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 Anna Marly

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Anna Marly Famous memorial

Original Name
Anna B. Betulinskaya
Birth
Saint Petersburg, Saint Petersburg Federal City, Russia
Death
16 Feb 2006 (aged 88)
Palmer, Matanuska-Susitna Borough, Alaska, USA
Burial
Palmer, Matanuska-Susitna Borough, Alaska, USA
Memorial ID
15550408 View Source

Russian-French Singer. Her father was executed during the Red Terror in Russia before her first birthday. The remaining family fled to France. She worked as a ballet dancer in Monte Carlo and had begun performing her own compositions at the age of 17. In 1940, she fled to London, England with her first husband. One of her songs, "Chant des Partisans" was adopted by the Free French resistance to replace "La Marseillaise" which had been banned by the Nazi Party. It became the new anthem of the resistance both in France and England. She also was a member of the Entertainments National Service Association which gave her an opportunity to showcase her music to Allied forces. After the war, she toured Europe, Africa and America. She penned "A Song in Triple Time" for Edith Piaf. Another composition, "The Partisan" was recorded both by Leonard Cohen in 1969 and Joan Baez in 1972. She moved to the United States living in Pennsylvania before moving to New York and finally Alaska after the death of her second husband. She was the author of over 300 songs in five languages, a poetry collection and her autobiography entitled "The Singer of Freedom." Marly was named a chevalier of the Legion of Honor in 1985 in honor of her song "Chant des Partisans.

Russian-French Singer. Her father was executed during the Red Terror in Russia before her first birthday. The remaining family fled to France. She worked as a ballet dancer in Monte Carlo and had begun performing her own compositions at the age of 17. In 1940, she fled to London, England with her first husband. One of her songs, "Chant des Partisans" was adopted by the Free French resistance to replace "La Marseillaise" which had been banned by the Nazi Party. It became the new anthem of the resistance both in France and England. She also was a member of the Entertainments National Service Association which gave her an opportunity to showcase her music to Allied forces. After the war, she toured Europe, Africa and America. She penned "A Song in Triple Time" for Edith Piaf. Another composition, "The Partisan" was recorded both by Leonard Cohen in 1969 and Joan Baez in 1972. She moved to the United States living in Pennsylvania before moving to New York and finally Alaska after the death of her second husband. She was the author of over 300 songs in five languages, a poetry collection and her autobiography entitled "The Singer of Freedom." Marly was named a chevalier of the Legion of Honor in 1985 in honor of her song "Chant des Partisans.

Bio by: Winter Birds PA


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Composer - Singer
"She made her talent into a weapon for France."
----General Charles DeGaulle


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  • Maintained by: Find a Grave
  • Added: 29 Aug 2006
  • Find a Grave Memorial ID: 15550408
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/15550408/anna-marly: accessed ), memorial page for Anna Marly (30 Oct 1917–16 Feb 2006), Find a Grave Memorial ID 15550408, citing Pioneer Cemetery, Palmer, Matanuska-Susitna Borough, Alaska, USA; Maintained by Find a Grave.