Giani Esposito

Giani Esposito (23 August 1930 – 1 January 1974) was a French[1] film actor and singer-songwriter.

Giani Esposito
Born(1930-08-23)23 August 1930
Etterbeek, Belgium
Died1 January 1974(1974-01-01) (aged 43)
Other namesGianni Esposito
Giovanni Esposito
Years active1951–1973

Esposito was born from the union of a French mother with an Italian father in Etterbeek (Belgium), and he died from viral hepatitis in Neuilly-sur-Seine, France. He appeared in 50 films between 1951 and 1973.

As singer-songwriter, between 1958 and 1973, he recorded numerous albums marked with spirituality and poetry. His biggest success is The Clowns (Les Clowns, 1957), several covers by Raymond Devos, Jeanne-Marie Sens, Hervé Vilard and Bernard Lavilliers.

He was married with the French actress Pascale Petit and they had a girl, Doushka Esposito (born in 1963), today singer, and younger, under the name of Douchka, she was ambassadress of Walt Disney's productions on the French television.

Partial filmographyEdit


  • Les Clowns (1959)
  • Jardiniers qui doutez de l'arbre de vie (1967)
  • Un noble rossignol à l'époque Ming (1968)
  • Les ombres sont chinoises (1970)
  • Paris, le désert (1972)


  1. ^ Death certificate n° 7/1974 of Giani Esposito on French site Les Gens du Cinéma

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