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Piaf Expression, Piaf Soul Urge, Piaf Inner Dream


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additionalEdith Piaf, popular French singer; Sphynx cat owned by Kat Von D from television's .


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urbanRefers to the legendary French singer, Edith Piaf (b. Dec. 15, 1915-d. Oct. 11, 1963), who was known for her petite appearance; her chaotic personal life; and her powerful, husky, emotive voice. Born into poverty in Paris as Edith Giovanna Gassion, her mother abandoned her at two months of age, leaving her in the "care" of her alcoholic maternal grandparents. Her father, a noted acrobat, sent his daughter to live with his mother, who was a madam in a Normandy brothel, while he went to war; he reclaimed her when he returned from the war and took her with him on his travels- because of this, she received very little formal education. Edith allegedly lost her sight for a short time between ages 3 and 7, possibly due to an infection. At 15, Edith left him to return to Paris, where she earned a living singing in the streets and in seedy cabarets. As luck had it, a proprieter spotted her and launched her career, billing her as La Mome Piaf (Parisian slang for "The Little Sparrow," from which she took her stage name); the name suited her tiny, frail figure. With a voice that wrung out every last drop of emotion, the waif with the heartbreaking voice took France by storm. As successful as her career, Edith, eager to find love, went through a string of lovers, failing to find the right one. Her only child, Marcelle, died in infancy, and the great love of her life, the boxer Marcel Cerdan, was killed in a plane crash. Edith herself was in three car crashes. Edith took to drugs and alcohol to ease her suffering. She would also lose almost all of her fortune and was virtually penniless when she died. The melancholy, anguished songs that she sung (many of which she composed) reflected many of her losses. Her most well known songs were La Vie en Rose; Milord; Non, Je Ne Regrette Rien; Mon Legionnaire; L'Accordioniste; Mon Dieu; and L'Hymne A L'Amour.

urbanEdith Piaf had a terrible life... but she had a wonderful one too, for she loved life all the same. Her stellar success contrasts with her tragic personal life, as well as her tiny, black-clad figure with the resonating power of her voice.

urbanSurname of French singer Edith Piaf, born circa 1914 dies circa 1963. Famous songs include Milord and Non Je Ne Regrette Rien.

urbanEdith Piaf sings in a way that is unique, untamed, wild and yet heartbreaking.

urbanParisienne slang for "little sparrow". The stage name of French caberet singer Edith Piaf, born in Paris, in 1915, as Edith Giovanna Gassion. Died 1963, age 47. Known for her tiny form, difficult life, and haunting singing style. Edith's bright, successful professional life was a stark contrast to her miserable, chaotic personal life; she unsuccessfully searched for the love of her life, going through enough men to fill a phone book. Her only child died in infancy, and she took to drugs and alcohol to escape her anguish and distress. The great love of her life, French boxer, Marcel Cerdan, was killed in a plane crash. The tragedies that she suffered were reflected in the sad, yearning ballads that she sang, a number of which she composed. La Vie en Rose was her most famous piece, as well as Non, Je Ne Regrette Rien.

urbanEdith Piaf amazes me. Imagine how such a small person could have such a strong, passionate voice.



Songs about Piaf:

songsLa Vie En Rose [feat. Edith Piaf] by Andrea Bocelli from the Album Passione (Deluxe Version)

songsMedley Edit Piaf : La Vie En Rose / Mon Dieu / Non Je Ne Regrette Rien by André Loppe from the Album Spécial Medley Vol. 2

songsLa vie en rose (E. Piaf - Louiguy) by Edith Piaf from the Album Vive le charme

songsLa Foule (Feat. Edith Piaf) by Edith Piaf from the Album Sous Le Ciel De Paris

songsSous Le Ciel De Paris (Feat. Edith Piaf) by Edith Piaf from the Album Sous Le Ciel De Paris

songsNotre Dame De Paris (Feat. Edith Piaf) by Edith Piaf from the Album Sous Le Ciel De Paris

songsLa Vie En Rose (Edith Piaf Version) by Edith Piaf from the Album La Vie En Rose


Books about Piaf:

booksPiaf: A Biography by Simone Berteaut (1972)

booksPiaf by Margaret Crosland (Mar 1987)

booksNo Regrets: The Life of Edith Piaf by Carolyn Burke (Apr 1, 2012)

booksNo Regrets: The Life of Edith Piaf by Carolyn Burke (Mar 22, 2011)

booksPiaf by Monique Lange (1981)

booksEdith Piaf Song Collection by Edith Piaf (Mar 1, 1997)

booksPiaf: A Biography by Monique Lange (May 15, 2012)


Movies about Piaf:

moviesEdith Piaf - A Passionate Life 2004 NR - Runtime: 50 mins

moviesPiaf - Her Story, Her Songs 2003 NR - Runtime: 1 hr 35 mins Starring: Raquel Bitton, Jaqueline Boyer, et al. Directed by: Bernard Salzmann and George Elder

moviesA Tribute to Edith Piaf: Live at Montreux 2004 2008 NR - Runtime: 1 hr 19 mins Starring: Ute Lemper, Barbara Morrison, Regine, et al.

moviesBibi Canta Piaf 2004 NR -

moviesPiaf: La Vie en Rose 1987 Unrated -

moviesEdith Piaf - La voix qui montait jusqu'au ciel 2009 G - Runtime: 52 mins Starring: Divers Directed by: Armand Isnard

moviesEdith Piaf: La Vie En Rose 1987 - Runtime: 1 hr


Wiki information Piaf:

Édith Piaf
Chanson Artist, Person Or Being In Fiction, Musical Artist, Lyricist, Film actor, Author, Musician, Person, Person or entity appearing in film, Composer

Édith Piaf was a French cabaret singer who became widely regarded as France's national diva, as well as being one of France's greatest international stars. Her music was often autobiographical with her singing reflecting her life, with her specialty...

Music theatre Play, Play, Written Work

Piaf is a play by Pam Gems that focuses on the life and career of French chanteuse Edith Piaf. The biographical drama with music portrays the singer in a most unflattering light. She is presented as a self-destructive, promiscuous alcoholic and...


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