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Gilbert Bécaud (1927–2001)

Born in Toulon on 24 October 1927, Gilbert Bécaud was introduced to music at a very early age and started playing the piano well before attending the Nice conservatoire at age nine. Accepted by the Sacem at the age of 20, Gilbert Bécaud composed film scores on several occasions before only gradually taking an interest in songs (the French lyricist ... See full bio »


(age 74) in Paris, France

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 2014 Cilla (TV Mini-Series) (music - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.1 (2014) ... (music: "Let it Be Me" - uncredited)
 2014 Dreamland (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- Conciencia (2014) ... (music: "Quand tu danses")
 2013 Piaf: Hymnes à la môme (TV Special) (music: "Je t'ai dans la peau")
 2013 The Big Bang Theory (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Scavenger Vortex (2013) ... (writer: "Love on the Rocks")
 2012 Alexandra - Stimme der Sehnsucht: Der rätselhafte Tod eines Stars (TV Movie documentary) (performer: "Nathalie" - uncredited) / (writer: "Nathalie" - uncredited)
 2010 Flipped (writer: "Let It Be Me")
 2009 BBC Electric Proms (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Dame Shirley Bassey (2009) ... (writer: "What Now My Love")
 2009 Elvis: Love Me Tender - The Love Songs (Video documentary) (writer: "What Now My Love")
 2009 Neil Diamond: Hot August Night/NYC (TV Movie documentary) (as Gilbert Becaud, "Love On The Rocks")
 2009 Qwerty (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Episode #3.30 (2009) ... (performer: "L'important c'est la rose")
  Banda sonora (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2008) (writer - 1 episode, 2008)
- Episode #3.12 (2008) ... (performer: "Et maintenant") / (writer: "Et maintenant")
 2007 Opry Video Classics: Duets (Video) (writer: "Let It Be Me")
 2006 My Son (music: "Je reviens te chercher") / (performer: "Je reviens te chercher")
 2006 Aloha from Sweden (Video) (lyrics: "What Now My Love")
 2006 How to Go Out on a Date in Queens (writer: "What Now My Love")
 2006 Kupetzky (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Kupetzkys letzte Schicht (2006) ... (writer: "Let It Be Me" - uncredited)
 2006 Avenue Montaigne (music: "Je reviens te chercher", "La solitude ça n'existe pas", "L'important c'est la rose") / (performer: "La solitude ça n'existe pas", "L'important c'est la rose")
 2005 You Are So Beautiful (performer: "Quand il est mort le poète" (1963)) / (writer: "Quand il est mort le poète" (1963))
 2005 Romance & Cigarettes (writer: "It Must Be Him")
 2004 La chanson de l'année (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.1 (2004) ... (writer: "Qui a volé l'orange ?")
 2004 Podium (performer: "Nathalie")
 2003 Wonderland (writer: "Love on the Rocks" (1980) - as Gilbert Becaud)
 2002 And Now... Ladies and Gentlemen... (writer: "What Now My Love")
 2001 Saving Silverman (writer: "Love On The Rocks" - as Gilbert Becaud)
 1999 It Came from the Sky (TV Movie) (writer: "Let It Be Me")
 1999 Dropouts (writer: "It Must Be Him")
 1997 Same Old Song (performer: "Nathalie") / (writer: "Nathalie")
 1997 Afterglow (performer: "Et Maintenant" ("What Now My Love")) / (writer: "Et Maintenant" ("What Now My Love"))
 1997 Donnie Brasco (writer: "Love On the Rocks" (1980))
 1995 Flora (Short) (writer: "Et Maintenant")
 1995 Let It Be Me (music: "Let It Be Me")
 1995 1995 VH1 Honors (TV Movie) (writer: "Let It Be Me")
 1995 Bye Bye Love (writer: "Let It Be Me")
 1994 Le voleur et la menteuse (writer: "Je t'ai dans la peau")
 1993 Mystery Science Theater 3000 (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- Gunslinger (1993) ... (music: "It Must Be Him" - uncredited)
 1992 Léolo (writer: "L'orange")
 1991 Seryy Volk end Krasnaya Shapochka (Short) (writer: "La marche de Babette")
 1989 Quantum Leap (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Camikazi Kid - June 6, 1961 (1989) ... (writer: "Let It Be Me" - uncredited)
 1988 Neil Diamond: Greatest Hits Live (Video documentary) (writer: "September Morn")
 1988 Buster (writer: "Let It Be Me")
 1988 Dolly (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.15 (1988) ... (music: "Let It Be Me")
 1988 Designing Women (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Second Time Around (1988) ... ("It Must Be Him (Seul Sur Son Étoile)")
 1987 Moonstruck (writer: "It Must Be Him")
 1986 The Color of Money (music: "The Day The Rains Came")
 1986/II The Frog Prince (writer: "Let It Be Me")
 1984 Arena (TV Series documentary) (music - 1 episode)
- The Everly Brothers: Songs of Innocence and Experience (1984) ... (music: "Let It Be Me (Live at the Royal Albert Hall)" - uncredited)
 1984 Knight Rider (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Let It Be Me (1984) ... (writer: "Let It Be Me")
 1983 Le Bal (writer: "Et maintenant")
 1980 The Jazz Singer (lyrics: "Love on the Rocks", "On the Robert E. Lee", "Summerlove", "Hey Louise", "Songs of Life") / (music: "Love on the Rocks", "On the Robert E. Lee", "Summerlove", "Hey Louise", "Songs of Life")
 1980 Vrijdag (writer: "Let it be Me")
 1979 Claude Francois: The Film of His Life (Documentary) (writer: "La solitude ça n'éxiste pas", "Et maintenant", "Quand tu danses")
 1979 Série noire (writer: "Le jour ou la pluie viendra")
 1977 The Sonny and Cher Show (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #2.15 (1977) ... (writer: "Let It Be Me/Bring It On Home To Me")
 1976 The Muppet Show (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Candice Bergen (1976) ... (writer: "What Now My Love?")
 1976 Dolly (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.14 ... (music: "Let It Be Me")
 1974 Stardust (writer: "Let It Be Me" - uncredited)
 1974 And Now My Love (performer: "Dites moi pourquoi je l'aime", "L'orange", "Si, si si, la vie est belle", "Chante", "Dimanche à Orly", "Galiée", "Et maintenant") / (writer: "Dites moi pourquoi je l'aime", "Galiée", "Et maintenant")
 1973 Owen Marshall, Counselor at Law (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Prowler (1973) ... (writer: "Let It Be Me" - uncredited)
 1973 Elvis: Aloha from Hawaii (TV Special documentary) (writer: "What Now My Love")
 1973 Elvis: Aloha from Hawaii - Rehearsal Concert (TV Movie) (lyrics: "What Now My Love")
 1971 Boboquivari (TV Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode)
- Roberta Flack (1971) ... (writer: "Let it Be Me")
 1971 Flip (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.16 (1971) ... (writer: "Let It Be Me")
 1970 Soul! (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 5 March 1970 (1970) ... (writer: "Let It Be Me")
 1968 Un nuevo modo de amar (writer: "Et maintenant")
 1967 Frank Sinatra: A Man and His Music + Ella + Jobim (TV Special) (music: "What Now My Love?" - uncredited)
 1967 Center Stage (TV Mini-Series) (music - 1 episode)
- The Barbara McNair and Duke Ellington Special (1967) ... (music: "What Now My Love")
 1966 Un paso al frente (Short) (writer: "Mare douloureuse")
  The Danny Kaye Show (TV Series) (music - 1 episode, 1966) (performer - 1 episode, 1966)
- Episode #4.15 (1966) ... (music: "What Now My Love") / (performer: "What Now My Love")
 1966 The Go!! Show (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.107 (1966) ... (writer: "Let It Be Me")
 1965 I Knew Her Well ("Toi") / (performer: "More", "Toi")
 1965 Bandstand (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 16 October 1965 (1965) ... (writer: "What Now My Love")
 1964-1965 Shindig! (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Episode #1.50 (1965) ... (writer: "What Now My Love")
- Episode #1.5 (1964) ... (writer: "Let It Be Me")
 1965 Perdóname mi vida (writer: "Te Esperare" - as Gilbert Becaud)
 1964 The Jack Paar Program (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- Episode #3.11 (1964) ... (music: "What Now, My Love?")
 1964 Age tendre et tête de bois (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 13 May 1964 (1964) ... (performer: "Nathalie", "Âge tendre et tête de bois")
 1963 The Sicilians (writer: "C'était moi")
 1961 Perry Como's Kraft Music Hall (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- Episode #13.29 (1961) ... (music: "The Day the Rains Came" - uncredited)
 1959 The Day It Rained (writer: "Am Tag, als der Regen kam" - uncredited)
 1958 A Bullet in the Gun Barrel (writer: "Si je pouvais revivre un jour ma vie", "Viens danser")
 1957 Casino de Paris (music: "La machine à écrire", "Square Séverine", "Le Magicien", "Incroyablement") / (performer: "La machine à écrire", "Square Séverine", "Le Magicien", "Incroyablement")
 1957 L'amour descend du ciel (writer: "Alors, raconte...")
 1957 Une gosse sensass' (writer: "C'est merveilleux l'amour")
 1956 ...And God Created Woman ("Mon coeur éclate") / (music: "Mon coeur éclate")
 1956 La vie est belle (writer: "Si, si, si, la vie est belle")
 1953 Boum sur Paris (writer: "Je t'ai dans la peau")
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