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Fréhel (1891–1951)

Fréhel was born on July 13, 1891 in Paris, Ile-de-France, France as Marguerite Boulc'h. She was an actress, known for Amélie (2001), The Story of a Cheat (1936) and Pépé le Moko (1937). She was married to Georges Boettgen and Edouard Hollard. She died on February 3, 1951 in Paris. See full bio »

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Amélie Soundtrack
The Story of a Cheat
The Story of a Cheat La chanteuse / Redhead (singer)
Pépé le Moko
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 1950 A Man Walks in the City
La femme de Buck
 1949 Maya
Notre Mère (as Frehel)
 1947 L'homme traqué
La mère Tout le Monde
 1941 L'enfer des anges
La femme Sulpice
 1939 Nightclub Hostess
La chanteuse
 1939 Berlingot and Company
Bohémia, la voyante (as Frehel)
 1939 Une java
La patronne du bar
 1938 Sirocco
 1938 Street Without Joy
Henriette (as Frehel)
 1938 Bouquets from Nicholas
 1938 The Puritan (as Frehel)
 1937 Gigolette
La chanteuse
 1937 Pépé le Moko
 1936 The Story of a Cheat
La chanteuse / Redhead (singer)
 1934 Amok
La chanteuse (as Frehel)
 1934 Street Without a Name
La Méhoul
 1932 Lilac
La Douleur
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French music hall entertainer, who sang in sidewalk cafés by the age of five and was an early paramour of Maurice Chevalier. She initially used the stage name "Pervenche". Frehel had a famously self-destructive nature and died an alcoholic and drug addict in abject poverty. See more »

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