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Charles Aznavour

Beloved French chanson entertainer Charles Aznavour, who wrote more than 800 songs, recorded more than 1,000 of them in French, English, German and Spanish and sold over 100 million records in all, was born Chahnour Varinag Aznavourian on May 22, 1924, in Paris, the younger of two children born to Armenian immigrants who fled to France. His mother ... See full bio »
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 2014 The Hundred-Foot Journey (lyrics: "Hier encore (Yesterday When I Was Young)") / (music: "Hier encore (Yesterday When I Was Young)") / (performer: "Hier encore (Yesterday When I Was Young)")
 2014 Il était une fois... Patrick Bruel (TV Movie documentary) (writer: "Les emmerdes")
 2013 Circus Halligalli (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Cirque d'HalliGalli: Die große Jahresabschlussfeier (2013) ... (performer: "Du lässt dich geh'n")
 2013 Piaf: Hymnes à la môme (TV Special) (lyrics: "Jezabel")
 2013 Above Dark Waters (writer: "Eilen kun mä tiennyt en")
  De wereld draait door (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2012) (writer - 1 episode, 2012)
- Episode #8.63 (2012) ... (performer: "Emmenez-moi") / (writer: "Emmenez-moi")
 2012 Alexandra - Stimme der Sehnsucht: Der rätselhafte Tod eines Stars (TV Movie documentary) (performer: "La Mamma" - uncredited) / (writer: "La Mamma" - uncredited)
 2012/I Home for the Weekend (lyrics: "Du lässt Dich geh'n" (Tu te laisses aller)) / (music: "Du lässt Dich geh'n" (Tu te laisses aller))
 2012 Something from Nothing: The Art of Rap (Documentary) (writer: "What's The Difference")
 2011 Dancing with the Stars (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #11.7 (2011) ... (writer: "She" - uncredited)
 2011 Melancholia ("SHE")
 2011 t Schaep met de 5 pooten (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Raquel (2011) ... (writer: "Gisteren was ik nog jong")
  Memòries de la tele (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2010) (writer - 1 episode, 2010)
- Episode #5.13 (2010) ... (performer: "Venecia sin ti") / (writer: "Venecia sin ti")
 2010 Gainsbourg: A Heroic Life (performer: "Parce que") / (writer: "Parce que")
 2009 Mes amis, mes amours, mes emmerdes (TV Series) (lyrics: "Mes emmerdes") / (music: "Mes emmerdes")
 2009 Julie & Julia (performer: "Mes Emmerdes") / (writer: "Mes Emmerdes")
 2008 Seven Pounds (performer: "For Me Formidable") / (writer: "For Me Formidable")
 2008 Diary of a Nymphomaniac (performer: "She") / (writer: "She" - as Charles Aznaourian)
 2008 Por Toda Minha Vida (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Dolores Duran (2008) ... (writer: "Sur Ma Vie")
 2008 The Alan Titchmarsh Show (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 14 February 2008 (2008) ... (writer: "You've Let Yourself Go (Tu t'Laisses Aller)")
  Banda sonora (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2008) (writer - 1 episode, 2008)
- Episode #2.1 (2008) ... (performer: "Venecia sin ti") / (writer: "Venecia sin ti")
 2007 Pour le meilleur et pour le rire: La croisière du rire (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 11 August 2007 (2007) ... (performer: "Que c'est triste, Venise")
 2006 Parkinson (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 30 September 2006 (2006) ... (writer: "Quiet Love (Mon Émouvant Amour)")
 2006 Love and Other Disasters ("She")
 2006 Infamous (writer: "Yesterday When I Was Young")
 2006 The Singer (Quand j'étais chanteur) (writer: "Mourir d'Aimer (Morir Di Amor)")
 2006 Inside the Actors Studio (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Liza Minnelli (2006) ... (writer: "Quiet Love (Mon Émouvant Amour)")
 2006 Avenue Montaigne ("Les comédiens") / (performer: "Les comédiens")
 2006 Quatre étoiles (lyrics: "On n'a plus 15 ans")
 2005 L'anniversaire (lyrics: "Emmenez-moi") / (music: "La Bohême", "Emmenez-moi")
 2005 The First Day of My Life (Short) (music: "For me...Formidable")
 2005 C.R.A.Z.Y. (performer: "Emmenez-moi", "Hier encore") / (writer: "Emmenez-moi", "Hier encore")
 2003 The Cost of Living (performer: "La Bohème") / (writer: "La Bohème")
 2002 The Truth About Charlie (lyrics: "Quand Tu M'aimes") / (music: "Quand Tu M'aimes") / (performer: "Quand Tu M'aimes")
 2002 Naked (performer: "Du Lässt Dich Geh'n (Tu Te Laisses Aller)") / (writer: "Du Lässt Dich Geh'n (Tu Te Laisses Aller)")
 2001 Change My Life (writer: "Hier encore")
 2001 Barend en Van Dorp (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 13 March 2001 (2001) ... (writer: "She" - uncredited)
 2000 Tadpole (music: "She" (1974))
 2000 Maelstrom (performer: "Les deux guitares", "Et pourtant")
 2000 Enchanted Interlude (performer: "Hier encore") / (writer: "Hier encore")
 2000 Loners (performer: "For Me Formi Dable", "L'amour c'est comme un jour") / (writer: "For Me Formi Dable", "L'amour c'est comme un jour")
 1999 Eyes Wide Shut (lyrics: "Old Fashioned Way" (1953))
 1999 Notting Hill (writer: "SHE")
 1998 Goodbye, 20th Century (writer: "My Way")
 1998 Those Who Love Me Can Take the Train (performer: "Nuestra juventud")
 1997 Same Old Song (performer: "Et moi, dans mon coin") / (writer: "Et moi, dans mon coin")
 1996 The Apartment (performer: "Le temps") / (writer: "Le temps")
 1995 L'âge des possibles (writer: "La bohème")
 1992 Makinavaja, el último choriso (writer: "La Mamma")
 1989 Jake Spanner, Private Eye (TV Movie) (writer: "Dance in the Old Fashioned Way")
 1989 Frank, Liza & Sammy: The Ultimate Event (TV Special documentary) (writer: "Sailor Boys", "Mon Amour" - uncredited)
 1987 Zeg 'ns Aaa (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- Henny Huisman (1987) ... (lyrics: "Old Fashioned Way" - uncredited)
 1984 Die Fledermaus (TV Movie) (performer: "She") / (writer: "She")
 1983 Edith and Marcel (performer: "C'est un gars", "Dans un creux de mon épaule", "Je n'attendais que toi") / (writer: "C'est un gars", "Dans un creux de mon épaule", "Je n'attendais que toi", "Avant toi", "La Prière")
 1983 Archipel des amours (writer: "Plus bleu que tes yeux")
 1982 Qu'est-ce qui fait courir David? (lyrics: "La Trentaine", "Allez viens", "Bien sur", "Prends le temps", "D'egal a egal", "Feline", "Et que je t'aime")
 1980 De Mike Burstyn show (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #2.2 (1980) ... (writer: "Voor mijn dochtertje")
 1979 Shirley MacLaine at the Lido (TV Movie) (performer: "Yesterday When I Was Young", "The Old Fashioned Way") / (writer: "Yesterday When I Was Young", "The Old Fashioned Way")
 1979 The Golden Lady (performer: "We Had It All (Me voilà Seul)") / (writer: "We Had It All (Me voilà Seul)")
 1978 Top club dimanche (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 24 December 1978 (1978) ... (performer: "Avé Maria")
 1978 Embraye bidasse... ça fume (writer: "Look at me I love you (Idiote, je t'aime)")
  The Muppet Show (TV Series) (music - 1 episode, 1978) (performer - 1 episode, 1976)
- Roy Clark (1978) ... (music: "Yesterday When I Was Young")
- Charles Aznavour (1976) ... (performer: "Dance, The Old Fashioned Way", "Inchworm")
 1976 De ondergang van de Onan (TV Movie) ("Les comédiens") / (performer: "Les comédiens")
 1975 Hustle ("Yesterday When I Was Young") / (performer: "Yesterday When I Was Young")
 1974 Sounds Like Les Dawson (TV Movie) (writer: "Dance The Old Fashioned Way" - uncredited)
 1974 Ten Little Indians (performer: "Dance In The Old Fashioned Way (Les Plaisirs Démodés)" - uncredited) / (writer: "Dance In The Old Fashioned Way (Les Plaisirs Démodés)" - uncredited)
 1974 Seven Faces of Woman (TV Series) (performer: "She") / (writer: "She")
 1974 And Now My Love (writer: "L'orange", "Galiée")
 1972 Un Flic (lyrics: "C'est Ainsi que les Choses Arrivent")
 1972 Liza with a Z (TV Special) (writer: "You've Let Yourself Go")
 1972 Cadet Rousselle (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 28 March 1972 (1972) ... (writer: "Mourir d'aimer")
 1971 Chronique d'un couple (performer: "On se réveillera") / (writer: "On se réveillera")
 1971 The Ed Sullivan Show (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #24.22 (1971) ... (writer: "Yesterday, When I Was Young")
 1971 Mourir d'aimer (performer: "Mourir d'aimer")
 1969 The Mike Douglas Show (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 20 November 1969 (1969) ... (writer: "You've Let Yourself Go (Tu t'Laisses Aller)")
 1969 The Lawrence Welk Show (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- Veteran's Day Show (1969) ... (music: "Yesterday When I Was Young" - uncredited)
 1968 Dear Caroline (lyrics: "Caroline") / (performer: "Caroline")
 1967 SOS Conspiracion Bikini (writer: "Venecia sin ti")
 1966 Come imparai ad amare le donne (performer: "Donne tes 16 ans") / (writer: "Donne tes 16 ans")
 1966 Hippodrome (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.5 (1966) ... (writer: "You've Let Yourself Go (Tu t'Laisses Aller)")
 1966 The Hollywood Palace (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- Episode #3.19 (1966) ... (lyrics: "There Is a Time" - uncredited)
 1966 Paris au mois d'août (lyrics: "Paris au mois d'août") / (performer: "Paris au mois d'août")
 1965 Hollywood a Go Go (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.49 (1965) ... (writer: "A Young Girl (of Sixteen)")
 1965 Go Go Mania (writer: "For Mamma" - uncredited)
 1964 Cherchez l'idole (music: "Et pourtant") / (performer: "Et pourtant")
 1963 Je connais une blonde (TV Movie) (lyrics: "Viens")
 1963 The Adventures of Scaramouche ("Les comediens")
  La grande farandole (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode, 1962) (music - 1 episode, 1962)
- Episode dated 31 December 1962 (1962) ... (lyrics: "Je t'attends") / (music: "Les comédiens")
 1961 A Woman Is a Woman (performer: "Tu t'laisses aller" - uncredited) / (writer: "Tu t'laisses aller" - uncredited)
 1959 La nuit des traqués (performer: "Mon amour protège-moi") / (writer: "Mon amour protège-moi")
 1959 Island Fishermen (lyrics: "La Complainte de Gaud")
 1959 Riff Raff Girls (lyrics: "L'argent est le coeur du monde")
 1959 Too Late to Love (performer: "Pourquoi viens-tu si tard ?") / (writer: "Pourquoi viens-tu si tard ?")
 1958 Bell Book and Candle (lyrics: "Le Noyé Assassiné" - uncredited)
  Trente-Six Chandelles (TV Series) (music - 1 episode, 1958) (performer - 1 episode, 1956)
- Episode dated 10 December 1956 (1956) ... (performer: "On ne sait jamais')
 1957 Trente-Six Chansons (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Charles Trenet (1957) ... (performer: "La Biguine à Bango")
 1947 Il était... trois chansons (Short) (lyrics: "De Montmartre au Quartier Latin")
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Single: "You" / "Woman Of Today" (Barclay Records) See more »

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My shortcomings are my voice, my height, my gestures, my lack of culture and education, my frankness and my lack of personality. -- CA, in 1950 See more »


In 1998, Aznavour was chosen "Entertainer of the Century" by CNN and users of Time Online from around the globe. Aznavour was recognized as the century's outstanding performer, with nearly 18% of the total vote, edging out Elvis Presley, Bob Dylan and Frank Sinatra. See more »

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