1920 to 1950
July 13, 1891 in Paris
February 3, 1951
Paris, Île-de-France, France
Fréhel, born Marguerite Boulc'h on July 14, 1891 - died February 3, 1951, was a French singer and actress. Born in Paris, France to a poor and dysfunctional family, Marguerite Boulc'h was a child left to a life on the streets in the dark side of Paris. In her teens she got a break when she met one of the female music-hall performers who heard her sing and introduced her to show business promoters. She began performing under the stage name "Pervenche" and soon met and married Robert Hollard, a performer who used the nom de guerre "Roberty." Alcohol entered her life at an early age and her drinking became a problem for her husband.
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