Édith Piaf ( or;; 19 December 1915 – 10 October 1963; real name Édith Lamboukas, previously Pills, née Gassion) was a French singer who became widely regarded as France's national diva, as well as being one of France's greatest international stars. Her music was often auto-biographical with her singing often reflecting her life, with her specialty being of chanson and ballads, particularly of love, loss and sorrow. Among her songs are "La Vie en rose" (1946), "Non, je ne regrette rien" (1960), "Hymne à l'amour" (1949), "Milord" (1959), "La Foule" (1957), "l'Accordéoniste" (1955), and "Padam ... Padam ..." (1951).
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