Jean-Philippe Léo Smet (French pronunciation: [ʒɑ̃ filip leo smɛt]; 15 Juin 1943 – 5 December 2017), better kent as Johnny Hallyday, wis a French rock an roll muisicker, sangster-sangwriter an actor.
Johnny Hallyday in 2009
|Born||Jean-Philippe Léo Smet|
15 Juin 1943
|Dee'd||5 December 2017 (aged 74)|
Marnes-la-Coquette, Hauts-de-Seine, Île-de-France, Fraunce
|Hauf-marrae(s)||Sylvie Vartan (m. 1965; div. 1980)|
Babeth Étienne (m. 1981; div. 1982)
Adeline Blondieau (m. 1990; div. 1992)
(m. 1994; div. 1995)
Læticia Hallyday (m. 1996)
|Pairtner(s)||Nathalie Baye (1982–1986)|
|Bairns||4 (includin David an Laura)|
Early life eedit
Jean-Philippe Smet wis born in the 9t arrondissement o Paris, on 15 Juin 1943 tae a Belgian faither, Léon Smet, an a French mither, Huguette Eugénie Pierrette Clerc. Léon Smet, wha warkit as a nichtclub performer, left his wife an son a few months later. Clerc stairtit a modelin career, which left her wit wee time tae care fae her son. Hallyday grew up wit his aunt, Hélène Mar, an teuk his stage name frae a cousin-in-law frae Oklahoma wha performit as Lee Halliday. The latter cawit Smet "Johnny" an became a faither figure, introducin him tae American muisic.
- "Johnny Hallyday: The 'Elvis Presley' of the Francophone world". The Independent (in Inglis). 7 December 2017. Retrieved 23 Mairch 2023.