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YVETTE GIRAUD

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Yvette Giraud (born 16 September 1916) is a French singer, born in Paris. She started singing in 1946 with “Mademoiselle Hortensia” ou La Danseuse est Créole.

She has written with her husband, former Compagnon de la Chanson Marc Herrand, an autobiographical book in 2005 by Editions du Signe in Strasbourg, about how she became internationally famous:

Yvette Giraud is well known in Japan, where she sang for a long time, responding to the audience expectations since her first visit in 1955. On 14 February 1995 she received from the hands of His Imperial Majesty Japan a reward: the Order of the Precious Wistaria Crown. She then received the Commandeur des Arts et des Lettres distinction from the French Minister of Culture