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La Vie En Rose: 9 Interesting Facts About Edith Piaf

#5. La môme piaf

La môme piafLa Vie En Rose: 9 Interesting Facts About Edith Piaf

Leplée began calling her “la môme piaf,” Parisian slang for “little sparrow,” in apparent reference to her
diminutive size—under 5 feet (142 cm) tall and about 90 pounds (40 kg) in weight. She later adopted the
name professionally. Her debut was acclaimed by the actor Maurice Chevalier, who was in the audience
that night.

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