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Johnny Hallyday

Singer/actor

Born - 15 June 1943, Paris, France
Died - 6 December 2017

Tall, corn-haired pop idol, dubbed 'the French Elvis Presley', and with Gallic good looks somewhere between Presley and Jean-Paul Belmondo. Born Jean-Philippe Smet, he also had a sporadic acting career in movies, initially as a boy, then teenager: The Fiends/Diabolique (1955), Les Parisiennes (1961), Cherchez l'Idole (1964), Les Poneyettes (1967), Malpertuis (1971), Animal (1977), Le Jour se Leve (1981), Detective (1985), Terminus (1987), The Iron Triangle (1989), La Gamine (1992), Pourquoi Pas Moi? (1998), Man on the Train (2002), Quartier VIP (2005), The Pink Panther 2 (2009), Salaud, On t'Aime (2104) and Chacun Sa Vie (2017), his last. He died from lung cancer. Actress Sylvie Vartan was the first of his five (one married twice) wives.