Reda Caire

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Reda Caire (real name: Joseph Gandhour) (1908–1963) was a popular singer of operettes in Paris in the 1930s and 1950s.[1][2][3]

Biography[edit]

Joseph Gandhour was born in Cairo, Egypt in 1908.[1] He took his stage name from his hometown.[1] He starred in the movie, L'enfant de minuit.[4]

During the Second World War, he was accused of being Jewish.[5] He was gay, though closeted.[3]

He was buried in Saint-Zacharie, France in 1963.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c David Bret, The Mistinguett legend, Robson, 1990, p. 199
  2. ^ a b Dominique Auzias, Jean-Paul Labourdette, Petit futé: Var, 2010, p. 223 [1]
  3. ^ a b Michel Souvais, Arletty, confidences à son secrétaire, Editions Publibook, 2007 [2]
  4. ^ Sharon Smith, Women Who Make Movies, Hopkinson & Blake, 1975, p. 115 [3]
  5. ^ Robert Zaretsky, Nîmes at War: Religion, Politics, and Public Opinion in the Gard, 1938-1944, Pennsylvania State University Press, 1994, p. 106 [4]