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Overview (4)

Date of Birth 1 February 1939Ismailia, Egypt
Date of Death 11 March 1978Paris, France  (electrocution)
Nicknames Cloclo
François Dumoulin
Height 5' 7" (1.7 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Claude François was born on February 1, 1939 in Ismailia, Egypt. He was married to Janet Woollacoot. He died on March 11, 1978 in Paris, France.

Spouse (1)

Janet Woollacoot (1960 - 1967)

Trade Mark (2)

Claude often danced with dancers held light, the first to have danced undress before the cameras of French television.
Single sequin dress

Trivia (5)

French singer superstar. Extremely maniacal, he died when he decided to change an electric bulb above his bathtub while he was taking a bath on the afternoon of March 11th, 1978.
After a break-up with singer France Gall in 1967, he was very depressed. In order to help, Jacques Revaux, a friend of his, proposed him a little melody. With Revaux and Gilles Thibault, he wrote the lyrics about a failing couple, destroyed by their usual life habits. It was titled "Comme d'habitude". A little time later, the song had an English version: "My Way".
Recorded in France for Philips Record 434.912 BE the US Big Hit by Vaughn Horton: "La ferme du Bonheur"- (Mockin' Bird Hill) in German it was called: (Auf der Alm in Tirol).
Claude François had a secret relationship with singer France Gall.
When Claude photographed naked women for Absolu magazine (the equivalent of Playboy magazine), he signed under the pseudonym François Dumoulin.

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