The legendary Dominique Michel celebrates her 90th birthday this Saturday.
The one who took part in 17 “Bye Bye” mentioned in an interview with the QMI agency that she is in great shape, recalling that the fact that she has never smoked or drank excessively in her life, certainly explain their longevity.
Born Aimée Sylvestre on September 24, 1932 in Sorel-Tracy, Montérégie, Dominique Michel had health problems in her last few years, including colon cancer, which she overcame. She says everything is fine now, which is nice to hear, especially since her voice remains young and full of spirit, like those Quebecers know well.
“I’ve always been careful. I never thought I would make it to 90 because when I was young I had all the diseases in the world, whooping cough etc. Like all the kids back then because we didn’t have today’s medicine. I was sure that I wouldn’t last that long,” she emphasized. During the pandemic, she followed the instructions to the letter and was “very flattered [s]we’re talking,” she said, laughing.
Dominique Michel, whose career began in metropolitan cabarets in the early 1950s, has never been bored of the limelight since her retirement. She sang, acted and made many people laugh. “I always have something to do at home. Of course I would have liked to continue working, but you have to know when to stop and take time for yourself. We gave and it’s perfect!
And if, for example, Denys Arcand – who directed her in “The Fall of the American Empire” and “The Barbarian Invasions” – offered her a tailor-made role, would she agree to a return to the service? “Maybe, but I’m not sure. I’m not a daredevil,” she said, saying she likes her “simple, orderly, ordinary life.”
Among other activities, she watches a lot of television. “I hear everything, I know everything. And if there are shows with people I know, I go, but I’m not a subscriber.
“Live from the universe” celebrates Dodo this Saturday
To celebrate the nine decades of our National Sleep, France Beaudoin and her team from Live from the Universe are preparing a party for the Saturday show she won’t forget, with several guests and surprises.
“I think it’s nice to invite me, I wasn’t expecting that. I don’t know anything, but they work very well and I trust them,” said Dominique Michel about the live musical encounter.
A thousand and one secret envelopes were sent across the province with the note: “Live from the universe of 90 years of dodo. Do not open before 7pm on September 24th. You have to watch the show this Saturday at 7pm on ICI Télé to know the contents of the envelopes and above all to see Dominique Michel, who many Quebecers are bored with.