François Jules Edmond Got, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


François Jules Edmond Got

French actor

Date of Birth: 01-Oct-1822

Place of Birth: 1st arrondissement of Paris, Île-de-France, France

Date of Death: 20-Mar-1901

Profession: actor, librettist

Nationality: France

Zodiac Sign: Libra

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About François Jules Edmond Got

  • François Jules Edmond Got (1 October 1822, Lignerolles, Orne – 21 March 1901, Passy, a district in Paris), was a French stage actor, comedian, and opera librettist. Edmond Got entered the Conservatoire in 1841, winning the second prize for comedy that year and the first in 1842.
  • After a year of military service he made his debut at the Comédie Française on 17 July 1844, as Alexis in Les Héritiers and Mascarelles in Les Précieuses ridicules.
  • He was immediately admitted pensionnaire, and became sociétaire in 1850.
  • By special permission of the emperor in 1866 he played at the Odéon in Emile Augier's Contagion.
  • His golden jubilee at the Théâtre Français was celebrated in 1894, and he made his final appearance the year after. Got was a fine representative of the grand style of French acting, and was much admired in England as well as in Paris.
  • He wrote two librettos for operas by Edmond Membrée (1820-1892), François Villon (1857) and L'Esclave (1874).
  • In 1881, he was decorated with the cross of the Legion of Honour.

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