Charles Aznavour, the French-Armenian singer and chanson artist, was known for his hundreds of songs, which sold over a hundred million records. He never used an online casino despite being a sports lover. He was born in 1924 in Paris, and his Armenian parents were immigrants who fled to France. They were Armenian genocide survivors.
|Shahnour Vaghinag Aznavourian
|Date of Birth:
|May 22, 1924
|Place of Birth:
|Micheline Rugel (m. 1946; div. 1952) Evelyne Plessis (m. 1956; div. 1960) Ulla Thorsell (m. 1967)
While he was a child, Charles’ mother worked as a seamstress, while his father was a singer in local restaurants.
When he was a kid, he and his sister would often perform at the tables. He started singing when he was a toddler, and he would later sell newspapers to fund his singing and dancing lessons.
When he was nine years old, he had his first acting role when he played the role of the detective in the play “Emil and the Detectives.”
Afterward, he worked as an extra for a couple of years before dropping out of school. After he joined a traveling theatrical group, he became a talented dancer and boy singer.
Later, he was represented by Pierre-Auguste Roche in 1941 by one of his managers after which Pierre and Charles then started a singing and concert group known as the Aznavour.
They got extremely well-known in France, so they eventually decided to go on tour in Canada. Afterwards, Charles commenced working in movies again after the Second World War, and one of the most famous ones was the movie “Goodbye Darling.”
He started working with other artists, such as French singer Edith Piaf as well as being a creator of street-style songs. One of these was “Jezebel,” which was a hit in the United States.
After his teacher convinced him to perform solo, he went on to make some prosperous trips. At the time, he had released several hits, such as “Parce que” and “Sur ma vie.”
Furthermore, in the middle of the 1900s, he created a song called “Je Haim Les Dimanches” for a chanteuse called Gréco.
In the 1950s, Charles Aznavour began working in films. Although he wasn’t an outstanding actor, he was able to make an impression in some of the movies that were released over this period, such as “Une Gosse Sens” and “The Parisian Music Hall.”
Despite his short height, he managed to accept his drawbacks and demonstrate them as advantages to his audience
He was greatly influenced by the role of Heurstevent in “Head Against the Wall,” as he was a mentally ill patient. During the forthcoming year, he starred in “The Shoot
The Piano Player,” which was a tremendous hit in France and the US He played the role of Edouard, a musician, and Charlie, a piano player.
He was referred to as the Frank Sinatra of France due to his popularity. In the 1960s, he went on a journey.
During his extensive journey, he performed at several of the most prestigious music venues, such as London’s Carnegie Hall and Albert Hall as well as worked as a music composer and actor in various films, such as “The Gossée de Paris” in 1961.
He co-wrote some of the films “Three of a Kind” and “Dear Caroline,” which were respectively co-written by Marcel Martin and Marcel Lemaire.
In the television show “Les Feux de la Fontaine,” he played the role of the lead character. Afterward, he was offered to go on to star in the musical production “Monsieur Carnaval,” which was in 1965.
Even though his work in France was successful, Aznavour continued working in foreign films. Some of his most widespread movies included “Candy” and “The Adventurers.”
Although the latter was a huge failure, Aznavour maintained his international reputation due to his music.
He wrote music for some of his later films, such as “The Yiddish Connection,” and he also co-wrote the story. In “Il Maestro,” he worked with Malcolm McDowell, and he also appeared in other movies, such as “Emmenez-Moi.”
In Britain, his most-known song, “She,” went platinum from 1972 to 1974. It has also sold several gold albums. Another sought-after song in the U.S., “Yesterday When I Was Young,” was covered by various artists, such as Julio Iglesias. In 1997, Aznavour received an honorary César reward.
Furthermore, he wrote three books, as well, which entitled “Aznavour About Aznavour,” “Des mots l’Affiche,” and “Le Temps des Avants”. In 2006, a farewell tour was held by him at the age of 82.
He sang for royalty, presidents, and popes, and he also participated in humanitarian events. In 1988, he and his friend Levon Sayan established Aznavour for Armenia, which was focused on helping those affected by the Armenian earthquake.
In 2008, he was given Armenian citizenship and became the country’s ambassador to Switzerland. sang for royalty, presidents, and popes, and he also participated in humanitarian events.
Charles Aznavour, a renowned singer and songwriter, died on October 1, 2018, His causes of death were revealed to be cardiorespiratory arrest and acute pulmonary edema.