DOROTHÉE

Dorothée (French pronunciation of the first name Dorothy) is the stage name of Frédérique Hoschedé (born 14 July 1953 in Paris), a French singer and television presenter. She was a continuity announcer on French public broadcaster Antenne 2 from 1977 to 1983, but she is best known for having presented children's television shows like Les mercredis de la jeunesse (Childhood's Wednesdays, 1973), Dorothée et ses amis (Dorothée and Her Friends, 1977–1978), Récré (Recess, 1978–1987), and especially Club Dorothée (Dorothée's Club, 1987–1997), which totalled up to about 30 hours of broadcast per week and popularized japanese animation in France (with titles like Dragon Ball, Saint Seiya, City Hunter or Hokuto no Ken, sparking controversy and complaints from the CSA as well as some political figures for the...

Dorothée en tournée à Shanghai en avril 1991.
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