Joe Dassin

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Birthday
5, 1938
Birthplace
New York City, NY
Death Date
Aug 20, 1980 (41)
Birth Sign
Scorpio
Birthday
5, 1938
Birthplace
New York City, NY
Death Date
Aug 20, 1980 (41)

About

American singer-songwriter known for various chart-topping French songs of the 1970's. He was also known for his ability to sing in multiple languages.

Before Fame

He won an undergraduate Hopwood Award for fiction in 1958 while a student at the University of Michigan.

Trivia

He became the first French singer ever to sign to an American label when he signed with CBS Records in 1964.

Family Life

His father is famed film director Jules Dassin.

Associated With

He appeared in the 1964 heist film Topkapi, directed by his father and starring Maximilian Schell.