Full Name: Édith Giovanna Gassion
Biography: Widely regarded as France's national diva, Édith Piaf's chansons and torch ballads of love and loss made her an international star.
Her 1940 recording "L'Accordéoniste" was the first million-seller of her career. Her 1946 song "La Vie en rose" became her signature tune around the globe, and received a Grammy Hall of Fame Award in 1998; it has been covered over 650 times.
- 1935-08-19 French singer Édith Piaf (19) weds Andrew Johnseppe in Belleville, Paris
- 1962-10-09 French singer Édith Piaf (46) marries French Greek actor Théo Sarapo (26)
- 1936-04-14 French singer Édith Piaf questioned after nightclub owner and her patron Louis Leplée murdered in Paris