Juliette Gréco

Juliette Gréco

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Juliette Gréco
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French singer and actress.
Juliette Gréco was born 7 February 1927 in Montpellier to a Corsican father and a mother active in the Résistance, in the Hérault département of southern France. She was raised by her maternal grandparents. Gréco also became involved in the Résistance, and was caught but not deported because of her young age. She moved to Saint-Germain-des-Prés in Paris in 1946 after her mother left the country for Indochina with the French Navy. Gréco came to be one of the stars of the bohemian “in” crowd of post-war France. She embodied the disenchantment and poverty of the French intellectuals following World War II. Gréco dressed all in black and let her long, black hair hang free. A famous description of Gréco is that her voice “encompasses millions of poems”. She was an inspiration to many of the writers and artists working in Saint-Germain-des-Prés, such as Jean-Paul Sartre and Boris Vian. Some of these artists would write songs for her to sing. Gréco famously spent the post liberation years frequenting the Saint Germain cafes, immersing herself in political and philosophical Bohemian culture. As a regular figure at legendary music and poetry venues like Le Tabou on Rue Dauphine, Greco rubbed shoulders with Miles Davis and Jean Cocteau, even landing a role in Cocteau’s film ‘Orphee’ in 1949. In the same year, she embarked on a new singing career with a number of top French writers penning lyrics – Raymond Queneau’s ‘Si tu t’imagines’ was one of her earliest hits. A protege and companion of studio head Darryl F. Zanuck in the 1950s, she fell in love with and almost married musician Miles Davis when he visited Paris in 1949. She was married to French actor Michel Piccoli (1966–1977).
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Juliette Gréco Discography

Albums

Juliette Gréco St. Germain Des Prés (Album) Columbia US 1956 Sell This Version
CL992 Juliette Greco* Greco(LP, Album, Mono) Columbia CL992 US 1957 Sell This Version
B 76 417 R Juliette Gréco New Style(10", Album) Philips B 76 417 R France 1958 Sell This Version
P 76020 R Juliette Gréco Chante (10", Mono) Philips P 76020 R Netherlands 1959 Sell This Version
Juliette Greco* No. 7 (Album) Philips, Philips Argentina 1960 Sell This Version
ML 5088 Juliette Gréco Juliette Gréco(LP) Columbia ML 5088 US 1960 Sell This Version
Juliette Gréco Enregistrement Public À L'A.B.C. (Album) Philips Canada 1962 Sell This Version
Juliette Gréco A La Philharmonie De Berlin (Album) Philips France 1962 Sell This Version
BBL 7553 Juliette Gréco Showcase(LP) Philips BBL 7553 UK 1962 Sell This Version
Juliette Gréco Juliette Gréco (8ème Série) (Album) Philips France 1963 Sell This Version
SFL-7095 Juliette Greco* Les Feuilles Mortes(LP) Philips SFL-7095 Japan 1963 Sell This Version
Juliette Gréco Avec Henri Patterson Et Son Ensemble Juliette Gréco Avec Henri Patterson Et Son Ensemble - À Bobino (Album) Philips Japan 1964 Sell This Version
Juliette Gréco Juliette Gréco Chante Mac Orlan (Album) Philips France 1964 Sell This Version
Juliette Greco* Les Grandes Chansons (Volume III) (Album) Adventures In Sound UK 1960 Sell This Version
Juliette Greco* / Eartha Kitt, George Goodman Juliette Greco* / Eartha Kitt, George Goodman - Uncle Tom's Cabin (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) (Album) Philips US 1965 Sell This Version
Juliette Gréco À L'Olympia (Album) Philips France 1966 Sell This Version
Juliette Gréco Les Grandes Chansons (Comp, Album) Philips Japan 1965 Sell This Version
Juliette Gréco Juliette Gréco (Comp) AMIGA German Democratic Republic (GDR) 1966 Sell This Version
Juliette Gréco In Deutschland (Album) Philips Germany 1966 Sell This Version
Juliette Gréco La Femme (Album) Philips, Philips France 1967 Sell This Version
60.598 P.9 Juliette Gréco À Berlin(10", Club) Philips 60.598 P.9 Germany 1967 Sell This Version
Juliette Gréco This Is Juliette Greco (Album) Philips US 1968 Sell This Version
Juliette Gréco Und Ihre Großen Chansons (Comp) Philips Germany 1969 Sell This Version
849.457 BY Juliette Gréco Complainte Amoureuse(LP, Album) Philips 849.457 BY France 1969 Sell This Version
Bernard Geoffroy Avec La Participation De Juliette Greco*, Orchestre François Rauber* Bernard Geoffroy Avec La Participation De Juliette Greco*, Orchestre François Rauber* - Difficile Amour (Album) Select (2) France 1971 Sell This Version