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Georges Ulmer
Birth: Feb. 16, 1919
Death: Sep. 29, 1989

Danish-French song-writer, composer and singer. Born in Copenhagen as Jørgen Frederik Ulmer he came to France at a young age with his mother. He began playing in a band in Nice where he displayed his talent as a singer. Soon he moved to Paris to perform at the cabaret "Le Boeuf sur la Toil" where he was "discovered" by the French idol, singer and composer Charles Trenet. He started to write songs, and in 1946 he had written a song called "Pigalle" which became an instant megahit in France and soon everywhere else. Bing Crosby and Danny Kaye sang it, but is was Ulmer's own recording that became a classic. He developed into an entertainer of world class and was constantly on tour performing to packed houses in Paris, London, Las Vegas, New York and Tokyo. He never forgot his native country and came frequently to Denmark to perform and to visit family and friends. In 1981 he gave a farewell concert in Copenhagen and was knighted by the queen. He preserved his Danish citizenship all his life, and after his death in France he was buried in Copenhagen beside his parents in accordance with his own wish. (bio by: Erik Skytte) 
 
Burial:
Assistens Cemetery
Copenhagen
Hovedstaden, Denmark
 
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Originally Created by: Erik Skytte
Record added: Feb 25, 2005
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Georges Ulmer
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Georges Ulmer
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Georges Ulmer
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