Réjane rāzhän´ [key], 1857–1920, stage name of Gabrielle Réju, French actress. After her first success, in Meilhac's Ma Camarade (1883), she grew in reputation as a comedienne. She appeared in London in 1894. The next year, she re-created her most famous role, as Catherine in Sardou's Mme Sans-Gêne, in New York City (film, 1911). In 1905 she opened the Théâtre Réjane in Paris. She retired in 1915.
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