Brussels, Belgium (1896 – 1930)
Yvonne de Knops' (b. Brussels 1896, d. Genoa 1930), better known by her stage name Yvonne George, was a Belgian singer and feminist comedian.
George started her artistic career on the stage, where she befriended Jean Cocteau, but gravitated especially toward a repertoire of old songs with realist themes.
Paul Franck, director of the Paris Olympia, discovered George in the 1920s in a Brussels cabaret. George debuted at the Olympia in 1922, singer her famous Nous irons à Valparaiso (We… read more
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