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Published on Oct 20, 2011
Edith Piaf Tribute (1963). Short story and montage about the life and funeral of French singer Edith Piaf. Clips include performances of "Je ne regret rien", "Les Compagnons de la Chansons" and "Milord". Montage also include some of Edith's great loves such as Marcel Cerdan, Jacques Pills and Theo Sarapo. Marlene Dietrich was her matron of honour on her wedding day. Crowds queue to pay homage. Her coffin at Pere Lachaise cemetery. Piaf died aged 47 from Liver Cancer in 1963.
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