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Overview (3)

Date of Birth 18 July 1917Cayenne, French Guyana
Date of Death 13 February 2008Paris, France  (aneurysm)
Birth NameHenri Gabriel Salvador

Mini Bio (1)

Henri Salvador got a real chance to aim to fame when he got hired by orchestra leader Ray Ventura after years of cabarets, little jobs and military service. When Ray Ventura and his band went to play in Brazil during World War II, Henri Salvador became popular over there as a singer and funnyman. Back in France after the war ended, Henri Salvador left Ray Ventura behind and started a career of is own. His first record, which included "Clopin-Clopant" and "Maladie d'Amour" (covered by the Ames Brothers as "Mélodie d'Amour") became an instant hit. Salvador, at 83, is still popular after many hits, whether they're humorous songs ("Faut rigoler", "Je peux pas travailler", "Blouse du dentiste", etc.) or sweet ballads ("Le loup, la biche et le chevalier", "Syracuse", "Jardin d'hiver").

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Anonymous

Spouse (3)

Catherine Costa (November 2001 - 13 February 2008) (his death)
Sabine de Ricou (May 1986 - 1995) (divorced)
Jacqueline Garabedian (24 January 1950 - 19 September 1976) (her death)

Trivia (6)

Singer
Was the first singer to sing rock and roll songs in France (under the name Henry Cording)
He is the natural father of Jean-Marie Périer
Has supported Jacques Chirac's 2002 presidential campaign.
Received the French Legion of Honor in 2004.
Brazil honored Salvador with the Order of Cultural Merit, partly for helping create the bossa nova. Salvador himself insisted that Brazilian jazz musician Antonio Carlos invented that musical genre.

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