What Was Edith Piaf Famous For?


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Edith Piaf was a French singer, songwriter and actress who rose to fame during the German occupation of France during World War II. She is most famous for her signature song "La vie en rose," written in 1945.

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Born in 1915, Edith Piaf lived primarily with her maternal grandmother before joining her father's street performances in 1929. She was discovered by Louis Leplée in 1935 and was one of the most popular performers in France during World War II. She achieved lasting fame at the Paris Olympia music hall, at which she debuted her song "Non, je ne regrette rien" in 1961. Her life has been the focus of many plays and films, notably "La Vie En Rose" in 2007, and numerous songs have been used in movies and other media.

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