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Jacques Brel

Jacques Romain Georges Brel (8 April 1929 – 9 October 1978) was a Belgian singer, songwriter, poet, actor and director who composed and performed literate, thoughtful, and theatrical songs that generated a large, devoted following—initially in Belgium and France, later throughout the world. He is considered a master of the modern chanson. Although he recorded most of his songs in French and occasionally in Dutch, he became an influence on English-speaking songwriters and performers, such as Scott Walker, David Bowie, Alex Harvey, Marc Almond and Rod McKuen. English translations of his songs were recorded by many performers, including: Bowie; Walker, Ray Charles; Judy Collins; John Denver; The Kingston Trio; Nina Simone; Shirley Bassey; Frank Sinatra and Andy Williams. Brel was a successful actor, appearing in 10 films. He directed two films, one of which, Le Far West, was nominated for the Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival in 1973. Having sold over 25 million records worldwide, Brel is the third best-selling Belgian recording artist of all time. Brel married Thérèse "Miche" Michielsen in 1950, and the couple had three children. He also had a romantic relationship with actress and dancer Maddly Bamy from 1972 until his death in 1978. ... Source: Article "Jacques Brel" from Wikipedia in english, licensed under CC-BY-SA 3.0.

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Apr 8, 1929 In Schaerbeek, Brussels, Belgium
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the series Discorama 1959-02-04
Latest Project:
Movie Jacques Brel à Knokke-le-Zoute, 1963 2019-11-10
Known For
Poster of Le Brio
Poster of Scott Walker: 30 Century Man
Poster of Samedi soir
Poster of Discorama
Movie Jacques Brel à Knokke-le-Zoute, 1963 Jacques Brel 2019-11-10
Movie Lino Ventura, la part intime Himself (archive footage) 2018-02-04
Movie Jacques Brel, fou de vivre Himself (archive footage) 2017-02-03
Movie Le Brio Self (archive footage) 2017-11-22
Movie La folle histoire de François Pignon - De La chèvre au Dîner de cons Unknown 2015-01-24
Movie Brel à Knokke Himself 2008-09-15
Movie Scott Walker: 30 Century Man Himself 2007-04-27
Movie Jacques Brel - Comme quand on était beau Himself 2004-11-04
Movie Brel, un cri Himself 1985-01-01
Movie Brel Himself 1982-04-17
Series Champs-Elysées Unknown 1982-01-16
Movie Jacques Brel Is Alive and Well and Living in Paris Himself 1975-01-27
Movie Far West Unknown 1973-05-31
Movie A Pain in the Ass François Pignon 1973-09-20
Movie Franz Léon 1972-02-07
Series Midi Trente Self 1972-03-06
Movie Money Money Money Jacques 1972-05-04
Movie The Bar at the Crossing Van Horst 1972-08-23
Series Samedi soir self 1971-01-09
Movie Law Breakers Bernard Level 1971-05-07
Movie Mont-Dragon Georges Dormond - un aspirant dégradé 1970-12-16
Movie My Uncle Benjamin Benjamin Rathery 1969-11-28
Series Unsere kleine Show Self 1969-04-14
Movie Bonnot's Gang Raymond la Science 1968-11-01
Movie Risky Business Jean Doucet 1967-12-21
Movie Jacques Brel - Les Adieux à l'Olympia Himself 1966-06-23
Movie Petit Jour Self 1962-01-01
Series Discorama Self 1959-02-04