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Charles Trenet (1913–2001)

Charles Trenet was born on May 18, 1913 in Narbonne, Aude, France. He is known for Skyfall (2012), Automata (2014) and Sea of Love (1989). He died on February 19, 2001 in Créteil, Val-de-Marne, France. See full bio »

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Skyfall Soundtrack
Automata Soundtrack
Sea of Love Soundtrack
Black Rain Soundtrack


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I make songs like an apple tree makes apples. They come from inside of me.


French revue singer and composer of prolific output, nicknamed "Le Fou chantant" (The Singing Madman). He made his debut in 1935 as a member of 'Charles & Johnny' a popular cabaret duo. By 1938, he was engaged as a soloist at the ABC variety theatre in Paris and, eventually, took his place alongside Edith Piaf and Maurice Chevalier as France's most popular performing artist. See more »


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