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Piaf

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3/4. Petula Clark profiles the great French chanteuse Edith Piaf (born Edith Giovanna Gassion ), who died in 1963, aged 47, following a career marked by consistently stirring performances. This edition recalls the recording in 1946 of one of her key works - La Vie en Rose - and the first of her nine tours to
America, where she fell in love with boxer Marcel Cerdan , whose 1949 death in a plane crash proved devastating for the singer.

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Unknown: Petula Clark
Unknown: Edith Piaf
Unknown: Edith Giovanna Gassion
Unknown: Marcel Cerdan

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