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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 »

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(age 74) in Paris, France

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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 1 nomination. See more awards »

Known For

Moonstruck Soundtrack
(1987)
The Jazz Singer Soundtrack
(1980)
Flipped Soundtrack
(2010)
Saving Silverman Soundtrack
(2001)

Filmography

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 2017 Mr & Mme Adelman (lyrics: "Je reviens te chercher") / (music: "Je reviens te chercher") / (performer: "Je reviens te chercher")
 2016 Acció política (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.20 (2016) ... (music: "What now my Love ?" (Et Maintenant))
  Au service de la France (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2015) (writer - 1 episode, 2015)
- Le Code Taupe (2015) ... (performer: "Mes mains") / (writer: "Mes mains")
 2015 Chevalier (writer: "Let It Be Me")
 2014 Henri Henri (performer: "Je reviens te chercher") / (writer: "Je reviens te chercher")
 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")
 2012 Populaire (performer: "La Machine à Écrire") / (writer: "La Machine à Écrire")
 2012 Alexandra - Stimme der Sehnsucht: Der rätselhafte Tod eines Stars (TV Movie documentary) (performer: "Nathalie" - uncredited) / (writer: "Nathalie" - uncredited)
 2011 Les Lyonnais ("JE REVIENS TE CHERCHER") / (writer: "JE REVIENS TE CHERCHER")
 2011 George Harrison: Living in the Material World (Documentary) (writer: "Let It Be Me")
 2011 Fredin vieraana (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #2.3 (2011) ... (writer: "Se oli silloin" (Je t appartiens))
 2010/I Flipped (writer: "Let It Be Me")
 2009 BBC Electric Proms (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- Dame Shirley Bassey (2009) ... (music: "What now my Love ?" (Et Maintenant))
 2009 Elvis: Love Me Tender - The Love Songs (Video documentary) (music: "What now my Love ?" (Et Maintenant))
 2009 Neil Diamond: Hot August Night/NYC (TV Movie documentary) ("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) (music - 1 episode, 2008) (performer - 1 episode, 2008)
- Episode #3.12 (2008) ... (music: "Et Maintenant") / (performer: "Et Maintenant")
 2007 Opry Video Classics: Duets (Video) (writer: "Let It Be Me")
 2006 Mon fils à moi (music: "Je reviens te chercher") / (performer: "Je reviens te chercher")
 2006 Aloha from Sweden (Video) (music: "What now my Love ?" (Et Maintenant))
 2006 How to Go Out on a Date in Queens (music: "What now my Love ?" (Et Maintenant))
 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 Je vous trouve très beau (performer: "Quand il est mort le poète") / (writer: "Quand il est mort le poète")
 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))
 2003 Piaf: Her Story, Her Songs (Documentary) (music: "Elle a Dit")
 2002 And Now... Ladies and Gentlemen... (music: "What now my Love ?" (Et Maintenant))
 2001 Lauzon Lauzone (Documentary) (lyrics: "L'Orange") / (performer: "L'Orange")
 2001 Saving Silverman (writer: "Love On The Rocks")
 1980-2000 Top of the Pops (TV Series) (writer - 3 episodes)
- Episode dated 21 January 2000 (2000) ... (writer: "Let It Be Me")
- Episode dated 4 December 1980 (1980) ... (writer: "Love on the Rocks")
- Episode dated 6 November 1980 (1980) ... (writer: "Love on the Rocks")
 1999 It Came from the Sky (TV Movie) (writer: "Let It Be Me")
 1999 Dropouts (writer: "It Must Be Him")
 1990-1998 Stars in Their Eyes (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Episode #9.12 (1998) ... (writer: "It Must Be Him")
- Episode #1.4 (1990) ... (writer: "Love on the Rocks")
 1997 Same Old Song (performer: "Nathalie") / (writer: "Nathalie")
 1997 Afterglow (music: "Et Maintenant") / (performer: "Et Maintenant")
 1997 Donnie Brasco (writer: "Love On the Rocks" (1980))
 1995 Flora (Short) (music: "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 (music: "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 (lyrics: "L'Orange") / (performer: "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" (Le Jour où la Pluie Viendra))
 1985 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 (music: "Et Maintenant")
 1983 Edith and Marcel (music: "Je t'ai dans la Peau")
 1981 Lola (music: "Am Tag Als Der Regen Kam" (Le Jour où la Pluie Viendra))
 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 François - le film de sa vie (Documentary) (music: "Et Maintenant") / (writer: "La solitude ça n'éxiste pas", "Quand tu danses")
 1979 Série noire (music: "Le Jour où 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 Kabaret U dobré pohody (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- Kabaret U Dobré pohody c.12 (1976) ... (music: "Sám pod svou hvezdou (Seul Sous Son Etoile)")
 1976 The Muppet Show (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- Candice Bergen (1976) ... (music: "What now my Love ?" (Et Maintenant) - uncredited)
 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 (music: "Et Maintenant") / (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")
 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) (music: "What now my Love ?" (Et Maintenant))
 1973 Elvis: Aloha from Hawaii - Rehearsal Concert (TV Movie) (music: "What now my Love ?" (Et Maintenant))
 1972 Cadet Rousselle (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 11 January 1972 (1972) ... (performer: "La Chanson du Maçon")
 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 (music: "Et Maintenant")
  Bandstand (TV Series) (music - 2 episodes, 1965 - 1966) (writer - 1 episode, 1967)
- The Shadows Special (1967) ... (writer: "Let It Be Me")
- Episode dated 2 April 1966 (1966) ... (music: "What Now My Love?")
- Episode dated 16 October 1965 (1965) ... (music: "What now my Love ?" (Et Maintenant))
 1967 Frank Sinatra: A Man and His Music + Ella + Jobim (TV Special) (music: "What now my Love ?" (Et Maintenant))
 1967 Center Stage (TV Mini-Series) (music - 1 episode)
- The Barbara McNair and Duke Ellington Special (1967) ... (music: "What now my Love ?" (Et Maintenant))
 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 ?" (Et Maintenant)) / (performer: "What now my Love ?" (Et Maintenant))
 1966 The Go!! Show (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.107 (1966) ... (writer: "Let It Be Me")
 1966 Today (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 5 September 1966 (1966) ... (writer: "Et maintenant (What Now, My Love)")
 1965 I Knew Her Well (performer: "More", "Toi") / (writer: "Toi")
  Shindig! (TV Series) (music - 1 episode, 1965) (writer - 1 episode, 1964)
- Episode #1.50 (1965) ... (music: "What now my Love ?" (Et Maintenant))
- Episode #1.5 (1964) ... (writer: "Let It Be Me")
 1965 Perdóname mi vida (writer: "Te Esperare")
 1964 The Sicilians ("C'Etait Moi")
 1964 The Jack Paar Program (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- Episode #3.11 (1964) ... (music: "What now my Love ?" (Et Maintenant))
 1956-1964 Rendez-vous avec... (TV Series) (music - 2 episodes)
- Les Djinns (1964) ... (music: "Le Bateau Blanc")
- Lucien Jeunesse (1956) ... (music: "Le Monde est Gentil")
 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 Je connais une blonde (TV Movie) (music: "Viens")
  La grande farandole (TV Series) (music - 1 episode, 1962) (performer - 1 episode, 1962)
- Episode dated 31 December 1962 (1962) ... (music: "Je t'attends") / (performer: "De l'autre côté de la rivière", "Je t'attends")
  Toute la Chanson (TV Series) (music - 2 episodes, 1960 - 1962) (performer - 1 episode, 1960)
- Episode dated 8 October 1962 (1962) ... (music: "Viens Danser")
- Episode dated 30 May 1960 (1960) ... (music: "Les petits lapins", "L'absent") / (performer: "L'absent")
 1961 Perry Como's Kraft Music Hall (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- Episode #13.29 (1961) ... (music: "The Day the Rains Came (Le Jour où la Pluie Viendra)" - uncredited)
 1959 The Day It Rained (writer: "Am Tag, als der Regen kam" - uncredited)
 1959 Mädchen für die Mambo-Bar (music: "Am Tag als der Regen kam")
 1959 Croquemitoufle (performer: "Croquemitoufle") / (writer: "Croquemitoufle")
 1959 Les joies de la vie (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- Jean Raymond (1959) ... (music: "Croquemitoufle")
 1958 A Bullet in the Gun Barrel (writer: "Si je pouvais revivre un jour ma vie", "Viens danser")
  Cabaret du soir (TV Series) (music - 1 episode, 1958) (performer - 1 episode, 1958)
- Episode dated 28 June 1958 (1958) ... (music: "Viens danser", "Le mur", "Alléluia", "Si je pouvais revivre un jour ma vie") / (performer: "Viens danser", "Le mur", "Alléluia", "Si je pouvais revivre un jour ma vie")
 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")
 1957 Rendez-vous avec Maurice Chevalier n°3 (Short) (music: "Je Veux te Dire Adieu", "Laissez Faire, Laissez Dire") / (performer: "Je Veux te Dire Adieu", "Laissez Faire, Laissez Dire")
 1956 Trente-Six Chandelles (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 15 October 1956 (1956) ... (performer: "La vie est belle")
 1956 La vie est belle (writer: "Si, si, si, la vie est belle")
 1953 Boum sur Paris (music: "Je t'ai dans la Peau")
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Other Works:

(December 5 to 29, 1974) He was composer for the musical, "Becaud Tonight!," in a world premiere musical production at the Studio Arena Theatre, 681 Main Street, Buffalo, New York with Tammy Grimes in the cast. Jose Quintero was director. See more »

Publicity Listings:

2 Articles | 1 Pictorial | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

Alternate Names:

Gilbert Bécaud und Ballett | Gilbert Becaud
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Trivia:

Father of Gaya Bécaud, Philippe Bécaud and Anne Bécaud with Monique Nicolas. See more »

Nickname:

Mr. 100,000 Volts

Star Sign:

Scorpio

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