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Alice Bonnefoux Gauthier (Lys Gauty), singer: born Levallois-Perret, France 2 February 1900; married 1925 Gaston Groeuer; died Cap d'Ail 2 January 1994.

LYS GAUTY, the grande dame of the classic chanson, well deserved the tribute of monstre sacre bestowed upon her by Colette, Cocteau and the gilded youth of les annees folles between the two wars. She was indeed a sacred monster off stage - Cocteau called her 'a vulture of virtuosity'. The moment she set foot on a stage, in… read more

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