Édith Piaf (French: [edit pjaf] ( listen); 19 December 1915 – 10 October 1963; born Édith Giovanna Gassion) wis a French cabaret sangster, sangwriter an actress wha acame widely regairdit as Fraunce's naitional chanteuse, as well as bein ane o Fraunce's greatest internaitional starns.[1]

Édith Piaf
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Piaf in 1962
BornÉdith Giovanna Gassion
19 December 1915(1915-12-19)
Belleville, Paris
Died10 October 1963(1963-10-10) (aged 47)
Plascassier, Grasse, Fraunce
Ither namesLa Môme Piaf
(The Little Sparrow)
Thrift
  • French cabaret sangster
  • sangwriter
  • actress
Muisical career
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InstrumentsVoice
Years active1935–1963
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Her muisic wis eften autobiografical wi her sangin reflectin her life, an her specialty bein chanson an torch ballads, pairteecularly o luve, loss an sorrae. Amang her well-kent sangs are "La Vie en rose" (1946), "Non, je ne regrette rien" (1960), "Hymne à l'amour" (1949), "Milord" (1959), "La Foule" (1957), "L'Accordéoniste [fr]" (1955), an "Padam ... Padam ..." (1951).

Syne her premature daith in 1963 an wi the aid o several biografies an films includin 2007's Academy Awaird winnin La Vie en rose, Piaf haes acquired a legacy as ane o the greatest performers o the 20t century, an her vyce an muisic continue tae be celebratit globally.[2]

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  1. Huey, Steve. Édith Piaf biography at AllMusic. Retrieved 22 December 2015.
  2. No Regrets: The Life of Edith Piaf, by Carolyn Burke, Alfred A. Knopf 2011, ISBN 978-0-307-26801-3.