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1911 Encyclopædia Britannica/Albert (Madame)

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ALBERT, Madame (c. 1805–1846), French actress, whose maiden name was Thérèse Vernet, was born of a family of players. She first appeared in children's and ingénue parts, and in comic opera, and it was not until 1827, two years after her Paris debut, that her great talents were seen and appreciated. In Caleb Valentine, Henry V., Madame Dubarry, Catherine II., Leontine,, Un duel sous le cardinal de Richelieu, and many other plays, her grace, beauty and distinction of manner made her the idol of Paris, and her circle of admirers was widened by long tours of the provinces and abroad. Ill-health compelled her to retire in 1846. She was twice married, about 1825 to Albert Rodrigues, an actor who played under his Christian name, and in 1846 to Eugene Bignon (1812–1858), the actor and playwright.