We will no longer see Huguette alongside Gérard Hernandez in the hit M6 series, Scènes deménage: actress Marion Game died Thursday, March 23, in her Parisian home, at the age of 84. Until the end, she ensured her job, her vocation, with the same enthusiasm, facing the ups and downs of a long and eclectic career.
She was what is called a supporting role which has often been considered in France, unlike in the United States, as a stooge when it is precisely essential to the leading role and to the balance of a film, a play or television show. This little extra, Marion Game brought it, which earned her from her beginnings to become a familiar figure for the public.
Born on July 31, 1942 in Morocco, which she would later leave reluctantly like many Pieds-noirs, she decided quite young to become an actress and enrolled in the Simon course. She received the Marcel Achard Prize in 1968, the year she met Jacques Martin, whose wife she would be for four years.
She made a modest start in the theater before branching off to the cinema with a first film, Les Ponies (1967) where she gave the reply to the couple Johnny Hallyday / Sylvie Vartan. Michel Audiard notices her and hires her in Le Cri du cormoran le soir sur les jonques (1971) in which she plays the mistress of a mobster played by Paul Meurisse. She is well surrounded by other supporting roles, Gérard Depardieu, Jean Carmet and Romain Bouteille among others.
Alongside the cinema, television will offer him many opportunities. She found solid roles in Gil Blas by Santillane (1974), in the famous TV series Les Brigades du Tigre (1975) in which she played the beautiful Thérèse alongside Jean-Claude Bouillon and Jean-Paul Tribout, then in Ces handsome gentlemen of Bois-Doré (1976). She continues with a beautiful TV movie, Nana (1981), according to Zola, in which she gives the reply to Véronique Genest. We also see her alongside Jean-Pierre Foucault in L'Académie des neuf, on Antenne 2, and in Les Jeux de 20 heures de France 3.
On the stage, the actress is a regular at Marigny theater comedies before returning to television in 1999 as clerk of judge Nadia Lintz played by Anne Richard in the Boulevard du Palais series. Marion Game does not hesitate to do dubbing, lending for seven seasons her voice to the formidable Lois (Jane Kaczmarek) in the American series Malcom and to the character of Phyllis Van de Kamp in Desperate Housewives.
In 2006, at the age of 64, everything changed when she became one of the stars of the daily Household Scenes with the character of the septuagenarian Huguette, married for thirty years to a grumpy former policeman, played by Gérard Hernandez. They form a hilarious couple, constantly bickering but always united. Another role brought her popularity, that of Lieutenant Boher's mother in Plus belle la vie (2020-2012). In 2011, she will return to the stage to play La Brigade des tigresses alongside Laura Préjean and her daughter, Virginie Ledieu. What to imagine that the life of Marion Game was beautiful, recognized late as a supporting role that has always counted.