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Overview (3)

Date of Birth 3 April 1916Barcelona, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
Date of Death 4 April 1991Vence, Alpes-Maritimes, France
Birth NameLouis Guglielmi

Mini Bio (1)

Louiguy was born on April 3, 1916 in Barcelona, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain as Louis Guglielmi. He was married to Simone Malherbe and Andrée Castel. He died on April 4, 1991 in Vence, Alpes-Maritimes, France.

Spouse (2)

Simone Malherbe (25 February 1981 - 4 April 1991) (his death)
Andrée Castel (2 August 1937 - 5 January 1979) (divorced) (2 children)

Trivia (2)

During his musical studies at the "Conservatoire de Paris" he was in the same class as Maurice Baquet, Henri Betti, Paul Bonneau, Léo Chauliac, Henri Dutilleux, Henri Leca, Pierre Spiers and Raymond Trouard.
On April 28, 1958, he was one of the seven composers invited to the TV show Trente-Six Chandelles: Les grandes familles de Trente-Six Chandelles : la chanson (1958) hosted by Jean Nohain which was devoted to the successes of the Chanson Française between 1945 and 1955. The composers have played the melody of their favorite song on the piano : Henri Betti for "C'est si Bon" (1947), Louiguy for "La Vie en Rose" (1946), Paul Durand for "Boléro" (1948), Joseph Kosma for "Les Feuilles Mortes" (1946), Louis Ferrari for "Domino" (1949), Paul Misraki for "Tu n'peux pas t'Figurer" (1950) and André Popp for "Les Lavandières du Portugal" (1954).

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