Dorothée is 69: Secrets, Dramas and Loves of the child star

Dorothée celebrates her 69th birthday on July 14! (Re)discover everything you didn't know about Dorothée, the host who rocked an entire generation, from her secret loves to her painful dramas and her musical comedy projects...

  Dorothée is 69: Secrets, Dramas and Loves of the child star

Dorothée turns 69 this July 14, 2022 and if the icon of the cult Dorothée club has disappeared from our television screens, it is still present in our hearts. How can we forget his songs, as far-fetched as they are catchy, from Hou the liar at How stupid he is , his mythical duet with feue Ariane Carletti and the adventures of merry band of Club Do' ? On the occasion of the anniversary of the children's favorite personality , find out everything you didn't know about Dorothée, from her (famous) secret admirer on the worst day of her life to the incredible way Jean-Luc Azoulay discovered her.

Dorothee is not her real name

If the general public knows her as Dorothy , his real name is actually Frederique Hoschede . Daughter of Maurice, an engineer and Jacqueline, a stay-at-home mother, she was born on July 14, 1953 in the 16th arrondissement of Paris and grew up in Bourg-La-Reine, in the Hauts-de-Seine, to the rhythm of dance lessons and piano. Enrolled in English license by passion for tourism, she then plans to embark on archeology ... before being caught up in entertainment.

It was in her early days that television producer Jacqueline Joubert renamed her Dorothée, a more original name, for one simple reason. ' Because my name is Frédérique and she found my first name too androgynous “, had explained the main interest in TV 7 Days . And Dorothée to clarify: ' Today, only my family members call me Frédérique '.

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Dorothée, famous thanks to a spoiled mussel

In her early days, in 1977, Dorothée hosted the children's show Dorothy and her friends , on Antenna 2 . It was when he came across this show, while he was bedridden after a food poisoning that Jean-Luc Azoulay , creator of AB Productions, discovered his future icon. ' I caught viral hepatitis from eating a pizza with a spoiled mold so I stayed in bed for a few days and I was watching TV and I saw a wonderful young woman, Dorothée, who presented a program called Dorothée et ses amis, apart from being a speaker, who was mischievous , funny, friendly, and I said to myself 'this girl has talent we can do something with her '', told the father of the club Dorothée and Helen and the Boys , at the microphone of South Radio . When fate depends on the freshness of a mussel...

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Dorothée, struck by a painful mourning

Behind the warm smile of the children's best friend, there was a terrible tragedy. The facilitator had been touched by mourning , according to the confidences of Mallaury Natf à Here is : ' She is very charming whereas she is a tough person. She had a grief in his life and she never recovered. (...) She was very in love with a boy who died and it marked her for her entire life. There are one-man women. (...) Highly exposed people also close in like a shell. There is so much hypocrisy, meanness and aggression in this profession ',

Dorothée, loved by a (famous) secret admirer

Dorothy was secretly loved by one of his close colleagues... Patrick Simpson-Jones ! The member of the Do' club confided, many years later, that he had fallen in love with the icon of TF1 , even though nothing had ever happened between them. ' I really liked Dorothée, in every sense of the word, we were very close. I was in love with her, she was without doubt one of the most important people in my life. I followed her on TF1 and I have great memories of this period. “, he had revealed to Gala .

August 26, 1997: the darkest day

It's the August 26, 1997 that Dorothee records (without knowing it) her last show for TF1 . The production did not wish to notify the host of the end of their collaboration. The same evening, while having dinner with the rest of the team, she received a mysterious phone call, telling her some very sad news. His mother had just breathed her last breath. According Gala , the death of his mother remains to this day' its weak point 'and the greatest pain of her life, which she never really managed to heal.

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Why Dorothea didn't have children

If Dorothée was the friend of the under 12s on the small screen, she did not never had children . The reason ? ' It was career or family life. I preferred the first. I couldn't have both. And what didn't happen, didn't happen, I accept it ', she conceded in Gala .

Musical comedy and film at the cinema? What almost happened...

After his departure from TF1 at the end of 1997, Dorothée is not yet ready to pass from light to shade. children's heroine nurtures the hope of realizing many projects such as a movie at the cinema which would be written by Jean-Luc Azoulay, a performance in a musical comedy or the creation of a TV channel in his name, which would have been baptized Dorothee Channel . Unfortunately, none of these projects ever saw the light of day and the host gradually disappeared from the radar.

Source journaldesfemmes.fr