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Marie-France Gaîté, a singer better known as Gribouille, was born on July 17, 1941 in Lyon, France and died on January 18, 1968 in Paris, France.

Marie-France Gaîté had a very difficult life. As teenager, she suffered from mental illness and for a time was confined to a psychiatric hospital in Lyon. With medication, she was able to function well enough to leave her hometown to go to Paris. There, she met Jean Cocteau who got her work singing in a cabaret. Composer Michel Breuzard wrote songs for her, and in 1966 she recorded several successful 45 rpm records and an album.

Addicted to drugs, she died of an overdose in 1968 at the age of 27 and was interred in the Cimetière de Bagneux in Montrouge, near Paris.


Adapted from the article Gribouille Gribouille (http://www.wikinfo.org/wiki.phtml?title=), from Wikinfo, licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License.

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