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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • Piaf, Edith Originally Edith Giovanna Gassion. 1915-1963. French cabaret singer. Her best-remembered songs include La Vie en rose and Non, je ne regrette rien.

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  • n. French cabaret singer (1915-1963)

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  • Scott Macaulay meets Marion Cotillard, whose outstanding performance as Edith Piaf is the single saving grace of La Vie en Rose.

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  • The women in Piaf's life register much more strongly than do the men, with Seigneur and Testud particularly vital.

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  • This award for French star Marion Cotillard’s embodiment of Edith Piaf is as well deserved as Daniel Day-Lewis’ for his groundbreaking performance as Daniel Plainview.

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  • Wilentz actually compares her to Piaf, which is simply ludicrous -- Ms. Boyle hits the notes all at one volume and smiles most of the way through her sad song, making a single repeated arm gesture.

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  • And you get to hear lots and lots of vintage Piaf, which is a very good thing indeed.

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  • The restaurant, called Piaf, is draped in lush reds and shimmering gold leaf.

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  • Her one-woman shows are titled Piaf: La Vie l'Amour and If I Were Me.

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  • "Promises, Promises" helmer Rob Ashford will direct "Merrily We Roll Along," with a cast including Daniel Evans ( "Sunday in the Park with George"), while Jamie Lloyd ( "Piaf") directs

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  • Edith Piaf in "Piaf" and had a triumphant debut on Broadway in 1996 as Norma Desmond in "Sunset Boulevard," signed copies of her autobiography, "Memories," on Wednesday, September 22, at the Barnes & Noble Lincoln

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  • Beersheba Theater of "Piaf," a play about the life of the French chanteuse Edith Piaf, said

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