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Name: Edith Giovanna Gassion                                                         
Born: December 19, 1915 Belleville, Paris, France                                     
Died: October 10, 1963 Plascassier, France                                           
Edith Piaf (19 December 1915—10 October 1963) was a French singer (born from an     
Italian-Algerian family) and cultural icon who is widely accepted as the country's   
greatest pop singer.[1] Her singing reflected her tragic life, with her               
specialty being the poignant ballad performed in a heartbreaking voice. Among         
her famous songs are "La vie en rose" (1946), "Hymne à l'amour" (1949), "Milord"     
(1959), "Non, je ne regrette rien" (1960). A filmed biography on her life             
starring Marion Cotillard (who won the Academy Award for Best Actress (Oscar)         
for portraying Piaf), titled La Môme (shown in Britain and the United States as     
La Vie En Rose) was released in June 2007. There have been other dramatized           
versions of her life, including a Tony Award-winning play entitled Piaf, which       
was also telecast on the American PBS network.