BORN 29 Oct 1940, Casablanca - DIED 8 Aug 1996, Paris|
BIRTH NAME Boccara, Danielle Frida Hélène
CAUSE OF DEATH pulmonary infection
GRAVE LOCATION Bagneux, Hauts-de-Seine: Cimetière Parisien, 45 Avenue Marx Dormoy (division 63, ligne 1, tombe 4, Jewish section)
Frida Boccara was born into a Jewish family of Italian origin in Casablanca. She moved to Paris when she was eighteen and there she became a singer. With the help of the singer Mireille she performed at music halls and she started recording. In 1964 she submitted "Autrefois to the French" to the panel for the Eurovision Song Contest, but it was only five years later that she represented France in Madrid with "Un jour, un enfant", sharing first place.
Most of her songs were written by Eddie Marnay, but she perpormed songs by other as well. She had many hits during the 1960s and the 1970s. In the 1970s her son Tristan was born and he became a singer as well. In 1980 and 1981 she submitted songs for the Eurovision Song Contest again, but she wasn't selected on both occasions.
performed work of Marnay, Eddie