Yvonne Printemps


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(b Ermont, Seine‐et‐Oise, 1894; d Neuilly‐sur‐Seine, Paris, 1977).

Fr. soprano. Début in revue aged 12. In 1916 joined th. co. run by Sacha Guitry (whom she married 1919). They had worldwide success in plays and opérettes, incl. Hahn's Mozart. After divorce in 1932, she appeared in Noël Coward's Conversation Piece (1934) and Oscar Straus's Les trois valses (1937). Works were written for her by Poulenc and Hahn.

Subjects: Music.

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