The great tragedy of life of Edith Piaf
• The great tragedy of the life of Edith Piaf
Who does not know the great French singer, whose songs became worldwide hits, and she herself - a role model of millions? But not everyone knows how many trials had its share. She survived a difficult - almost hungry - childhood, death of a child, 2 car accidents, 7 operations, 3 coma, several bouts of delirium, an attack of madness, suicide attempt, the two world wars.
I not experienced it only liver cancer in the last stage, which is found in it for 2 years before his death. And if you ever again want to complain about his fate, just remember the "little sparrow" in Paris, a woman who went to the last days ahead, not giving up, conquering the hearts of millions, spirited and talented force of love - Edith Piaf.
She was born Edith Piaf (real name - Edith Giovanna Gason) December 19, 1915. Almost on the same day the girl's mother - frustrated actress Anita Maillard, - while her husband was at the front, gave the girl to raise her mother. But it turned out she did not need - to calm his weeping prevented her baby girl, "loving" grandmother fed the child watered wine. Such feeding came to fruition - to three years, Edith completely blind.
Later, the legend associated with the birth of Edith. However, it is unlikely to correspond to reality, but according to her, the girl was born under a street lamp in the winter in one of the streets of Paris.
As soon as the father of Edith - Louis Gason - finds out about this, he immediately sent the girl to raise her mother, who kept a brothel. However, she fell in love with her granddaughter and took care of her. She did everything to the girl saw the light. And she did it in 1925. When there was no longer hope of recovery Edith's grandmother took her in Lisieux to Saint Theresa. A few days later beloved granddaughter - oh, miracle - began to see again.
Edith herself, thinking about it, saying: "My life began with a miracle. In the four years I was ill and blind. My grandmother took me to Lisieux to the altar of St. Theresa and she begged my epiphany. Ever since then, I do not part with the image of St. Theresa and the baby Jesus. And because I am a believer, death does not frighten me. There was a period in my life after the death of a loved one to me, when I called for it myself. I have lost all hope. I was saved by faith. "
The school Edith disliked at once, which is not surprising - lived a girl in a brothel. She could not bear it, and soon the father took her to Paris. There's 9-year-old girl begins to work with his father on the squares of the city: the father showed acrobatic stunts and daughter sang. Edith literacy and are not trained to the end - even in the songs that she composed herself, there were mistakes. Although who cares now?
In 15 years, Edith met her half-sister - 11-year-old Simon, who began performing together with Edith. New father's family experienced tremendous financial difficulties. Edith, in turn, helped them financially, but eventually this led to the girl's father leaves. Forever.
Edith continues to perform in the streets, where she was noticed and invited to sing in cabarets. In 16 years, Edith met Louis Dyupponom - the father of her only daughter Marseille. However, her marriage was unsuccessful - the husband insisted that Edith refused to work, and they parted. For some time the daughter of Edith stayed with her, but one day, not finding her at home, Edith realized that the girl was her husband - he hoped that when the wife returns. But she did not return. Moreover, the girl became ill with meningitis, and later became infected and she Edith, who, however, recovered. But fate and there has not been spared the girl - Marcel dies. There were no more children at Edith.
In 20 years, it says Louis sculpt and invites to perform on the Champs Elysees. He played a major role in the life and career of Edith: taught her to choose a song, sing to the accompaniment, explained the significance of costume, facial expressions, behavior, actor. That he made Edith Gason Edith Piaf. Even on the street, she sang: "I was born like a sparrow, lived like a sparrow, died as a sparrow." and written on the posters: "Baby Piaf". It was a success!
But the success did not last long. Louis soon killed, and Edith falls under suspicion because he had left her some money. Thank God, this time all ends well, and soon Piaf meets Raymond Asso - a person who makes a great singer Edith. It was he who seeks participation in a speech in the musical hall of the ABC, which was dedication to the profession. Needless to say that the next day she woke up famous? Thanks to him, the history of the life of Edith became the history of the songs and vice versa, no one could distinguish the scenic image of Edith in reality.
Edith bathed in success and glory. Upon hearing her voice on the radio, people are asked again and again to put on the air Babes songs Piaf.
During World War II "Baby Piaf" meets with Jean Cocteau, who invited her to play in the play "The indifferent handsome". It was first shown in 1940. A year later, the film was shot on the play, in which Edith played a major role.
It's hard to believe, but Edith Piaf was so popular and in demand that could afford to speak to the French prisoners of war. And after the show managed to give them everything you need to escape. Countrymen appreciated her personal courage and compassion, because she risked her life.
The postwar period was a time for Edith much success. Her work was admired suburbs of Paris, art lovers around the world and even the future Queen of England.
Edith helped young talents. Charles Aznavour, Yves Montand, Eddie Constantin ... It's not all the names that have become known around the world thanks to the "sparrow".
After the war, Edith meets American boxer Marcel Cerdanya, who became her greatest joy and the greatest sorrow. Fate again played a cruel joke with Edith - in 1949, flying to his beloved New York, he crashed in a plane crash. Edith went into a severe depression: she began to drink morphine, after which she had a seizure, and on one occasion and did almost jumped out the window. She went back into the street. Dressed in old, she appeared on the streets of Paris at night led to his unknown men.
But the mourning could not last forever, and Edith returns to his solo career. And even managed to fall in love again.
In 1952, Edith falls in two car crashes and breaks almost all the edges and with both hands. To ease her suffering, her doctors inject morphine. It would seem that Edith is destined to become addicted to drugs, but there was this little woman is not so. Nevertheless, work is no longer brought her such pleasure, but Edith's just more immersed in the work.
co-starred in the historical film In 1954, Edith "If I tell you about Versailles." A little later, she took 11-month tour of America, and then in France - such loads have caused great damage to physical health. And in 1961, fate dealt the most severe blow to the singer - Edith doctors discovered cancer of the liver. But she continued to perform until his death.
In recent years, it supported the 27-year-old Theo - the last love of Piaf. In September 1962, through the pain, Piaf performed at the top of the Eiffel Tower. And six months later it was the last concert of her life - Hall gave a standing ovation.
October 10, 1963 Edith Piaf died. It buried the whole of France, and mourned for the whole world - with her died the whole epoch of the French chanson.
The songs of Edith Piaf remain with us forever, but the courage and willpower singer left an indelible mark in the hearts of men. Even when her life came autobiography. Do all that is in it is true, is not known. But one thing is clear: this she wanted to be remembered.
"When I'm not dying of love, when I have nothing to die - then I am ready to izdohnut!"
"I sing not for everyone - I sing for everyone."
"Artists and the public should not occur. After the curtain falls, the actor must disappear as if by magic. "
"Hands do not lie as a person."
In response to the words of the doctors, she kills herself, continuing to sing in front of an audience: "This is the most wonderful way to commit suicide."
"I have led a terrible life, it's true. But also - the amazing life. Because, first of all, I loved her. "
"For love, for happiness is often necessary to pay off the tears."
"I was hungry. I froze. But I was also free. Free does not wake up in the morning, unable to sleep at night, free to drink, if I wanted to, to dream ... to hope. "
"This is the crowd that, I hope, will accompany me to the last way, because I do not like being alone. Terrible loneliness that squeezes you in the arms of the dawn or at nightfall, when you ask yourself, is it worth more to live and to live for? "