She sold more than 35 million records and starred in “Purple Noon,” based on the novel “The Talented Mr. Ripley.”
Known as France’s Frank Sinatra, the dapper crooner and actor Charles Aznavour, who got his start as a songwriter and protege of Edith Piaf, died Monday at 94.
Aznavour was best known for his 1974 hit ‘She’
French singer Charles Aznavour has died at the age of 94, French media reported on Monday, citing his spokesman.
Aznavour, who was born Shahnour Varinag Aznavourian in Paris to Armenian parents, sold more than 100 million records in 80 countries.
He was often described as France’s Frank Sinatra and was best known for his 1974 hit She. He was awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2017.
Aznavour, who was was born on May 22nd, 1924, began his career peddling his music to French artists of the 1940s and 1950s such as Edith Piaf, Maurice Chevalier and Charles Trenet [ . . . ]
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