Irène de Trébert (1921-1996)
During the period of the Occupation, american musicals were forbidden in France. Irène de Trébert being the only french actress able to act, sing and dance, she made several musicals, associated with swing music, which wasn’t exactly Nazis’s favorite kind of music… She became an icon of the Zazou community (young people who openly didn’t give a shit about the Nazi occupation; if you don’t know them, fix this quickly :-))
And let’s not forget to mention that she’s Michel Legrand’s mother, the man behind Jacques Demy’s soundtracks, entre autres.
I think she deserves a little tribute ;-)
One of my favorite things I ever saw or heard…