Enrico Macias

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Birthday
11, 1938
Birthplace
Constantine, Algeria
Birth Sign
Sagittarius
Birthday
11, 1938 (age 80)
Birthplace
Constantine, Algeria

About

World music performer whose 1960s singles "J'ai Quitté Mon Pays," Les Filles de Mon Pays," and "Entre l'orient et l'occident" catapulted him into international stardom. He recorded songs in a number of languages, including French, Hebrew, and Arabic.

Before Fame

He was born Gaston Ghrenassia, and he adopted his stage name after recording his first single in 1962.

Trivia

He made his American debut in a sold out performance at Carnegie Hall in 1968.

Family Life

He was married to Suzy Leyris from 1962-2008.

Associated With

He was photographed with fellow singer Louane Emera in late 2016.