Édith Piaf biography

Édith Piaf

Chanson, Musical Artist

1915 – 1963

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Who was Édith Piaf?

Édith Piaf, was a French singer who became widely regarded as France's national diva, as well as being one of France's greatest international stars. Her singing reflected her life, with her specialty being of Chanson and ballads, particularly of love, loss and sorrow. Among her songs are "La Vie en rose", "Non, je ne regrette rien", "Hymne à l'amour", "Milord", "La Foule", "l'Accordéoniste", and "Padam ... Padam ...".

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Born
Dec 19, 1915
Belleville, Paris
Also known as
  • Edith Giovanna Gassion
  • Idith Piaf
  • Edit Piaf
  • Edith Piaf
  • Édith Giovanna Gassion
  • The Little Sparrow
  • Édith Giovanna Gassion
  • Jean Maurice Eugène Clément Cocteau
  • The French Billie Holiday
  • La Môme Piaf
Parents
Siblings
Spouses
Children
Religion
  • Catholicism
Ethnicity
  • French people
  • Kabyle people
Nationality
  • France
Profession
Lived in
  • Paris
Died
Oct 10, 1963
Alpes-Maritimes
Resting place
Père Lachaise Cemetery

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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