Monday, 7 September 2020


Sad news on the weekend - Mademoiselle Annie Cordy, chanteuse, showgirl, film star and one of the most popular entertainers in France and her native Belgium is dead. She was 92. So esteemed was she that in 2005, she was bestowed with the title Baroness by the King of the Belgians. In her seven decade career, she acted and performed alongside a vast array of stars including Gérard Depardieu, Petula Clark, Charles Bronson, Michel Serrault, Simone Signoret, Tino Rossi, Orson Welles, Claudette Colbert, Edith Piaf and Charles Aznavour...

...and our Patron Saint of luxuriant hair, Dalida! On this Tacky Music Monday, this is a real eye-opener:

RIP Annie Cordy, Baroness Cooreman (born Léonie Cooreman, 16th June 1928 – 4th September 2020)

[More Annie here and here]

Have a good week, dear reader.


  1. She looks a bit like Lulu in the top picture.

    1. I thought the same - and in other photos out there on the interwebs, she looks like Victoria Wood. Jx

    2. Me too!

      Judging by that third photo, Mlle Cordy has been getting ideas from your "Say Something Hat Days".

    3. I believe she played Hello, Dolly! in 1972, which is when I would imagine the photo originates. Of course, she wasn't averse to wearing a variety of extravagant headwear, no matter what the occasion... Jx

  2. Fab video
    Dalida, French dancing boys and a Baroness to boot !
    What's not to love


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