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as Edith Giovanna Gassionborn Edith Piaf was left already some weeks after her birth by its nut/mother Anita Maillard, a coffee house singer, and buildup with their grandmother mütterlicherseits, where she almost verhungerte. Its father Louis Gassion, Kontorsionist in the Wanderzirkus Ciotti, accommodated her with his nut/mother, in Bernay (normandy) in a brothel cooked, so that its daughter came again to forces. 1919 got sick it with a brain skin inflammation and went blind. Only after two years the illness healed automatically. It was only sieves, when their father took it the first time also on tour.With ten years it began to sing on the road. After the will of its father it should have become acrobat, but this „fermented had everything in the throat and nothing in the paws “. Edith Piaf strongly coined/shaped of the alcoholism of their father and thatAct of violence of the environment, in that it buildup.
As 15-Jährige it left its father and pulled alone as a road singer to Paris. Shortly thereafter she was discovered by the Kabarettbesitzer Louis Leplée, which got and to her to the name gave her as Chanteuse into its Kabarett, under that itadmits became: „Môme Piaf “(small sparrow).
At the 11. February 1933 brought it her only child to the world, their daughter to Marcelle (called Cécelle). The child buildup with his father, since Edith Piaf preferred it, with Simone Berteaut, a long familiar one and friend on music meetingsto arise. Marcelle died at the age of two years at brain skin inflammation.
1935 accepted Edith Piaf their first plate. Shortly thereafter its Mentor Leplée was murdered and accused it the connivance. Although it was acquitted, it fled into the province and turned only 1937 again afterParis back.
During the Second World War and the German crew time it remained in Paris and gave concerts for prisoners of war. It smuggled falsified work permits in camps, in order to make for some soldiers possible the escape.
Edith Piaf had time of their life heavy health problems. After deathher large love, the Boxers Marcel Cerdan in the year 1949, drug and alcohol excesses were added. It went through seven operations and innumerable extraction cures.
1952 married it singers Jacques the pellets, from which she could be already separated 1956 again. During a concert inStockholm, end of the 1950er years, broke down it on the stage - an incurable cancer illness was diagnosed. The Piaf could not be impressed however of it and continued to arise. On its tours it was accompanied from now on by a nurse, it if necessary Morphiumagainst the pain gave. Into this time its short dear affair with the substantially younger Chanson singer Georges Moustaki fell. It was it also, the 1958 for Piaf the well-known chanson Milord (1960 publish) composed, which became later their largest hit. 1962, few years aftertheir affair with Moustaki, it married the twenty years younger singer Théo Sarapo and caused thereby the last large scandal of its out-curving life.
Edith Piaf died 1963 at the age of only 47 years in Plascassier, in close proximity to Grasse,at a Zirrhose. Théo Sarapo brought its body still on the same day back into „their “city, to Paris. 40,000 humans participated in their funeral on the Cimetière you Père Lachaise . This very day constantly fresh flowers lie on their grave.
In Paris it entersEdith Piaf museum (Musée Edith Piaf, rue Crespin you guest), in which personal souvenirs and the porcelain collection of the artist are issued.
„the sparrow of Paris “became one of the well-known exports of France. Songs such as Milord, Non, ever ne rainsaved rien and Lavie EN rose were world-wide hits. Further successes were:
- 1945 - La vie EN rose
- 1945 - Les Trois Cloches
- 1949 - hymn à l'amour
- 1951 - Padam… Padam…
- 1954 - Sous le ciel de Paris
- 1956 - Les amants d'un jour
- 1957 - Lafoule
- 1959 - Milord
- 1960 - Non, per ne rainsaved rien
apart from their own career (it took over 200 songs on record on) promoted it actively the musical new generation at that time of France. It had among other things large influence on the careers of Charles Aznavour, Gilbert Bécaud, Eddie Constantine, Yves Montand, Georges Moustaki, Jacques pellet and Francis a layman.
- Mark of Bonel: Edith Piaf. Le temps d'une vie, Fallois, Paris 1993, ISBN 2-87706-189-2
- Matthias Henke: Edith Piaf. “Addicted after longing! ”, Econ & cunning Taschenbuchverlag,Munich 1998, ISBN 3-612-26516-4
- Monique long: Edith Piaf. The history of the Piaf, their life in texts and pictures, island publishing house, Frankfurt/M. 2004, ISBN 3-458-32216-7
- André Larue: Edith Piaf. L'amour toujours, Lafon, Paris 1993, ISBN 2-908652-97-8
Web on the left of
| | * Literature of and over Edith Piaf in the catalog of the DDB
- further information about their life on the occasion of 40. Day of death with www.g26.ch (of Sabine Glaubitz, German Press Agency)
- still more photos with Google (picture search)
|ALTERNATIVE NAME||Edith Giovanna Gassion|
|SHORT DESCRIPTION||French Chansonsängerin|
|DATE OF BIRTH||19. December 1915|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Paris|
|DYING DATE||11. October 1963|