How Charles Aznavour, the ‘French Sinatra’, conquered America

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.

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Charles Aznavour, the ‘French Frank Sinatra’, is dead 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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Anne Wiazemsky: a haunting, humane star who helped France discover itself

It’s an uncomfortable irony that, after her life has ended, Anne Wiazemsky risks being seen as a bystander in her own story. In Michel Hazanavicius’s enjoyable but somewhat facetious new film Redoubtable, Wiazemsky, played by Stacy Martin, is depicted as a wry observer in her marriage to Jean-Luc Godard – the straight woman to his tormented clown. | More: Anne Wiazemsky: a haunting, humane star who helped France discover itself | Film | The Guardian