facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search
 

France remembers Piaf, Cocteau

Oct. 12, 2003 at 9:38 AM   |   Comments

PARIS, Oct. 12 (UPI) -- France commemorated the 40th anniversaries of the death of singer Edith Piaf and writer Jean Cocteau, the BBC reported Sunday.

The occasion was marked by a string of cultural events including free Paris exhibitions in their honor.

Piaf was 47 when she died in 1963, having gained worldwide fame with La Vie en Rose, which remains among the top 10 French-language songs ever sold.

Cocteau, an artist, filmmaker and designer as well as an acclaimed novelist, died at the age of 74.

His life is being celebrated with an exhibition at the Pompidou Centre, while Piaf is the subject of an anniversary display at the Paris town hall.

"She interpreted her life through her songs. People could identify with her in that way and she always sang of love," said Bernard Marchois, head of the Friends of Edith Piaf, who keeps 5,000 Piaf artifacts in his home.

© 2003 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.
Most Popular
1
Goldie Hawn able to see dead people, says Kate Hudson Goldie Hawn able to see dead people, says Kate Hudson
2
Kourtney Kardashian allegedly 'terrified' that Scott Disick will leave her Kourtney Kardashian allegedly 'terrified' that Scott Disick will leave her
3
Eric 'The Actor' Lynch dies in Sacramento hospital Eric 'The Actor' Lynch dies in Sacramento hospital
4
Gabrielle Union, Rihanna, Hayden Panettiere targeted in second celebrity photo leak Gabrielle Union, Rihanna, Hayden Panettiere targeted in second celebrity photo leak
5
Will Smith shares throwback photo for Jada Pinkett's birthday Will Smith shares throwback photo for Jada Pinkett's birthday
Trending News
Video
x
Feedback