Reference Entry

Girardot, Étienne

Albert O. Weissberg

in American National Biography Online

Published in print January 1999 |
Published online February 2000 | e-ISBN: 9780198606697 | DOI:

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Girardot, Étienne (22 February 1856–10 November 1939), actor, was born in St. John’s Wood, a suburb of London, the son of Gustave Girardot, a successful portrait painter; his mother’s name is not recorded. Étienne served as his father’s apprentice, but although he studied painting for several years and seemed to show artistic promise, he was lured away by some satisfying experiences in amateur theatricals and decided to devote himself to an acting career....

Reference Entry.  736 words. 

Subjects: Film

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