- Category : 1807-births
- Type : PSP
- Profile : 5/1 - Heretical / Investigator
- Definition : Split - Large
- Incarnation Cross : LAX Limitation 1
French actor and sculptor who combined his talents with great success when playing Benvenuto Cellini, actually modelling a statue of Hebe before the very eyes of his audience.
After moving to Paris in his youth he obtained work as a sculptor on the church of the Madeleine, but his passion for the stage soon led him to join a strolling company of comedians. Finally chance gave him an opportunity to show his talents, and at the Porte Saint Martin he became the popular interpreter of romantic dramas of the Alexandre Dumas, père type.
He sent a number of statuettes to various exhibitions, notably one of Gilbert Louis Duprez as William Tell. Mélingue's wife, Thodorine Thiesset (1813–1886), was the actress selected by Victor Hugo to create the part of Guanhumara in Burgraves at the Comédie-Française, where she remained for ten years. He created the part of D'Artagnan in The Youth of The Musketeers and The Musketeer (a dramatization of 20 Years After by Dumas) and also the part of Lagardere in Feval and Anciet-Bourgeois's Hunchback (Le Bossu, 1862).
He died on 27 March 1875.