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Annie Cordy

Here are two great standards ("If He Walked Into My Life" and "They Say It's Wonderful") performed in French by the beautiful Annie Cordy.
Léonia Cooreman known under the stage name Annie Cordy (born in Brussels, Belgium, in 1928) is a Belgian film actress and singer. Since 1954, she has recorded more than 600 songs, starred in about ten musical comedies (with Georges Guétary, Luis Mariano), thirty films (costarring with Sacha Guitry, Bourvil, Jean Gabin, Alain Delon, Charles Bronson, Charles Aznavour...) and participated in more than 6000 galas. A favourite of Maurice Chevalier, she began her career in 1950 as a meneuse de revue in the greatest Parisian cabarets. In 1956, she sang at the wedding of Grace Kelly in Monaco. She performed at the Plazza in New York, at the Copacabana in Rio de Janeiro, and in Cuba, Mexico, Porto Rico... She was offered a great contract in the USA but her manager and husband, who disliked America, refused, and, for love of him, she declined the offer! She could indeed have been a great star in the United States! Nevertheless she has toured in Berlin, Madrid, Moscow. In 1972, she starred in the French version of "Hello Dolly!" and received the award for the best European show-woman. As a singer, she received the Maurice Chevalier award in 1952 and the Grand Prix de l'Académie Charles-Cros in 1955. In 1976, she received the award for the best actress. Annie Cordy has been singing and playing for nearly 60 years and is not retired yet! She was made Baroness in 2004 by the King of Belgium.
Enjoy the typical voice (reminiscent of Alma Cogan) and beauty of Annie Cordy!

S’il revenait dans ma vie / C’est merveilleux

4 other great performances, typical of Annie Cordy's style:

Je t'ai donné mon coeur

Petite fleur

Rire (Make 'em laugh)

Nini la chance

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