Tribute by Frédéric Mitterrand, Minister of Culture and Communication, to Pierre Doris
With Pierre Doris, it’s a time of French humour
His name alone, «Doris», a pseudonym from Ris-Orangis, in
speaks volumes about the self-deprecation he was capable of and one of the
In the theatre, in the cinema, on television, his harsh phrases,
Sharp and humanist, have made laughing young and old. King of
He also inspired many of his colleagues.
He embodied a quality popular culture, made of good words, that he
was due to a perfect mastery of the French language.
He should have celebrated his 90th birthday tomorrow: it was not our sorrow, we
might think he wanted to play a trick on us again.