Mr. Speaker, we were saddened to learn of the death of Reine d'Estée, better known under her stage name of Mimi d'Estée.
Although Mrs. d'Estée was born in France, her family settled in Montreal in 1913.
She became a star in the early days of radio and television. In the 1940s, she was called the “Reine de la radio” or queen of the airwaves, a play on her name.
In addition to appearing on stage and the radio, Mrs. d'Estée had a long television career. In 1954, she appeared in the television series 14, rue des Galais .
A veteran performer, she recently appeared in series such as Les tisserands du pouvoir and L'or et le papier .
I ask my colleagues to join me in recognizing the contribution of Mrs. d'Estée to Canadian culture.