Gilbert Bécaud

Brigitte Bardot - Cinemonde Magazine Pictorial [France] (9 January 1958)
1927 - 2001

Gilbert Bécaud  French Musician

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Gilbert Bécaud passed away on 18th Dec 2001 aged 74.


Gilbert Bécaud was previously married to Monique Nicolas (1952) and Kitty St-John (1973).

He was in a relationship with Janet Woollacoot.


French Musician Gilbert Bécaud was born Francois Silly on 24th October, 1927 in Toulon, France and passed away on 18th Dec 2001 Paris, France aged 74. He is most remembered for Nathalie. His zodiac sign is Scorpio.

Gilbert Bécaud is a member of the following lists: 20th-century French singers, Pathé Records artists and Officers Crosses of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany.


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First Name Gilbert
Last Name Bécaud
Full Name at Birth Francois Silly
Alternative Name Monsieur 100.000 Volts, Monsieur Dynamite, The Atomic Bomb
Age 74 (age at death) years
Birthday 24th October, 1927
Birthplace Toulon, France
Died 18th December, 2001
Place of Death Paris, France
Cause of Death Cancer
Build Average
Eye Color Brown - Light
Hair Color Brown - Light
Distinctive Feature Energetic Performance
Zodiac Sign Scorpio
Sexuality Straight
Ethnicity White
Nationality French
Occupation Text Singer, Composer, Actor
Occupation Musician
Claim to Fame Nathalie
Music Genre (Text) Contemporary music, Jazz, jazz
Year(s) Active 1948–2001
Instrument (text) Vocals, guitar, piano
Friend Amália

Gilbert Bécaud (24 October 1927 – 18 December 2001) was a French singer, composer, pianist and actor, known as "Monsieur 100.000 Volts" for his energetic performances. His best-known hits are "Nathalie" and "Et Maintenant", a 1961 release that became an English language hit as "What Now My Love". He remained a popular artist for nearly fifty years, identifiable in his dark blue suits, with a white shirt and "lucky tie"; blue with white polka dots. When asked to explain his gift he said, "A flower doesn't understand botany." His favourite venue was the Paris Olympia under the management of Bruno Coquatrix. He debuted there in 1954 and headlined in 1955, attracting 6,000 on his first night, three times the capacity. On November 13, 1997, Bécaud was present for the re-opening of the venue after its reconstruction.

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A Free Man1973Henri LefèvreMovie
Hitch-Hike1962Le pilote d'air franceMovie
Croquemitoufle1959Bernard VilliersMovie
Casino de Paris1957Jacques MervalMovie
The Country I Come From1956Eric Perceval, Julien BarrèreMovie
Boum sur Paris1953Bit in audience (uncredited)Movie
The Scarlet Bazaar1947Bit as pianist (uncredited)Movie




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