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Overview (3)

Born in Paris, France
Died in Boulogne-Billancourt, Hauts-de-Seine, France
Birth NameÉdouard Ruault

Mini Bio (1)

Notorious for his big cigars, his numerous marriages (9 wives, one more than Mickey Rooney!) and the lavish parties he gave for years in Saint-Tropez, Eddie Barclay was first and foremost one of France's most important music producers and publishers. The son of a café waiter and of a post office worker, Edouard Ruault (his real name) began as a jazz pianist before opening what was, according to him, the first discotheque ever in France. Having founded Barclay Records, he launched or helped boost the career of popular singers like Henri Salvador, Dalida, Johnny Hallyday, Eddy Mitchell and of such great artists such as Jacques Brel, Claude Nougaro, Léo Ferré. In addition to all his activities, he found the time to compose the score of a handful of films, among which Bob le Flambeur (1956) and The Dictator's Guns (1965).

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Guy Bellinger

Family (1)

Spouse Caroline Giganti (3 June 1988 - 23 March 1998)  (divorced)
Cathy Esposito (21 June 1984 - 8 October 1987)  (divorced)
Danièle Poinsot (1 June 1982 - 5 October 1983)  (divorced)
Michelle Demazures (21 June 1973 - 15 October 1981)  (divorced)
Béatrice Chatelier (5 June 1970 - 11 April 1972)  (divorced)
Marie-Christine Steinberg (30 June 1965 - 5 January 1970)  (divorced)  (1 child)
Nicole Vandenbussche (2 August 1949 - 30 October 1963)  (divorced)  (1 child)
Michelle Barraud (9 July 1945 - 15 December 1948)  (divorced)

Trivia (2)

Was a jazz pianist and a music producer who started his own production company that gave such French singers as Jacques Brel and Charles Aznavour their start. He also gave a young Quincy Jones a start in the business when he hired him as his company's musical director when he was 24 years old.
Introduced his lover Bianca Perez-Mora Macias to her future husband Mick Jagger.

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