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Philippe Clay
Birth: Mar. 7, 1927
Death: Dec. 13, 2007

Singer, Actor. Considered one of the best known French entertainers, he joined the French National Conservatory of Dramatic Arts at the end of the Second World War. He then began his career as a cabaret singer and in 1954, he released his first album. In 1957, he performed for the first time in the Olympia theater. Clay won fame for his performances of songs by Charles Aznavour, Boris Vian, Serge Gainsbourg and Léo Ferré. His tall and slim silhouette was remembered for his role in the Richard Quine's film "Bell, Book and Candle" (1958), where played the French Singer at the Zodiac Club. Clay often performed in dark and disturbing roles for a large part of the great classics of French cinema such as Jean Renoir's "French Cancan" (1954), "Notre Dame de Paris" (1956) and "Women Disappear" (1958). His last film was "Là-haut" released in 2004. On stage, he also played many classical roles, as in "The Merchant of Venice," "The Barber of Seville" (1982) and "L'Aiglon." He died in Paris from a cardiac arrest. (bio by: José L Bernabé Tronchoni) 
Cremated, Location of ashes is unknown.
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: José L Bernabé Tronchoni
Record added: Dec 14, 2007
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Philippe Clay
Added by: José L Bernabé Tronchoni
Philippe Clay
Added by: José L Bernabé Tronchoni
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