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Edith Piaf

Singer (19-Dec-1915 — 11-Oct-1963)


Simone Berteaut. Translated by June Guicharnaud. Piaf: A Biography. Harper & Row. 1972. 488pp.

David Bret. The Piaf Legend. Chivers Press. 1997. 280pp.

Carolyn Burke. No Regrets: The Life of Edith Piaf. Alfred A. Knopf. 2011. 304pp.

Margaret Crosland. Piaf. G. P. Putnam's Sons. 1985. 240pp.

Pam Gems. Piaf. Samuel French. 1983. 78pp.

Monique Lange. Piaf. Omnibus Press. 1981. 256pp. Translation of Histoire de Piaf.

Edith Piaf. Au Bal de la Chance. Paris and Geneva: Jeheber. 1958. 207pp.

Edith Piaf. The Wheel of Fortune: The Autobiography of Edith Piaf. London: Peter Owen. 1965. Translation of Au Bal de la Chance, 1958.


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  1. NNDB [link]

  2. Encyclopaedia Britannica Online [link]

  3. Internet Movie Database [link]

  4. Internet Broadway Database [link]

  5. Wikipedia [link]

  6. Library of Congress Name Authority [link]

  7. International Dictionary of 20th Century Biography (p.558)

  8. Chambers Biographical Dictionary, 5th Edition (p.1159)

  9. The Oxford Dictionary of Music (p.673)

  10. Baker's Biographical Dictionary of Musicians, 8th Edition (p.769)

  11. International Dictionary of Women's Biography (p.371)

  12. Hutchinson Paperback Dictionary of Biography (p.395)

  13. Obituaries from the Times 1961-1970 (p.633)

  14. The World Almanac Biographical Dictionary (p.328)

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