Aha Moment: Edith Piaf

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Edith Piaf in 1940

The French singer and cultural icon Edith Piaf had a tumultuous life — from the cabarets of Nazi-occupied Paris to a long battle with addiction. Marion Cotillard’s Oscar-winning portrayal of Piaf in “La Vie En Rose” prompted Studio 360 listener Bill Mankin to write us about how he fell for her. 

(Originally aired February 22, 2008)

Music Playlist

  1. Mon Dieu

    Artist: Edith Piaf
    Album: The Voice of the Sparrow
    Label: Capitol
  2. La Vie en Rose

    Artist: Edith Piaf
    Album: The Voice of the Sparrow
    Label: Capitol
  3. L’accordéoniste

    Artist: Edith Piaf
    Album: The Voice of the Sparrow
    Label: Capitol
  4. Milord

    Artist: Edith Piaf
    Album: The Voice of the Sparrow
    Label: Capitol
  5. La Vie en Rose

    Artist: Marc Shaiman
    Album: The Bucket List: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
    Label: Varése Sarabande