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Édith Piaf (1915)

Encouraged by her father, a circus acrobat, Édith Giovanna Gassion began singing in the streets of Paris at age 15. She was eventually discovered by a cabaret owner who gave her her first nightclub job, taught her the basics of stage presence, and suggested she change her name to Piaf, Parisian slang for "sparrow." As her popularity grew, she began performing in clubs across Europe and the Americas and appeared in several films. How did she allegedly aid French prisoners of war during WWII? More...
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Daemon wrote:
Édith Piaf (1915)

Encouraged by her father, a circus acrobat, Édith Giovanna Gassion began singing in the streets of Paris at age 15. She was eventually discovered by a cabaret owner who gave her her first nightclub job, taught her the basics of stage presence, and suggested she change her name to Piaf, Parisian slang for "sparrow." As her popularity grew, she began performing in clubs across Europe and the Americas and appeared in several films. How did she allegedly aid French prisoners of war during WWII? More...


How extraordinary! I hadn't heard this anecdote before:
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During World War II, she was a frequent performer at German Forces social gatherings in occupied France, and many people considered her a traitor; following the war she stated that she had been working for the French Resistance. While there is no evidence of this, it does seem to be true that she was instrumental in helping a number of people (including at least one Jew) escape Nazi persecution. Throughout it all, she remained a national and international favourite.[15] Piaf dated a Jewish pianist during this time and co-wrote a subtle protest song with Monnot.[1] According to one story, singing for high-ranking Germans at the One Two Two Club[16] earned Piaf the right to pose for photographs with French prisoners of war, to boost their morale. The Frenchmen were supposedly able to cut out their photos and use them as forged passport photos.[16]
15.^ Amazon.com: "Know About Édith Piaf?"
1.^ Huey, Steve. "Edith Piaf: Biography". Yahoo! Music. Retrieved 3 September 2009.
16.^ Jeffries, Stuart (8 November 2003). "The love of a poet". The Guardian (UK). Retrieved 19 September 2007


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The French chanteuse was born 100 years ago on Dec. 19, 1915




Edith Piaf was known for her voice, but her face was just as unforgettable. The French singer, one of the most illustrious entertainers of the 20th century, wore the emotion of her songs in her expressions. Framed by buoyant curls and drawn-on eyebrows like sideways parentheses, her features contorted to form the shape of sorrow or passion or joy coursing through whatever melody she sang.

http://time.com/4140355/edith-piaf-centennial/
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