After the war, she toured Europe, the United States, and South America, becoming an internationally known figure. She helped to launch the career of Charles Aznavour, taking him on tour with her in France and the United States. The conditions were awful, and Gassion took little Édith to Normandy, where she stayed with another grandmother. The little Édith was soon abandoned and left for a short time to her maternal grandmother, Mena probably a Kabyle. During the Second World War the artist performed at social gatherings and she helped to its prisoners. The legendary singer Édith Piaf real name Édith Giovanna Gassion was born in the capital of France in 1915.
She was buried in Père Lachaise cemetery, Paris. In 1940, Jean Cocteau wrote the successful play Le Bel Indifférent for her to star in. In 1935, Édith was discovered by the nightclub owner Louis Leplée, whose club was frequented by the upper and lower classes alike. Singing for high-ranking Germans at the One Two Club earned Piaf the right to pose for photos with French prisoners of war, ostensibly as a morale-boosting exercise. Just click the playlist and the entire playlist will play non-stop! In 1929 she joined her father in his acrobatic street performances.
Her first husband was Jacques Pills, a singer; they married in 1952 and divorced in 1956. At this period of creativity the artist got the pseudonym La Môme Piaf, while the legendary nowadays stage name Édith Piaf appeared a bit later, after Édith met Raymond Asso. Moreover, Piaf managed to save many people by falsification of documents. Asso not only wrote the songs for her, based on the peculiarities of her character, but also shared the life experience with Piaf. At the early age of 47, Piaf died of cancer in Plascassier, on the French riviera, on October 10, 1963. .
Also for your convenience we did online listening to your favorite music with a convenient player. She wrote the lyrics of many of her songs, and collaborated with composers on the tunes. Her mother, Annetta Giovanna Maillard 1898 — 1945 , was a partly-Italian 17-year-old girl, native of Livorno, working as a café singer under the pseudonym Line Marsa; from her, Édith took the middle name of Giovanna. Thus, during on of the concerts she gave fake documents to prisoners and due to them these people could leave the territory of the social gathering. During this time, she was in great demand and very successful. Piaf performed in the streets together with her father, so her talent was not ignored.
There is a museum dedicated to Piaf, the Musée Édith Piaf at 5, rue Crespin du Gast, 75011, Paris. Then took a room at Grand Hôtel de Clermont 18 rue Veron, Paris 18ème and separated from him, going her own way as a street singer in Pigalle, Ménilmontant and Paris suburbs cf. Despite the numerous biographies, many facts and events of Édith's life are shrouded in mystery. Her popularity in the U. Although she was forbidden a Mass by the Roman Catholic archbishop of Paris because of her lifestyle , her funeral procession drew hundreds of thousands of mourners onto the streets of Paris and the ceremony at the cemetery was jammed with more than forty thousand fans. Legend has it that she was born on the pavement of Rue de Belleville 72 but according to her birth certificate that was at Hôpital Tenon, the Belleville arrondissement hospital.
Listen to tracks online and share them with friends on social networks. That definitely helped her to become herself. She was about 16 years of age when she fell in love with a delivery-boy, Louis Dupont, and shortly after had a child, a little girl named Marcelle. Thus Édith was in contact with the prostitutes and the various attenders of the brothel since her early years, a circumstance which must have had a deep impact on her personality and vision of life. Her father, Louis-Alphonse Gassion 1881 — 1944 , was a street acrobat with a theatrical past. Her singing reflected her life, with her specialty being ballads.
Some time later Louis took Édith and they moved to Paris. One should just pick any of them. He told her about the importance of the scene image and various arrangements. She was buried in Paris, in the cemetery Père Lachaise. Her friend Jean Cocteau, very shocked and afflicted by her death, died a few hours later. Her singing reflected her life, with her specialty being ballads. The Paris Olympia is the place where Piaf achieved fame and where, just a few months before her death, she gave one of her most memorable concerts while barely able to stand.
Shortly afterwards, Leplée was murdered and Piaf was accused of being an accessory; she was acquitted. Her first record was produced in the same year. The legend of French stage devoted her whole life to the creativity and millions of people admired and admire the warmth and sincerity that were given by Piaf. Sadly, Marcelle died in infancy of meningitis. Legend has it that she was born on the pavement of Rue de Belleville 72 but according to her birth certificate that was at Hôpital Tenon, the Belleville arrondissement hospital.
Her second husband, Theophanis Lamboukas also known as Théo Sarapo , was a hairdresser-turned-singer and actor, and was twenty years younger than Piaf; they married in 1962. Édith Piaf born Édith Giovanna Gassion, 19 December, 1915 — 11 October, 1963 , was a French singer and cultural icon who became universally regarded as France's greatest popular singer. She was born Édith Giovanna Gassion in Belleville, Paris, the high-immigration district later described by Daniel Pennac. It is worth mentioning that latter had a brothel. In 1951 she was in a car accident, and thereafter had difficulty breaking a serious morphine habit.