Thursday, January 17, 2013

Dalida, pop singer

Dalida, née Iolanda Cristina Gigliotti, née le 17 janvier 1933 au Caire, en Égypte, et morte le 3 mai 1987 à Paris, est une chanteuse et actrice. D’une famille d'origine italienne, elle a surtout chanté et joué en français mais aussi en italien, en arabe égyptien, en anglais, en espagnol et en allemand.

Dalida (17 January 1933 – 3 May 1987), born with the Italian name Iolanda Cristina Gigliotti, was a famous singer and actress born in Egypt to Italian (Calabrian) parents but naturalised French with the name Yolanda Gigliotti. She spent her early years in Egypt amongst the Italian Egyptian community, but she lived most of her adult life in France. She received 55 gold records and was the first singer to receive a diamond disc. Dalida performed and recorded in more than 10 languages including: French, Arabic, Italian, Greek, German, English, Japanese, Hebrew, Dutch and Spanish.
 
Renowned for the changes she wrought to the French and global music industry with her powerful and colourful performances, she is today still remembered by aficionados throughout the world. A 30-year career (she debuted in 1956 and recorded her last album in 1986, a few months before her death) and her death led to an iconic image as a tragic diva and renowned singer.
Dalida
Dalida | Buste par Aslan, place Dalida à Montmartre.
Plaque: rue d'Orchampt
Dalida
a vécu dans cette maison
de 1962 à 1987.
Ses amis montmartrois ne l'oublieront jamais.
Dalida lived in this house, 1962-1987.
Her friends in Montmatre will never forget her.

Wikipédia fr:Dalida
Wikipedia En:Dalida
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