Edith Piaf

Édith Giovanna Gassion 19 December 1915 – 11 October 1963.

Her singing reflected her life.

Years active 1935- 1963

She was named Édith after the World War I British nurse Edith Cavell, who was executed for helping French soldiers escape from German captivity.Piaf—a Francilien colloquialism for “sparrow”—was a nickname she would receive 20 years later.

In 1935 Piaf was discovered in the Pigalle area of Parisby nightclub owner Louis Leplée,whose club Le Gerny off the Champs-Élysées was frequented by the upper and lower classes alike.

During World War II, she was a frequent performer at German Forces social gatherings in occupied France.

The love of Piaf’s life, the married boxer Marcel Cerdan, died in a plane crash in October 1949, while flying from Paris to New York City to meet her.

Piaf married Jacques Pills in 1952 (her matron of honour was Marlene Dietrich) and divorced him in 1956. In 1962, she wed Théo Sarapo (Theophanis Lamboukas), a Greek hairdresser-turned-singer and actorwho was 20 years her junior. The couple sang together in some of her last engagements.

Piaf died of liver cancer aged 47 at Plascassier, on the French Riviera, on 11 October 1963.

Bust of Piaf in Kielce, Poland

Listen to La vie en rose.  

Note ” Yosra performed this song in ” Emarat Ya’aqobyan” arabic movie ”

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  1. *thumb of approval*

    also:
    [audio src="http://dl.dropbox.com/u/595061/music%20share/Padam%20Padam.mp3" /]

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  2. موضوع جميل 🙂

    Merci mon ami 😉

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