Brel, Jacques
(1929-1978)
   Jacques Brel was born into a French-speaking family in Schaerbeek at avenue du Diamant 138 on 8 April 1929. A singer, song writer, actor, director, and poet, Brel rose to fame in the 1950s in Paris. He was a passionate singer whose songs paint powerful images drawn from everyday life. His evocations of Belgium were tender, if not always complimentary. He died at Ro-bigny, near Paris, on 9 October 1978. The Fondation Brel (Brel Foundation) celebrates his life in hosting thematic exhibits of his works. A station on the metro is named for him.
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  • Brel, Jacques — (April 8, 1929, Schaerbeek, Brus­sels, Belgium October 9, 1978, Bobigny, Seine Saint Denis, France)    Of Flemish descent, he was the son of the co owner of a cardboard factory. One of the most talented French speaking songwriter singers, he… …   Encyclopedia of French film directors

  • Brel, Jacques — ► (1929 78) Cantante, compositor y poeta belga. Sus canciones, poéticas, tienen una notable carga irónica, como Ne me quitte pas y Amsterdam, entre otras. * * * (8 abr. 1929, Bruselas, Bélgica–9 oct. 1978, Bobigny, cerca de París, Francia).… …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • Brel, Jacques — born April 8, 1929, Brussels, Belg. died Oct. 9, 1978, Bobigny, near Paris, France Belgian singer and songwriter. He began his career singing in French cafés. His songs, frequently sharply satirical and often implicitly religious, became hugely… …   Universalium

  • Brel, Jacques — • БРЕЛЬ (Brel) Жак (8.4.1929 8.10.1978)    бельг., певец, композитор, актёр, режиссёр. Дебютировал во франц. ф. реж. А. Кайата Профессиональный риск (1967) в роли учителя, борющегося против несправедливого обвинения его в аморальном поступке.… …   Кино: Энциклопедический словарь

  • Brel — Brel, Jacques …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • Brel — Jacques Brel Pour les articles homonymes, voir Brel (homonymie). Jacques Brel Nom …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Jacques Brel — en 1955 Datos generales Nacimiento 8 de abril de 1929, en Schaerbeek …   Wikipedia Español

  • Jacques Brel et ses chansons — et le premier album de Jacques Brel, il sort en 1955. Les titres La liste des titres est établie d après l édition CD fac similé de 2003, (avec chansons en bonus) No Titre …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Jacques Brel 67 — est le 9e album de Jacques Brel, il sort en 1967. Liste des titres La liste des titres est établie d après l édition CD fac similé de 2003, (avec chanson en bonus). No Titre …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Jacques Brel (metro de Bruxelles) — Jacques Brel (métro de Bruxelles) 50°50′42″N 4°19′07″E / 50.845, 4.31861 …   Wikipédia en Français

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