Ruth Hirschman produced and narrated this biography of French singer Edith Piaf (1915 - 1963). The documentary moves from her difficult childhood in a working-class neighborhood in Paris, her rise to fame and stardom, her relationship with the boxer Marcel Cerdan, her struggle with drug addiction, and her early death at the age of 47 from liver cancer. Features clips of many of her songs.
This recording has been digitally preserved as part of Pacifica's American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982 grant preservation project, and is available for research and reference . Please contact the archives via telephone: 818-506-1077 or email: americanwomen at pacificaradioarchives dot org for information on how to obtain a copy of this program. Thank you.