While working in the show, she became involved with Ed Gallagher, a veteran actor who joined her in putting together a vaudeville act. After working with Gallagher and others in music halls for a few years, she headed west to Hollywood, California. There, she added the Paris name D'Orsay to the Fifi and began a career in movies, often cast as the naughty French girl from Gay Paris.
While never a superstar, she worked hard at her craft headlining with the likes of Bing Crosby, and Buster Crabbe. For years, she kept alternating her appearances in film with continued performances in vaudeville and when age put an end to the glamour roles, she readily took jobs in television. At the age of sixty-seven, she appeared back on stage in the Tony Award winning Broadway musical, Follies.
Fifi D'Orsay passed away in Woodland Hills, California and was interred in the Forest Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery in Glendale, California.
Fifi D'Orsay Facts
|Birth Name||Marie-Rose Angelina Yvonne Luss|
|Birthday||April 16, 1904|
|Birthplace||Montreal, Quebec, Canada|
|Date of death||December 2, 1983 (age 79)|
|Height||5' 5½" (1m66) How tall is Fifi D'Orsay compared to you?|
|What A Way To Go|
|Buster Crabbe Collection|
|Girl From Calgary|