Edith 'Little Sparrow' Piaf

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Édith Piaf (by Zandra McBryant) Édith Piaf was, on the outside, a French singer; she was a national diva and one of the greatest international star. She did not start out that way, her mother was a singer with poor maternal instincts. Her father came back from war and took her away from her mother and thrusting her upon his mother, who owned a brothel. He was gone and to train to be an acrobat. Édith came down with an infection in her cornea's causing her to go blind for a few months, she was forced to wear a mask over her eyes. Édith became like a child to a woman in the brothel called Titine. A few years later Édith's father came to get here forcing her away from Titine. When he was in no shape to take on the care of a child, he was a drunk. He left the circus to be a solo act, bringing along Édith into his failing mix. His act was mere nothing without the circus and he one day forced his daughter to do something, she choose to sing. This started her to sing on the streets, where her career would take off; only upon meeting Louis Leplée. He persuaded her to sing in his club and dubbed her "The Little Sparrow". During her singing career at Leplée's she collaborated with a well known composer, Marguerite Monnot. He would grow to be her favorite composer she would work with. Her career was lifting and it didn't seem like anything could bring her down, except the death of her Papa Leplée. Leplée was murdered on the 6th of April in 1936, Piaf was questioned and accused as an accessory to this crime, but upon further investigation, acquitted. His was murdered by mobsters with previous ties to Piaf, with this negative media; her career was beginning to be threatened. Édith was on a hard road down and the only person to save her career would be Raymond Asso. He taught her to move her hands and to stand taller, he gave her knowledge of the 'little black dress'.…...

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