Marnay, Eddie

SONGWRITER (ALGERIA)
BORN 18 Dec 1920, Algiers - DIED 3 Jan 2003, Neuilly-sur-Seine, Hauts-de-Seine
REAL NAME Bacri, Edmond David
GRAVE LOCATION Paris: Montmartre Cimetière, 20 Avenue Rachel (division 21)

Eddie Marnay was born as Edmond Bacri. He came from Algeria to Paris in 1937 and worked as a scriptwriter before he became a songwriter. In 1948 he collaborated on "Lovers of Paris" which was performed by Édith Piaf. In 1957 he wrote the title song for Charlie Chaplin's "A King in New York". He wrote the lyrics for "Un Jour, Un Enfant" that was sung by Frida Boccara who won the Eurovision Song Contest with it.

He also wrote for Mireille Mathieu in the 1970s and in the early 1980s he wrote many songs for Céline Dion, at that time a young Canadian singer. He died in 2003 and Céline Dion named her son Eddy after him in 2010.

Related persons
• had work performed by Boccara, Frida
• had work performed by Dalida
• had work performed by Piaf, Édith

Images

The grave of Eddy Marnay at the Cimetière Montmartre, Paris.
Picture by Androom (20 Feb 2016)

 

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Maróczy, Géza

Published: 09 Sep 2018
Last update: 09 Sep 2018