Lucette Destouches

French dancer

Lucette Destouches (20 July 1912 – 8 November 2019) was a French dancer.[1][2][3]

Lucette Destouches
Lucette Destouches (née Almanzor), François Gibault and Maroussia Klimova in 1995.jpg
Destouches (left), François Gibault, and Maroussia Klimova in 1995
Born
Lucie Almansor

20 July 1912
Died8 November 2019(2019-11-08) (aged 107)
NationalityFrench
OccupationDancer
Spouse(s)
Louis-Ferdinand Céline
(m. 1943; died 1961)

She was married to the writer Louis-Ferdinand Céline until his death in 1961. In his novels, she inspired the character Lili. The character appeared in Castle to Castle, North, and Rigadoon.

Destouches began to teach classical dance. She taught courses with Judith Magre, Françoise Gallimard, Isabelle Gallimard, Ludmilla Tchérina, and members of 2Be3 during their early careers.

Destouches died on 8 November 2019 at her home in Meudon.[4] She was 107.

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Lucette Destouches : Céline, la femme". Bibliobs (in French). 20 July 2012. Retrieved 10 November 2019.
  2. "Lucette Destouches, la veuve de Louis-Ferdinand Céline, est morte". LePoint.fr (in French). 8 November 2019. Retrieved 10 November 2019.
  3. "Lucette Destouches, la veuve de Louis-Ferdinand Céline, est morte". LeFigaro.fr (in French). 8 November 2019. Retrieved 10 November 2019.
  4. "Lucette Destouches, gardienne fidèle de l'oeuvre de Céline, est morte". France Culture (in French). 8 November 2019. Retrieved 10 November 2019.