Thursday, January 21, 2016

January 2016: Exceptional black series for the culture – Le Figaro

Twenty dead in three weeks, Michel Tournier Glenn Frey through Edmonde Charles-Roux, many personalities from show business and literature have bowed out. The list of those who have left us continues to grow.

We have never seen a year early so deadly in field of culture. A massacre. Day after day, the superstars of music and film stars have joined, one after the other. As the year 2016 began only three weeks …

Edmonde Charles-Roux (1920-2016):

Ex -President of the Académie Goncourt, novelist died on January 20 at the age of 95 years. Edmonde Charles-Roux won the Prix Goncourt in 1966 for Forget Palermo and was elected to the Académie Goncourt in 1983, before becoming president in March 2002. It is then the second woman to hold the post after Colette. The novelist had also illustrated by his activities during the war of resistance. It is in particular for having participated in the drafting of the series The Cursed Kings which stimulated in France the taste for historical novels.

Ettore Scola (1931- 2016): great master of Italian cinema

Director masterpiece starring Marcello Mastroianni or Sophia Loren, Ettore Scola, died January 19 in Rome. Three films were particularly marked his long career, rich of thirty films: We All Loved Each Other So Much , which had met with great international success in 1974; Ugly, Dirty and Bad , price staged at Cannes in 1976; and A Special Day in 1977, with Sophia Loren and Marcello Mastroianni, two illustrious examples of players who have played under his direction.

Michel Tournier (1924- 2016): Friday’s father

The writer died on January 18 at the age of 91, at his home in Choisel, it is one of the great French writers the second half of the twentieth century. Elected in 1972, sworn Goncourt, a member of the reading committee of Gallimard, he published many: The Wind Paraclete (1977 trial), The Woodcock (1978 new ), Caspar, Melchior and Balthazar (1980, novel), Gilles and Jeanne (1983, novel), La Goutte d’Or (1986 , novel) etc. Children’s books passionate about. Michel Tournier adapts a Friday for Youth, which became a classic and wrote a total of fifteen books for young people. At the announcement of his death, President Francois Hollande praised the “immense talent” by Michel Tournier, “a great writer, a European writer, whose work has crossed the twentieth century and in the history of literature . “

Leila Alaoui (1982-2016): Photographer of cultural identities

Photographer and video artist, the young woman was seriously injured during the attack in Ouagadougou, while she was reporting as part of a mission for the NGO Amnesty International. She died January 18 in Burkina Faso, at the age of 33 years. After a double culture, French and Moroccan, she wore a special interest in cultural identities and migration. Syrian refugees in Lebanon to Moroccan immigrants willing to risk everything to reach the other shore of the Mediterranean, a look sometimes enough to delve into the history of the subjects photographed.

Glenn Frey (1948-2016): gentleman Eagles

Guitarist and founding member of iconic Californian rock group of the 1970s, who had made Hotel California has died pneumonia on January 18 at the age of 67. Don Henley and Glenn Frey, leaders of the group, have never enjoyed the sympathy capital figures like Neil Young, Roger McGuinn and David Crosby, pioneer of the California country-rock. This collective life we ​​know how the ego conflicts punctuated throughout its existence: “Anyway, the group was never designed as a democracy,” Glenn Frey admitted in the 1970s.

Gottfried Honegger (1917-2016): leading figure of modern art

The Swiss artist died Jan. 17 at his home in Zurich, at the age of 98 years. It is one of the first artists to use the computer to develop his artistic research in the early 70s Gottfried Honegger created many sculptures in steel, granite, concrete. These most recent pieces are carved lacquered steel. This material allows him to play with the volume and choose bright, cheerful colors. Last summer, the Centre Pompidou in Paris had also devoted a retrospective with more than fifty works were displayed

Blowfly (1939-2016):. A ​​rapper out Standard

His real name is Clarence Reid, the US rap pioneer died January 17 in Florida, at the age of 76. The singer with sulphurous words and sequined superhero costume has died from liver cancer. At the announcement of his death, Snoop Dog, Ice-T, Flea have all praised their missing comrade. He who has never been number 1 should release a posthumous album in February

Hubert Giraud (1920-2016). The author of eternal Mamy Blue

The French composer died Jan. 16 at the age of 94. Prolific musician wrote for the famous music hall artists: Yves Montand, Fernandel, Edith Piaf, Luis Mariano, Dalida … But it will remain for posterity, who offered to Nicoletta, his biggest hit. In 1971, he adapts as author, Joel Daydé Mammy Blue, which will become Mamy Blue in French. This song will soon Nicoletta one of the most iconic stars of the 70

Alan Rickman (1946-2016). Shakespeare to Harry Potter

The film world has lost one of its greatest players. Alan Rickman died this Thursday, January 14th, at the age of 69, suites from cancer. Many people will remember it as the performer of the famous professor Severus Snape in the Harry Potter saga, adapted from the novels of JK Rowling. The actor pitched a decisive role for ten years between 2001 and 2011. It is also known thanks to her role of Hans Gruber in Die Hard (Die Hard) made in 1988. In this role, the American Film Institute class at the 46th place in the ranking of the 100 greatest villains of all time

Rene Angelil (1942-2016). the man who created Celine Dion

The husband and impresario Celine Dion died at 73 on January 14. Discreet and jack-of-all, Rene Angelil, in the shadow of his wife Celine Dion, has always ensured that it never strays too far from the paths of glory. On his Facebook account, the singer announced: “It is with great sadness that we announce that Rene Angelil, 73, died this morning at his home in Las Vegas after a long and courageous battle against cancer. The family wishes to mourn in privacy.

David Bowie (1947-2016): the British rock icon

The iconoclastic singer died on 10 January. Two days before he celebrated his 69th birthday. The announcement was made via the official website and his Twitter and Facebook accounts. “David Bowie died peacefully today surrounded by his family after a courageous battle against cancer 18 months” is it explained briefly. “We ask that everyone respects the privacy of the family during their grieving.”. In forty-year career, the international star has sold over 140 million albums worldwide. His 25th and latest album, Blackstar , was released on January 8, the day of his 69th birthday, two days before his disappearance. Minutes after the announcement of his death, fans already cried the King of Pop, visionary icon and protean

Otis Clay (1942-2016). Gospel legend and Soul

The American singer of soul, blues and gospel, whose career spans decades, has died at 73. The Mississippi native died “unexpectedly”, January 8, following a “heart attack” indicates his production Heart & amp; Soul in a message posted on social networks Saturday, January 9. After the happiness of many gospel groups, he recorded his first success in 1967, That’s How It Is (When You’re In Love), the One-derful label! Records, later bought by Atlantic Records with whom he will experience his greatest hit, She’s About A Mover , a cover of Sir Douglas Quintet.

André Courrèges ( 1923-2016): designer of the modern era

The designer who revolutionized the fashion died January 7 at the age of 92. He was the icon of the clothing revolution of the 1960s: Pants, small flat boots, jumpers dresses, body sheer mesh, vinyl, but also pink, red or bright yellow. André Courrèges worked over ten years at Balenciaga before creating his own couture house and had ceased his professional activities in the 1990s

Yves Vincent (1921-2016). The Colonel of Gendarmes de Saint-Tropez

French actor died Wednesday, January 6, at the age of 94. He played including twice during his long and successful career, a beautiful and magnanimous colonel of gendarmerie Louis side Funès and Michel Galabru in Le Gendarme marries (1968) and Le gendarme en balade (1970).

Silvana Pampanini (1925-2016): the first sex symbol of Italian cinema

A true phenomenon of manners of the 50s, the Italian actress had turned with Gabin, Brasseur and Mastroianni, and opened the door to Gina Lollobrigida and Sophia Loren. She died on January 6 in Rome at the age of 90 years. His participation in the excellent thriller Luigi Zampa The culprits (1952) and La Strada lunga un anno (1958) will remain in the memories. Luscious brunette, she starred opposite Marcello Mastroianni, Jean Gabin, Vittorio De Sica, Vittorio Gassman and Pierre Brasseur

Pierre Boulez (1925-2016). Symphony Star

The famous French composer and conductor died January 5, 2016 at the age of 90 years. He was considered the greatest composer-conductor of the second half of the twentieth century. At age 8, he played parts of Frederic Chopin, at age 15 he received his bachelor’s degree and 21 years composing his First Piano Sonata, a work acclaimed and performed worldwide. Judging too conservative the French musical world, Pierre Boulez was exiled in Baden-Baden, a spa town near the French border, at the dawn of the 1960s.

Robert Stigwood (1934 -2016): the legendary Bee Gees manager

The music producer died Monday, January 4 at the age of 81. His name is not as known to the public, but it was one of the most influential personalities in the world of music in 1960 and 1970. The Australian music producer Robert Stigwood, particularly known for being the manager of the Bee Gees

Michel Galabru (1922 -2016):. a giant soft heart

The actor with 250 films died at 93 years, January 4. He died in his sleep. The announcement of his death has saddened the whole of France. He had put his eloquence at the service of numerous repertoire works and boulevard very mainstream films as the series of Gendarmes of Jean Girault and more demanding as The Judge and the Assassin by Bertrand Tavernier, which earned him a César Award Best Actor in 1977. His comic temperament and physique made him a truculent French actors of popular theater and film

Michel Delpech (1946 -2016). the man who reconciled popular and elegance

Hit first by cancer of the throat and tongue in February 2013, the interpreter of Chez Laurette had known these last month relapse and was hospitalized at the hospital Puteaux. He died January 2 to 69 years with a fatal cancer. In his songs, he has chronicled the France of the 70s, the new conception of the family to the rural exodus through ecology, with The Divorced , The Loir-et-Cher, the Hunter, Flirting, Wight is Wight and The Singer . Become timeless classics

Vilmos Zsigmond (1930-2016). Precursor of Nouvel Hollywood

Head top flight operator, Vilmos Zsigmond was off 1 January 2016 at the age of 85, “a combination of diseases.” The director of photography who had participated in the birth of the New Hollywood was dedicated in 1977 by the Academy Award for Best Cinematography for the film Encounter of the Third Kind (1977) Steven Spielberg. He had received three other nominations for his collaborations with The Deer Hunter (1979), The River (1985), and The Black Dahlia (2007).


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