Eddy Marnay

Eddy Marnay
Born 18 December 1920
Algiers, Algeria
Origin French Algeria
Died 3 January 2003 (aged 82)
New York City, New York
Genres Various
Occupations Songwriter, singer
Years active 1940s–2003
Associated acts Edith Piaf, Frida Boccara, Céline Dion

Eddy Marnay, the professional name of Edmond Bacri, (Algiers, 18 December 1920 3 January 2003), was a French songwriter. In his career, he wrote more than 4000 songs, including works for Édith Piaf, Frida Boccara and Céline Dion. He was joint winner, as lyricist, of the Eurovision Song Contest in 1969 for Un Jour, Un Enfant, sung by Frida Boccara.[1] He also wrote the title song for Charlie Chaplin's 1957 film A King in New York.

Céline Dion named one of her sons after him in 2010.


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