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 Joe Dassin

Joe Dassin

Original Name Joseph Ira
Birth
Brooklyn, Kings County (Brooklyn), New York, USA
Death 20 Aug 1980 (aged 41)
Papeete, Windward Islands, French Polynesia
Burial Hollywood, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Plot Grave 79, Row 1, Sec 14
Memorial ID 3671 · View Source
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Musician. Born to American film director Jules Dassin, he was one of France's most popular singers during the mid 1960s and 1970s. Early in his career he was an actor with supporting roles in movies such as “The Law” (1959) and “Topkapi” (1964). Moving to France, he turned his interest to music and recorded his first song "Bip-Bip" (1965), followed by the successful hit "Les Dalton" (1968). From then on, he recorded hit after hit and was the first French singer to sign up with an American record label. He became immensely popular, recording songs in French, Greek, German, Spanish, Italian and English. He died at age 41.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Added: 12 Oct 1998
  • Find A Grave Memorial 3671
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Joe Dassin (5 Nov 1938–20 Aug 1980), Find A Grave Memorial no. 3671, citing Hollywood Forever Cemetery, Hollywood, Los Angeles County, California, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .