I've been in love before, I think? But since having seen and heard Dalida I'm completely besotted by her. She was born in Cairo to Italian parents from a musical background, and they had Dalida taking singing lessons as soon as she could burp. She came to France as an actress but found most success on stage singing. Her life was even more tragic than mine, her estranged husband shot himself, and her last two lovers also died at their own hands. I had a lucky escape. She died of an overdose this day, May 3rd 1987. Maybe it's as well she was before my time?
These are some of the films that she appeared in.
Joseph and his brothers - with Omar Sharif
The mask of Toutankhamon
A glass and a cigarette
Stranger in paradise
Rapt au deuxième bureau
Parlez moi d'amour - (1960)
Ménage à l'Italienne - (1964)
L'inconnue de Hong Kong - with Serge Gainsbourg
The Sixth Day - (1986) - Youssef Chahine
Some of her hit songs:
Today at her magnificent grave scores of her loyal fans came to pay homage to this sadly missed beautiful woman who had the voice of an angel. My adventures thru the lens tours bring me to Montmartre and Dalida's grave almost weekly, and it is always touching to see so many people who bring flowers and keep Dalida's memory alive in their hearts and minds.
Authored Kevin: Adventure thru Lens in Paris