp, Bree's stepmother, in the American series Desperate Housewives.
Marion Game appeared regularly on popular game shows of the 1970s and 1980s, "Les Jeux de 20 heures" on FR3 and "L'Académie des neuf" on Antenne 2.