French musicians who were born in 1924

Here are 12 famous musicians from France were born in 1924:

Charles Aznavour

Charles Aznavour (May 22, 1924 Paris-) also known as Aznavour Charles, Chahnourh Varinag Aznavourian, Shahnour Vaghenag Aznavourian, Shahnour Vaghinak Aznavurian, Charles Aznavurian, Shahnour Varenagh Aznavourian, Chahnour Varinag Aznavourian, Aznavour, Aznamour, Frank Sinatra of France, Shahnour Varinag Aznavourian or Chahnour Varenagh Aznavourian is a French singer, songwriter, actor, film score composer, diplomat, screenwriter, activist and composer. He has six children, Katia Aznavour, Nicolas Aznavour, Seda Aznavour, Misha Aznavour, Patrick Aznavour and Charles Aznavour.

His albums include 65, Le temps des loups, 20 chansons d'or, Entre deux rêves, Hier Encore, Idiote je t'aime, La Bohème, Greatest Golden Hits, Je n'ai pas vu le temps passer... and Jazznavour. His related genres: Jazz, Pop music and Chanson.

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Michel Tournier

Michel Tournier (December 19, 1924 Paris-) is a French writer and novelist.

His albums include , , , , and .

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Georges Prêtre

Georges Prêtre (August 14, 1924 Waziers-) also known as Georges Pretre or Prêtre, Georges is a French conductor.

His albums: Mascagni: Cavalleria rusticana / Leoncavallo: Pagliacci, , Faust: Highlights, , , , Scaramouche / Le Bal Martiniquais / Paris / Le Carnaval d'Aix / Suite Française / Suite Provençale, , Callas à Paris and Carmen.

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Jean Piat

Jean Piat (September 23, 1924 Lannoy, Nord-) also known as Jean Piat sociétaire de la Comédie Française is a French actor.

He began his career in theater and made his debut at the Société des Comédiens Français in 1947. He quickly gained fame and became a household name, appearing in many stage productions throughout his career. He was also known for his work on television and in film.

Piat gained particular acclaim for his portrayal of Cyrano de Bergerac, a role he played multiple times throughout his career, including in a 1990 production that was performed at the Comédie Française.

In addition to his work on stage and screen, Piat was active in French politics and served as a member of the European Parliament from 1994 to 1999. He was also awarded the Legion of Honor in 1997 for his contributions to the arts.

Piat passed away on September 18, 2018, at the age of 93. He is remembered as one of France's most beloved actors and an icon of French culture.

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Zizi Jeanmaire

Zizi Jeanmaire (April 29, 1924 Paris-) a.k.a. Renée Marcelle Jeanmaire, Jeanmarie or Jeanmaire is a French singer, dancer, actor and ballet dancer. She has one child, Valentine Petit.

Her albums: Zizi : Bobino, Mon truc en plumes, and .

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André Popp

André Popp (February 19, 1924 Fontenay-le-Comte-May 10, 2014 Puteaux) also known as André Popp et son orchestre, Andre Popp, André Charles Jean Popp or Elsa Popping & Her Pixie Landers was a French screenwriter and film score composer.

His most important albums: Delirium in Hi-Fi, Po... Po... Popp!, Holiday for DJ's, La Musique qui fait Popp: Highlights From the Works of André Popp 1952-62, Popp Musique and .

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Maurice Jarre

Maurice Jarre (September 13, 1924 Lyon-March 28, 2009 Malibu) also known as Maurice-Alexis Jarre or Jarre was a French composer, conductor and film score composer. He had three children, Kevin Jarre, Jean Michel Jarre and Stephanie Jarre.

His albums include The Man Who Would Be King, Soleil Rouge, Ghost, Enemy Mine, Doctor Zhivago, Doctor Zhivago & Ryan's Daughter, A Walk in the Clouds, Jesus of Nazareth, Lawrence of Arabia and Dead Poets Society. Genres: Film score.

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Claude Ballif

Claude Ballif (May 22, 1924 Paris-July 24, 2004) also known as Ballif, Claude was a French , .

Claude Ballif was a French composer and music educator. He studied at the Conservatoire de Paris under Tony Aubin and Olivier Messiaen, and later became a composition teacher at the same institution. Ballif's compositions were known for their complexity and unique blend of tonality and atonality. He also wrote several books on composition and music theory. Throughout his career, Ballif was an influential figure in contemporary classical music and served as a mentor to many young composers. He was awarded the Grand Prix National de la Musique in 1982 and was made a Chevalier of the Legion of Honour in 1989. Ballif passed away in Paris in 2004 at the age of 80.

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Yvonne Loriod

Yvonne Loriod (January 20, 1924 Houilles-May 17, 2010) otherwise known as Loriod, Yvonne was a French pianist.

Discography: Vingt Regards sur l'enfant Jésus.

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Pierre Cochereau

Pierre Cochereau (July 9, 1924 Saint-Mandé-March 5, 1984 Paris) was a French organist, music pedagogue, composer and film director.

His most recognized albums: L'Art de l'improvisation, Grandes Orgues à Notre-Dame de Paris, and Saint-Saëns: Symphony No.3 "Organ" / Dukas: The Sorcerer's Apprentice.

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Micheline Dax

Micheline Dax (March 3, 1924 Paris-April 27, 2014 Paris) otherwise known as Micheline Josette Renée Etevenon was a French actor and voice actor.

She began her career as a dancer at the Moulin Rouge in Paris before moving on to acting in film and television. Dax was known for her versatile talent and played a variety of roles, from dramatic to comedic, throughout her long career. In addition to her work on screen, she also had a successful career as a voice actor, dubbing films from English to French. Dax was awarded the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres by the French government in 2001 in recognition of her contributions to the arts.

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Gabriel Bacquier

Gabriel Bacquier (May 17, 1924 Béziers-) a.k.a. Bacquier, Gabriel or Gabriel-Augustin-Raymond-Théodore-Louis Bacquier is a French singer.

His most important albums: , Guillaume Tell, Les Contes D'Hoffmann: Highlights (Orchestre de la Suisse Romande feat. conductor: Richard Bonynge), Les Contes d'Hoffmann (Orchestre National de France feat. conductor: Seiji Ozawa), Les Contes d'Hoffmann and Mireille.

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