Piaf in 1962
|Born||Édith Giovanna Gassion|
19 December 1915
|Died||10 October 1963 (aged 47)|
Plascassier, Grasse, Fraunce
|Ither names||La Môme Piaf|
(The Little Sparrow)
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.
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" (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.