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Piaf's music was often autobiographical and she specialized in chanson and torch ballads about love, loss and sorrow. Since her death inseveral biographies and films have studied her life, including 's Academy Award -winning La Vie en rose — Piaf has become one of the most celebrated performers of the 20th century.
Despite numerous biographies, much of Piaf's life is unknown. Her mother, Annetta Giovanna Maillard, better known professionally as Line Marsa —was a singer and circus performer born in Italy of French descent on her father's side and of Italian and Moroccan Shilha Berber Berber origin on her mother's.
She and Louis-Alphonse divorced on 4 June When her father enlisted with the French Army in to fight in World War I, he took her to his mother, who ran a brothel in Bernay, Normandy. There, prostitutes helped look after Piaf. The sub-mistress of the brothel, "Madam Gaby" could be considered a little like family since she became godmother of Denise Gassion, the half-sister born in From the age of three to seven, Piaf was allegedly blind as a result of keratitis.
Piaf claimed this was the result of a miraculous healing. Inat age 14, she was taken by her father to join him in his acrobatic street performances all over France, where she first began to sing in public.
Together they toured the streets singing and earning money for themselves. Inshe met and fell in love with Louis Dupont. Louis was never happy with the idea of Piaf's roaming the streets, and continually persuaded her to take jobs he Le Vagabond - Edith Piaf - Paris Méditerranée for her.
She resisted his suggestions, until she became pregnant and worked for a short while making wreaths in a factory. Like her mother, Piaf found it difficult to care for the child and had little parenting knowledge. She rapidly returned to street singing, until the summer ofwhen she started performing at Juan-les-Pins, Rue Pigalle. Like her own mother, Piaf decided not to come home, though she did pay for childcare. Marcelle died of meningitis at age two.
It is rumored that Piaf slept with a man to pay for Marcelle's funeral. Later, she would always appear in black. Piaf Cest Un Pauvre Qui Mendie.Lakmé, Ton Doux Regard Se Voile - Léo Delibes - Lakme (Highlights) questioned and accused as an accessory, but acquitted. She wrote the lyrics of many of her songs and collaborated with composers on the tunes.
Spring saw the first cooperation and a love affair with Yves Montand in the Moulin Rouge. She contributed greatly to the revolutionizing of the cabaret-genre. Within a year, he became one of the most famous singers in France. She broke off their relationship when he had become almost as popular as she was. During this time, she was in great demand and very successful in Le Vagabond - Edith Piaf - Paris Méditerranée  as France's most popular entertainer.
She helped launch the career of Charles Aznavour in the early s, taking him on tour with her in France and the United States and recording some of Andante - Daniel Barenboim, Sir John Barbirolli - Brahms: Piano Concerto #2 In B Flat, Op.
83 songs. Piaf wrote and performed her signature song" La Vie en rose ",  in and it was voted a Grammy Hall of Fame Award in Bruno Coquatrix 's famous Paris Olympia music hall is where Piaf achieved Death March - Faith No More - Фонотека В Кармане fame, giving several series of concerts at the hall, the most famous venue in Paris,  between January and October Excerpts from five of these concerts, were issued on record and on CD, and have never been out of print.
The concerts, promised by Piaf in an effort to save the venue from bankruptcy, debuted her song " Non, je ne regrette rien ". Piaf's career and fame gained momentum during the German occupation of Le Vagabond - Edith Piaf - Paris Méditerranée . Piaf was deemed to have been a traitor and collaboratrice.
She had to testify before a purge panel, as there were plans to ban her from appearing on radio transmissions. At age 17 Piaf had a daughter, Marcelle, who died aged two.
Piaf neither wanted nor had other children. The love of Piaf's life, the married boxer Marcel Cerdandied in a plane crash in Octoberwhile flying from Paris to New York City to meet her. Cerdan's Air France flight, on a Lockheed Constellationcrashed in the Azoreskilling everyone on Le Vagabond - Edith Piaf - Paris Méditerranée , including noted violinist Ginette Neveu.
InPiaf was seriously injured in a car crash along with Le Vagabond - Edith Piaf - Paris Méditerranée Aznavourbreaking her arm and two ribs, and thereafter had serious difficulties arising from morphine and alcohol addictions. Sarapo was 20 years her junior. The couple sang together in some of her last engagements.
Piaf lived mainly in Belleville, Pariswith her father from to She continued to live there alone from to Years of alcohol abuse alongside copious amounts of medications, initially for arthritic pains and later insomnia, took their toll on Piaf's health. A series of car accidents only exacerbated her addictions and she eventually underwent a series of surgeries for a stomach ulcer in Drifting in and out of consciousness for several months, she died of an aneurysm due to liver failure at age 47 at her villa in Plascassier Grasseon the French Rivieraon 10 Octoberthe day before filmmaker and friend Jean Cocteau died.
The name inscribed at the foot of the tombstone is Famille Gassion-Piaf. Although she was Le Vagabond - Edith Piaf - Paris Méditerranée a funeral Mass by Cardinal Maurice Feltin because of her Buried Alive By Love - HIM - And Love Said No (The Greatest Hits 1997-2004),  her funeral procession drew tens of thousands  of mourners onto the streets of Paris, and the ceremony at the Le Vagabond - Edith Piaf - Paris Méditerranée was attended by more thanfans.
Sincethe French media have continuously published magazines, books, television specials and films about the star often coinciding with the anniversary of her death.
Soviet astronomer Lyudmila Georgievna Karachkina named a small planet, Piaf, in her honor. It's a fictional tale, with Piaf dying alone in her dressing room after a show, when in reality she died of complications from liver cancer.
Singers David Crosby and Graham Nash perform on the track. On 10 Octoberfifty years after her death, a memorial Mass was celebrated in her honor at the St.
Jean-Baptiste Church in Belleville, Paristhe parish into which she was born. The following titles are compilations of Piaf's songs, and not reissues of the titles released while Piaf was active. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Redirected from Edith Giovanna Gassion. ParisFrance. PlascassierGrasseFrance. Singer songwriter cabaret performer film actress. Jacques Pills m. Cabaret Torch songs Chanson Musical theatre.
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