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). Now married with the french pianist Gérard Jouannest since 1988.
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Juliette Gréco Discography

Albums

Juliette Gréco Chante Ses Derniers Succès (Comp) Philips France 1952 Sell This Version
N 76.047 R Juliette Gréco à L'Olympia 3ème Série(10", Album, RE) Philips N 76.047 R France 1955 Sell This Version
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
Juliette Gréco Juliette (Album) Columbia Canada 1958 Sell This Version
B 76 417 R Juliette Gréco New Style(10", Album) Philips B 76 417 R France 1958 Sell This Version
Juliette Gréco N°6 - 10 Ans De Chansons (Album) Philips France 1959 Sell This Version
P 76020 R Juliette Gréco Chante (10", Mono) Philips P 76020 R Netherlands 1959 Sell This Version
N 76.020 R Juliette Gréco Juliette Gréco Chante - 2e Serie(10", Album, Mono) Philips N 76.020 R France 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
B77.382L Juliette Gréco Enregistrement Public À L'A.B.C.(LP, Album, Mono) Philips B77.382L 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 Canada 1964 Sell This Version
Juliette Greco* Les Grandes Chansons (Volume III) (Album) Columbia 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 Spain 1964 Sell This Version
Juliette Gréco, François Rauber Et Son Orchestre Juliette Gréco, François Rauber Et Son Orchestre - Les Grandes Chansons (Comp, Album) Philips, Philips, Philips France 1964 Sell This Version
B 77.814 L Juliette Gréco Avec Henri Patterson Et Son Ensemble Juliette Gréco Avec Henri Patterson Et Son Ensemble - À Bobino(LP, Album, Mono) Philips B 77.814 L Canada 1964 Sell This Version
Juliette Gréco À L'Olympia (Album) Philips France 1966 Sell This Version
Juliette Gréco Juliette Gréco (Comp, Album) phonoclub German Democratic Republic (GDR) 1966 Sell This Version