Jacques Pills

Jacques Pills (7 January 1906, Tulle, France – 12 September 1970) was a French singer and actor, born René Jacques Ducos. His impresario was Bruno Coquatrix. In 1959, Pills was the Monegasque entrant at the Eurovision Song Contest 1959 with the song "Mon ami Pierrot". The song ended last, in eleventh place and got only one point.

Jacques Pills
Lucienne Boyer en Jack Pills, Bestanddeelnr 901-2468.jpg
Luciene Boyer & Jacques Pills (1945)
Born
Rene Jacques Ducos

7 January 1906
Tulle, France
Died12 September 1970 (aged 64)
OccupationSinger, actor
Spouse(s)
ChildrenJacqueline Boyer
Musical career
Associated actsGeorges Tabet

During the 1930s he appeared frequently alongside Georges Tabet.

Personal lifeEdit

He married Lucienne Boyer in 1939 and they were divorced in 1951. On 20 September 1952, he married singer Édith Piaf. However, in 1957, this marriage also ended in divorce.[1] He was the father of Jacqueline Boyer, who won the 1960 Eurovision contest the year after her father's participation.

Selected filmographyEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Jean-Pierre Thiollet, 88 notes pour piano solo, Neva Editions, 2015, p.205. ISBN 978-2-3505-5192-0

External linksEdit

Preceded by
None
Monaco in the Eurovision Song Contest
1959
Succeeded by
François Deguelt