Annie Cordy

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Annie Cordy
Annie Cordy in 2001.
Léonie Cooreman

(1928-06-16)16 June 1928
Laeken, Belgium
Died4 September 2020(2020-09-04) (aged 92)
Vallauris, France
Occupation(s)Actress, comedian, singer, dancer
Years active1948–2020

Léonie Juliana, Baroness Cooreman (16 June 1928 – 4 September 2020), also known by her stage name Annie Cordy, was a Belgian actress and singer. She appeared in more than 50 films from 1954 and staged many memorable appearances at Bruno Coquatrix' famous Paris Olympia. Her version of "La Ballade de Davy Crockett" was number 1 in the charts for five weeks in France in August 1956. She was born in Laeken, Belgium, where in 2004, King Albert II of Belgium bestowed upon her the title of Baroness in recognition for her life's achievements.[where?]

Early life[edit]

Cordy was born in Laeken, Belgium, the daughter of Maria de Leeuw and Cornelius January Cooreman. She had a brother, Louis, and a sister, Jeanne.

At the age of eight, her mother enrolled her in a dance class. She learnt piano and music theory, while pursuing her studies, and participated in charity galas. Between the dance numbers, she sang the hits of the day. Artistic director of Le Lido encouraged her to leave Brussels, her hometown, and Annie Cordy arrived in Paris on 1 May 1950, to be hired as a lead dancer.


Cordy recorded her first songs in 1952 ("Les Trois Bandits de Napoli", "Quand c'est aux autos de passer", "La bourrée d'Auvergne montagnarde") and made her debut in the musical, "La Route fleurie", alongside Georges Guétary and Bourvil. This lasted until 1955.

Then she made her film debut in 1953 when she appeared as herself in Boum sur Paris, next to Jacques Pills and Armand Bernard. That same year, she had her first hit record with "Bonbons, caramels, esquimaux, chocolats" or "Léon".

In 1954 she starred in April Fools' Day as Charlotte Dupuy, alongside her friend Bourvil, Louis de Funès, Denise Grey, and Maurice Biraud. The film was a big success with almost three million ticket sales.[1] She also played Madame Langlois in Sacha Guitry's Royal Affairs in Versailles, with  Michel Auclair,  Jean-Pierre Aumont, Jean-Louis Barrault, Bourvil, Gino Cervi, Claudette Colbert, Nicole Courcel, Daniel Gélin, Jean Marais, Gisèle Pascal, Édith Piaf, Gérard Philipe, Micheline Presle, Tino Rossi, Orson Welles, and Nicole Maurey. The film was the #1 movie in France in 1954.[1] It is still one of the 100 most successful films at the French box office of all time, the 89th highest grossing title.[2]

In 1955 her song "Fleur de Papillon" became a hit. She also starred in two motion pictures. First, Hello Smile ! directed by Claude Sautet, with Henri Salvador, Louis de Funès, Darry Cowl and Jean Carmet and an Italian comedy, Beautiful but Dangerous, in which she just made a short appearance.

In 1956 she starred as Cri-Cri in Le Chanteur de Mexico, directed by Richard Pottier, with Luis Mariano, Bourvil, and Fernando Rey. The film was again a big success, with almost 5,000,000 tickets sold, and it was #5 at the box office for 1956[3] and #247 of all time in France.[2]
At the same time she had a hit on the song charts with the French version of The Ballad of Davy Crockett, which stayed at number 1 for 5 weeks in France in August 1956.

In 1957 she played Titine in a West German remake of Victor and Victoria, directed by Karl Anton. That same year, she starred in her second musical, "Tête de linotte" with Jean Richard which lasted until 1960.

In 1958 she had other musical hits, such as "Hello le soleil brille" from the movie The Bridge on the River Kwai or "Docteur miracle". She returned to Tabarin, where she played Mimi under the direction of Richard Pottier for the second time. This was the leading role, and she starred alongside Michel Piccoli, Sylvia Lopez, Mischa Auer, Germaine Damar, Jean Lefebvre, and Isabelle Corey.

In 1959 she had several musical successes, including her version of "Petite Fleur", "Salade de fruits" or "Cigarettes, Whisky et P'tites Pépées" from the movie with the same name. She starred in this movie, with Pierre Mondy, Nadine de Rothschild, Jean Carmet, Jean Richard, and Franco Interlenghi.

In 1960 she played in Robert Vernay's "Tête folle, alongside Jean Richard.


Annie Cordy in 1961

From 1961 to 1964 Cordy starred in her third musical, opposite Luis Mariano, named "Visa pour l'amour" featuring the hit "Visa pour l'amour".

In 1964 she sang the hit song "Six Roses".

From 1965 to 1967, she had the leading female part in "Ouah ! Ouah !", another musical with Bourvil. This musical featured the hit "Le p'tit coup de chance".
At the same time, back in cinema, she played Lily in Ces dames s'en mêlent, directed by Raoul André, with Eddie Constantine and Nino Ferrer. She also made a cameo in "L'or du duc" directed by Jacques Baratier, with Claude Rich, Danielle Darrieux, Elsa Martinelli, Pierre Brasseur, Jean Richard, and Charles Trenet.

In 1967, she played Maryse in "Ces messieurs de la famille", directed by Raoul André, with Francis Blanche, Michel Serrault, Darry Cowl, Jean Poiret, Jean Yanne, Michel Galabru, and Eddie Constantine.

In 1968 she starred in "Pic et Pioche", a musical with her friend Darry Cowl.

In 1969 she played Mme Marthe in "Le bourgeois gentil mec". It was the third time that she was directed by Raoul André, and the movie also stars; Jean Lefebvre, Darry Cowl, Francis Blanche, and Bella Darvi.

The 1970 year was very successful for Cordy, she worked for the fourth time with Raoul André in the movie "Ces messieurs de la gâchette", a sequel of "Ces messieurs de la famille". She signed on for her role as Maryse, and the movie also featured, Francis Blanche, Jean Poiret, Michel Serrault, Darry Cowl, Micheline Dax, and Patrice Laffont.
She also played for René Clément, the role of Juliette in Rider on the Rain, alongside Marlène Jobert, Charles Bronson, Jill Ireland, and Gabriele Tinti. The movie was a big success, it was the #3 movie at the box-office in 1970, in France.[4]
Also that year, she was also directed by Claude Chabrol as Mme. Pinelli in The Breach. She starred alongside Stéphane Audran, Jean-Pierre Cassel, Michel Bouquet and Jean Carmet.
On top of all of her success in cinema, she also had a musical hit in the same anum, "Le Chouchou de mon Coeur"


In 1971, she played Nelly in Le Chat directed by Pierre Granier-Deferre. The film starred also Jean Gabin and Simone Signoret. The film was very well received with more than one million tickets sold.[5] She also started, this same year a new musical, "Indien vaut mieux que deux tu l'auras", where she starred with Pierre Doris.

In 1972, she starred in the titular role of the French version of Hello, Dolly!. She also played Brigitte in "Les galets d'Étretat". The movie is directed by Sergio Gobbi and starred Virna Lisi. Then, she played Andrée in "Les portes de feu", alongside Emmanuelle Riva and Jacques Balutin.

In 1973, she played Nina in Tre per una grande rapina, with Michel Constantin and Adolfo Celi. She also played in "La dernière bourrée à Paris", in which she worked for the fifth time with the director Raoul André and starred alongside Francis Blanche, Roger Coggio, Micheline Dax, Michel Galabru, Marion Game, and Tony Kendall. She played in "Elle court, elle court la banlieue" directed by Gérard Pirès and starring Marthe Keller, Jacques Higelin, Robert Castel, Ginette Leclerc, Claude Piéplu, Alice Sapritch, Victor Lanoux, Daniel Prévost, Coluche, Diane Kurys, and Miou-Miou. The film was a success with more than a million and a half tickets sold.[6]

In 1974, she released La bonne du curé. This song became a classic and is one of her greatest successes with more than two million worldwide.[citation needed] At the same time, she continued to make movies like "Les gaspards", directed by Pierre Tchernia and starring Michel Serrault, Philippe Noiret, Michel Galabru, Charles Denner, Gérard Depardieu, Chantal Goya, Roger Carel, Daniel Ivernel, Jean Carmet, and Gérard Hernandez. She also played Pupa in the Italian movie Commissariato di notturna, directed by Guido Leoni [it] and starring Rosanna Schiaffino, Gastone Moschin, George Ardisson, Emma Danieli, Giacomo Furia, Gisela Hahn, Leopoldo Trieste, Maurice Ronet, Luciano Salce, Carlo Giuffré, Aldo Bufi Landi, Jean Lefebvre, Michele Gammino, Roger Coggio, Nerina Montagnani, Lorenzo Piani, Luciano Rossi, Bruno Scipioni, and Alfredo Varelli.

In 1975, she starred in the leading role of Souvenir of Gibraltar, directed by Henri Xhonneux, also starring Eddie Constantine. In addition she played Isabelle's mother in "Isabelle devant le désir", starring Jean Rochefort, Anicée Alvina, and Mathieu Carrière. This same year, she also had several musical hits : "Ya kasiti", "Jane la tarzane", and one of her most famous hits, "Frida Oum Papa".

In 1976, she returned to a musicals in a production named "Nini la chance". In this undertaking she had the lead part and in what turned out to be a huge success. This musical produced a hit for Cordy with song with the musical's title for its name, Nini la Chance. Outside of Nini, Cordy, had other hits this same year with "La Bébête", "Dis pourquoi tu me bats Léon", and "Ca ira mieux demain", which became a cult favourite. She starred in High Street, a movie directed by André Ernotte in which she had the leading part. In this film she played alongside Mort Shuman and Elliot Tiber.

In 1977, she played the Baronne Jacinthe de la Tronchembiais, in the first and only movie directed by Guy Lux, Drôles de zèbres. The movie also starred Sim, Alice Sapritch, Patrick Préjean, Raymond Bussières, Katia Tchenko, Léon Zitrone, Petula Clark, Coluche, and Claude François. The director and writer Michel Audiard said about Cordy that he was sorry she had to sing crappy songs, because she did an impressive duet with Bourvil, he thought her a wonderful blues singer and a great actress and she deserved to sing a way better song.[7]

In 1978, she released another musical hit which became a classic, "Qui qu'en veut". This same year, she made her first television movie. First, she played in "Le bel indifférent" from Jean Cocteau's play, starring alongside Alain Delon. Then, she played ina television adaptation of Molière's The Miser. In this staging she played Frosine, alongside Henri Virlojeux and Paul Préboist.

In 1980, she had several musical successes, including; "Senorita Raspa", "La Coupe à Ratcha", "L'Artiste", and "Ma plus jolie chanson", but, her most successful title was "Tata Yoyo" which became another of her songs to develop a cult following.


In 1981, she played Mme Hortense in the TV Movie written by Didier Decoin, "Les fiançailles de feu", alongside Pierre Malet and Paul Le Person. She also played the leading role in the TV Movie "Madame Sans-Gêne", an adaptation of Victorien Sardou's play, in which she appeared with Raoul Billerey. This same year she made her stage drama debut with the same play, "Madame Sans-Gêne".

In 1982, she's apoeared in the final musical in which she had the leading part,  "Envoyez la musique". This same year on Television, she had her own TV Series, "Madame S.O.S.", it lasted one season. She played alongside Jean-Pierre Darras and Jeanne Herviale. The series's soundtrack, "Si j'étais le soleil", was sung by Cordy. She had also another musical success with "Nini Pompon".

In 1983, after six years of absence from the cinema, she returned with "Le braconnier de Dieu", directed by Jean-Pierre Darras, in which she played the leading female part. The movie also starred Pierre Mondy, Jean Lefebvre, Michel Galabru, Daniel Ceccaldi, Catherine Allégret, Rosy Varte, Odette Laure, Marthe Mercadier, Paul Préboist, and Roger Pierre. Meanwhile, Cordy experienced yet another musical success with the song "Le rock à Médor".

In 1985, she had another musical hit which became a cult favorite, Cho Ka Ka O.

In 1986, she appeared principally in Theater, with three plays in one year. First as Madame de Sévigné, in the play of the same name, in which she played the center role. Then, she played in "La Mienne s'appelait Régine" at the Théâtre de l'Œuvre. And finally, she played in "Merci Apolline", an original play.

In 1987, she resumed her role in the classic play "Madame Sans-Gene", that she had already played in 1981, on stage and in a TV Movie.

In 1989, she appeared in one episode of the French television Series, "Le bonheur d'en face", in which she played Irène Lecoin, in an episode directed by Teff Erhat. She also starred in the play "Mademoiselle Plume", in the leading role.

In 1990, she returned to cinema after a seven year break with the movie "Impasse de la vignette". In this film she played alongside; Paul Crauchet, Jean-Paul Comart, and Jean-Yves Berteloot. Her performance was praised by the critics and she won the Best Actress Award at the "Festivals de Digne". This same year, she had the leading role in the television Series "Orages d'été", in which she appeared during nine episodes, next to Gérard Klein, Claire Nebout, Jacques Dufilho, Pierre Vaneck, and Patachou. She also appeared on stage with the play "Sacrée Gladys", in which she had the leading role, next to Jacques Balutin.


While Cordy continued to give concerts and musical compilations were released with her past albums, she was more present on television as an actress.

After a two-year break, she was back in 1993, when she appeared in the TV Series "Inspecteur Médeuze", next to Francis Perrin, Christophe Bourseiller, Jacques Seiler, and Mouss Diouf.

1994, was a big year for her. First, she starred in the movie La Vengeance d'une blonde, directed by Jeannot Szwarc, and with Christian Clavier, Marie-Anne Chazel, Clémentine Célarié, Thierry Lhermitte, Marc de Jonge, Philippe Khorsand, Angelo Infanti, and Urbain Cancelier. It was a big success with more than two million tickets sales at the box office. It was the fourth most successful French film of the year 1994 in France, behind An indian in the city, Léon: The Professional, and La Cité de la peur.[8] She played Bertoune, the central character, in the TV Movie "La fille du roi", which also stars Raoul Billerey. This same year, she appeared in two plays. First, "Six heures au plus tard" with Xavier Percy and then "La Célestine" with Gérard Chambre. In both plays, she played the lead character.

In 1995, she played in her first Short film, "Vroum-vroum", written by Eduardo Manet, in which she starred next to Michael Lonsdale, Claire Nebout, and Jean-Paul Comart. She played in one episode of the TV Series "Baldi", next to her friend Charles Aznavour. She also had the leading role in the TV Movie "Fanny se fait un sang d'encre". She also sang for the French soundtrack of Pocahontas, named "Ecoute ton coeur".

In 1996, she played in a Short called "Moi j'aime Albert", alongside André Pousse. She also played Hélène in an episode of "Le refuge", starring Maxime Leroux and direct by Alain Schwartzstein.

In 1997, she played in three TV Movies. First, "Le diable en sabots" from a novel by Claude Seignolle, in which she played Marie Fer, alongside Patrick Préjean. Then, she played the leading role in "Une mère comme on n'en fait plus", with Nathalie Boutefeu and Cécile Vassort. Finally, she played Solange Serpette in "Sans cérémonie", directed by Michel Lang, written by Claude d'Anna, and also starring Charles Aznavour and Caroline Vasicek.

In 1998, to mark her 50-year career, she gave a concert at the Olympia. Her friends Georges Moustaki, Guy Béart, Nicoletta, Benjamin Castaldi, Sim, Claude Piéplu, Michel Leeb, Laurent Gerra, Didier Gustin, and many others were present at the event.[9]

In 1999, she played in the Short "Un Noël de chien", written and directed by Nadine Monfils, and also starring Jean-Claude Dreyfus.

In 2000, she appeared in a second episode of the TV Series "Baldi", in which she'd already played in 1995, still next to her friend Charles Aznavour. She was also back on stage with a play written by William Shakespeare : "Les Joyeuses Commères de Windsor" (The Merry Wives of Windsor). She acted in this play with Patrick Préjean. She has also participated in the series of concerts organized by Les Enfoirés, where shared the song "Une belle histoire" with Alain Souchon and Francis Cabrel.


Annie Cordy in 2009

In 2001, she starred in the TV Movie "La tortue", with Pascale Arbillot.

In 2002, she starred in two TV Movies. First, "Les rebelles de Moissac", with Françoise Bertin and Maurice Chevit, and then, "Passage du bac", with Charles Aznavour, Alexis Tomassian, Bernard Blancan, and Urbain Cancelier.

In 2003, Annie played Lucette, the central character in an episode of "Fabien Cosma", with Louis-Karim Nébati and Gérard Hernandez.

In 2004, she played in the Short film "Zartmo". She was also back in the motion picture "Madame Édouard", after ten years of having not appeared in any film. "Madame Édouard" also starred Michel Blanc, Didier Bourdon, Dominique Lavanant, Josiane Balasko, Rufus, Andréa Ferréol, and Bouli Lanners. For her role in "Les Femmes de Cristal", she received the Woman Crystal Award in the category "Cinema and Theatre".

In 2005, she appeared in an episode of "Le tuteur", with Tony D'Amario.

In 2006, Cordy played Rose, the leading female character in the movie "Le Dernier des fous". The movie is based on the novel "The Last of The Crazy People" written by Timothy Findley. She was in the movie with Dominique Reymond. She also starred in "C'est beau une ville la nuit", directed by Richard Bohringer, and also featuring; Romane Bohringer, Robinson Stévenin, Luc Thuillier, Jacques Spiesser, Farid Chopel, Daniel Duval, Annie Girardot, Sonia Rolland, Christian Morin, and Paul Personne. She's also appeared on stage in "Lily & Lily", a play in which she had the leading part, with Christian Morin and Firmine Richard. She was also the narrator for the documentary, "Moi, Belgique" on RTBF, in which she related the history of her country, Belgium.

In 2008, she played Mme Graindorge in Disco, Fabien Onteniente's movie starring Emmanuelle Béart, Gérard Depardieu, Samuel Le Bihan, Isabelle Nanty, Chloé Lambert, Marie-Christine Adam, Pauline Delpech, Xavier Beauvois, and Danièle Lebrun. The film was a big success with more than two million ticket sold in France. It was the third most successful French movie in France in 2008, just behind Welcome to the Sticks and Asterix at the Olympic Games.[10] This same year, she played in Le crime est notre affaire, directed by Pascal Thomas and based on the novel 4.50 from Paddington, written by Agatha Christie. The movie also starred Catherine Frot, André Dussollier, Claude Rich, Chiara Mastroianni, Melvil Poupaud, Christian Vadim, Hippolyte Girardot, and Yves Afonso. This was also a success with more than a million tickets sold in France.[11] Also in 2008, the channel RTBF organised a special night for Annie, named "Quelque chose en nous d'Annie Cordy", in which a number of artists appeared to pay a tribute to her.

In 2009, she played in Wild Grass, a movie directed by Alain Resnais and starring Sabine Azéma, André Dussollier, Anne Consigny, Emmanuelle Devos, Mathieu Amalric, Michel Vuillermoz, Edouard Baer, Sara Forestier, Nicolas Duvauchelle, Paul Crauchet, and Jean-Michel Ribes. This same year, she started a new play, "Laissez-moi sortir", in which she was alone on the stage, playing the part of a great star who is locked out on her balcony and so talks and reminisces about her entire career. After the huge success of the play in 2009 she started a tour in the whole of France in 2010.

In 2011, she played in the low-budget movie "Crimes en sourdine" with Annick Alane, Ginette Garcin, and Patrick Préjean. The same year she was back in a studio with an original album : "Ca me plaît pourvu que ça vous plaise..." in which she sang songs written for her by artists such as Charles Aznavour or Alice Dona.

In 2012, she had the leading role in the TV Movie "Je retourne chez ma mère", starring also Rufus and Katia Tchenko. She also appeared in an episode of Scènes de ménage.

In 2013, she appeared in an episode of the TV Series "Y'a pas d'âge", broadcast on France 2, alongside Jérôme Commandeur, Marthe Villalonga, Claude Brasseur, Carmen Maura, and Arielle Dombasle.

In 2014, she played in Le Dernier Diamant, alongside Yvan Attal, Bérénice Bejo, Jean-François Stévenin, and Jacques Spiesser. She also appeared in an episode of "H-Man", a TV Series broadcast on Arte, alongside Arthur H. She also released a Christmas album for December with 30 jazz musicians named "Annie Cordy chante Noël".

In 2015, she was given the leading role in Les souvenirs, directed by Jean-Paul Rouve, and also starring Chantal Lauby and Michel Blanc. The movie was a great success with over a million tickets sold.
She also played in France 2's TV Series "Chefs", with a recurrent character, next to Hugo Becker, Anne Charrier, Clovis Cornillac, Juliette, Nicolas Gob, Robin Renucci, and Zinedine Soualem. She was involved in the album "Joyeux anniversaire M'sieur Dutronc" which paid tribute to Jacques Dutronc. This year, she also walked up the stairs to the 2015 Cannes Film Festival.[12] She was also invited to the Festival du film francophone d'Angoulême for a tribute to Belgian Cinema where Impasse de la vignette and High Street were presented.[13]

In 2016, she walked up the stairs to the 2016 Cannes Film Festival to see the movie The Unknown Girl before the movie Le Cancre was presented with the cast.[14]

In July 2018, for her 90th birthday, she was the guest of honour of the Ommegang of Brussels. A couple of days after this event on August 8, the park next to the train station in Laeken, city where she was born was named for her.[15]


On 4 September 2020, Cordy suffered cardiac arrest at her home in Vallauris, France, where she lived with her niece. Attempts to revive her were unsuccessful and she was pronounced dead. She was 92 years old.[16]

In popular culture[edit]

Albert Uderzo gave Annie Cordy a cameo as the wife of the Belgian chieftain in the Asterix comic book story Asterix in Belgium.[17][18]


  • 2005: Baroness of Belgium.
  • 24 October 2013 : Commander of the Order of the Crown.
  • 2022: Léopold II Tunnel in Molenbeek-Saint-Jean renamed "Annie Cordy Tunnel"


Year Title Role Director Notes
1953 Boum sur Paris Herself Maurice de Canonge
1954 April Fools' Day Charlotte Dupuy Gilles Grangier
Royal Affairs in Versailles Madame Langlois Sacha Guitry
1955 Hello Smile ! Herself Claude Sautet
Beautiful But Dangerous Robert Z. Leonard
Café Continental Mistress of ceremonies Henry Caldwell TV series (1 episode)
1956 The Singer from Mexico Cri-Cri Richard Pottier
1957 Victor and Victoria Titine Karl Anton
1958 Tabarin Mimi Richard Pottier
1959 Cigarettes, Whiskey and Wild Women Martine Maurice Régamey
1960 Tête folle Annie Robert Vernay
1963 Je connais une blonde Singer with cow Georges Folgoas TV movie
1965 L'or du duc The caretaker Jacques Baratier
Ces dames s'en mêlent Lily Raoul André
1968 Ces messieurs de la famille Maryse Raoul André
1969 Le bourgeois gentil mec Mme Marthe Raoul André
1970 The Breach Mme. Pinelli Claude Chabrol
Rider on the Rain Juliette René Clément
Ces messieurs de la gâchette Maryse Raoul André
1971 Le Chat Nelly Pierre Granier-Deferre
1972 Les portes de feu Andrée Claude Bernard-Aubert
Les galets d'Étretat Brigitte Sergio Gobbi
1973 Le mataf Nina Serge Leroy
La dernière bourrée à Paris The psychanalist Raoul André
Elle court, elle court la banlieue The real estate agent Gérard Pirès
1974 The Holes Ginette Lalatte Pierre Tchernia
Commissariato di notturna Pupa Guido Leoni [it]
1975 Souvenir of Gibraltar Tina Henri Xhonneux
Isabelle devant le désir Isabelle's mother Jean-Pierre Berckmans
1976 High Street Mimi André Ernotte International Emmy Award for Best Actress
1977 Drôles de zèbres Baronne Jacinthe de la Tronchembiais Guy Lux
1978 The Miser Frosine Jean Pignol TV movie
Le bel indifférent Marion Sarraut TV movie
1981 Les fiançailles de feu Mme Hortense Pierre Bureau TV movie
Madame Sans-Gêne Madame Sans-Gêne Abder Isker TV movie
1982 Madame S.O.S. Madame S.O.S. André Dhénaut TV series (6 episodes)
1983 Le braconnier de Dieu Jofrette Jean-Pierre Darras
1989 Le bonheur d'en face Irène Lecoin Teff Erhat TV series (1 episode)
1990 Impasse de la vignette Mother Fine Anne-Marie Étienne Festivals de Digne - Best Actress
Orages d'été Céline Jean Sagols TV series
1993 Inspecteur Médeuze Lucie Philippe Triboit TV series (1 episode)
1994 La Vengeance d'une blonde Jany Jeannot Szwarc
La fille du roi Bertoune Philippe Triboit TV movie
1995 Vroum-vroum Frédéric Sojcher Short
Fanny se fait un sang d'encre Fanny Faber Alain de Halleux TV movie
Baldi Colette Michel Lang TV series (1 episode)
1996 Moi j'aime Albert Frédéric Chaudier Short
Le refuge Hélène Alain Schwartzstein TV series (1 episode)
1997 Sans cérémonie Solange Serpette Michel Lang TV movie
Le diable en sabots Marie Fer Nicole Berckmans TV movie
Une mère comme on n'en fait plus Simone Lapierre Jacques Renard TV movie
1999 Un Noël de chien Nadine Monfils Short
2000 Baldi Colette Michel Lang TV series (1 episode)
2001 La tortue Anne Gautier Dominique Baron TV movie
2002 Passage du bac Émilie Olivier Langlois TV movie
Les rebelles de Moissac Charlotte Jean-Jacques Kahn TV movie
2003 Fabien Cosma Lucette Jean-Pierre Vergne TV series (1 episode)
2004 Madame Édouard Ginette Nadine Monfils
Zartmo The woman Marc Dalmans Short
2005 Le tuteur Antoinette Loiseau Pierre Grimblat TV series (1 episode)
2006 A City Is Beautiful at Night The HLM Grandma Richard Bohringer
2007 The Last of the Crazy People Rose Laurent Achard
2008 Disco Mme Graindorge Fabien Onteniente
Crime Is Our Business Babette Boutiti Pascal Thomas
2009 Wild Grass Marguerite's neighbor Alain Resnais
2011 Crimes en sourdine Mme Garcia Joël Chalude & Stéphane Onfroy
2012 Je retourne chez ma mère Alice Williams Crépin TV movie
Scènes de ménage Maion's grandmother Francis Duquet TV series (1 episode)
2013 Y'a pas d'âge Yvonne P. Stéphane Marelli TV series (1 episode)
2014 The Last Diamond Inès de Boissière Éric Barbier
H-Man Girl Telekinesis Joseph Cahill TV series (1 episode)
2015 Memories Madelaine Esnard Jean-Paul Rouve Nominated - Magritte Award for Best Actress
Chefs Léonie Arnaud Malherbe TV series (6 episodes)
2016 Le Cancre Christiane Paul Vecchiali
2018 Tamara Vol. 2 Rose Alexandre Castagnetti
Les Jouvencelles Laurenne Delphine Corrard Short
Entr'2 Marches International Film Festival - Best Actress
Illetré Adélaide Perez Jean-Pierre Améris TV movie



Year Title Role
1993 Once Upon a Forest Bosworth
1995 Pocahontas Grandmother Willow
2003 Brother Bear Nanaka


Movies starring Annie Cordy with more than a million entries in France.

Films Director Year France (entries)
1 Royal Affairs in Versailles Sacha Guitry 1954 6,987,167
2 The Singer from Mexico Richard Pottier 1956 4,781,633
3 Rider on the Rain René Clément 1970 4,763,822
4 Beautiful but Dangerous Robert Z. Leonard 1956 4,074,941
5 April Fools' Day Gilles Grangier 1954 2,888,000
6 Disco Fabien Onteniente 2008 2,435,015
7 La Vengeance d'une blonde Jeannot Szwarc 1994 2,039,370
8 Boum sur Paris Maurice de Canonge 1953 1,663,858
9 Ces messieurs de la famille Raoul André 1968 1,626,941
10 Elle court, elle court la banlieue Gérard Pirès 1973 1,549,617
11 Hello Smile ! Claude Sautet 1956 1,256,883
12 Crime Is Our Business Pascal Thomas 2008 1,219,181
13 Cigarettes, Whiskey and Wild Women Maurice Régamey 1959 1,078,295
14 Les Souvenirs Jean-Paul Rouve 2015 1,069,244
15 Le Chat Pierre Granier-Deferre 1971 1,035,709
16 Ces dames s'en mêlent Raoul André 1965 1,021,325



Year Title Author Director Notes
1958 Madame Sans-Gêne Victorien Sardou and Émile Moreau with Jean-Marc Thibault
1986 Madame de Sévigné
La Mienne s'appelait Régine Pierre Rey Armand Delcampe Théâtre de l'Œuvre
Merci Apolline Geneviève Martin Michel Wyn with Guy Tréjan
1987 Madame Sans-Gêne Victorien Sardou and Émile Moreau
1989 Mademoiselle Plume Jean-Luc Moreau with Charlotte Kady
1990 Sacrée Gladys with Jacques Balutin
1994 Six heures au plus tard Marc Perrier Martine Willequet with Xavier Percy
La Célestine with Gérard Chambre
2000 The Merry Wives of Windsor William Shakespeare with Patrick Préjean
2006 Lily & Lily Pierre Barillet and Jean-Pierre Gredy Gérard Moulevrier with Jacques Ciron, Christian Morin and Firmine Richard
2009-2010 Laissez-moi sortir Jean-Marie Chevret Jean-Pierre Dravel & Olivier Macé Théâtre Daunou


Year Title Playwright Notes
1952-1954 La Route fleurie Raymond Vincy Song : Moi, J'aime les Hommes / Da ga da Tsoin Tsoin
La belle de l'Ohio
1957-1960 Tête de linotte Raymond Vincy Song : Tête de linotte / Un p'tit coup de folie
Je suis subitiste / A pied dans la pampa / Rosita
Le rythme des tropiques / La samba d'Ali Baba
Ah ! les brésiliennes / Jojo la fleur bleue
C'est "estraordinaire" / Le petit cabri
1961-1964 Visa pour l'amour Raymond Vincy with Luis Mariano
1965-1967 Ouah ! Ouah ! Michel André with Bourvil
1968 Pic et Pioche Raymond Vincy, Jacques Mareuil and Darry Cowl with Darry Cowl
1970 Indien vaut mieux que deux tu l'auras with Pierre Doris
1972 Hello, Dolly ! Jacques Mareuil At Théâtre Mogador
International Emmy Award for Best European Performer
1976 Nini la chance Jacques Mareuil
1982 Envoyez la musique Jacques Mareuil and Gérard Gustin with Patrick Préjean and Gérard Chambre


Year Title Notes
1948 Aye ma mamy, aye ma mama
Il jouait de la contrebasse
Il aurait bien voulu
La guitare à chiquita
Papa, mama, samba
Cuanto le gusta
Les pompiers du mexique
Une fille du rodéo
C'est magic
1950 Marie Madeleine
Les trois p'tites pommes
Bon papa Noë
A Compostelle
Le bal des voyous
1952 Les Trois Bandits de Napoli
Quand c'est aux autos de passer
La bourrée d'Auvergne montagnarde
1953 Bonbons, caramels, esquimaux, chocolats
Je n'peux pas
La petite Marie
La biaiseuse
La petite sonnette
La fille du Cov-bois
Et bailler et dormir
Y'en a, y'en a pas
Fleur du Tyrol
Pour les jolis yeux de Suzie
1954 Viens à Nogent
Un gars comme ça
Le cirque Gorgonzola
Les douaniers du clair de Lune
C'est toi que je préfère
Paris chéri
La bagarre
1955 Fleur de Papillon
La femme du Pêcheur
Oh ! Bessie
Quand le bâtiment va
Miss Pommarole
Le petit pélican
Les grenadiers du roi
Du Soleil
Tout au bout de la semaine
Bill, te fais pas de bile
Pinson Sérénade
A pied, à cheval
Mon p'tit pote
Café de chez nous
La clarinette
La petite Martiniquaise
J'ai le palpitant
Non, non merci From Hello Smile !
1956 La Ballade de Davy Crockett #1 in France
Tantina de Burgos
Oranges, tabac, café
Le dimanche matin From The Singer from Mexico
Ca m'fait quelqu'chose From The Singer from Mexico
1957 Hop digui di
Oh ! la, la
La petite rouquine du vieux Brooklyn
Coquelicots polka
Tout ce que veut Lola
La Vie de famille
Viens à la gare
Je t'aime
1958 Docteur miracle
La frotteuse de parquet
Ton cheveu
Comme en 1925
J'avais rêvé d'un ange
Attends, je viens
Loterie nationale
Hula Hoop
Mon homme à moi
Au zoo de Vincennes
Hello le soleil brille From The Bridge on the River Kwai
#1 in France
Paris paname From Tabarin
1959 La marche des gosses #1 in France
Petite Fleur
Salade de fruits
La fête à Loulou
Le tango ruminant
Histoire de pétrole
Le millionnaire
Tango militaire
Oh ! quelle nuit
Rock-a-longa tango
Le ballon bleu
Cigarettes, Whisky et P'tites Pépées From Cigarettes, Whiskey and Wild Women
Tête folle From Tête folle
1960 À Bahia
Les papous
Dis-le, dis-le moi
Le vieux pianola
Ole, tango
Allez, Hop
1964 Six Roses
1965 Le p'tit coup de chance with Bourvil
1968 Petite Fleur
1970 Le chouchou de mon coeur 40 000 singles sold / #19 in France
1972 Hello, Dolly
1974 La bonne du curé 3 000 000 singles sold / #1 in France / Platinum
1975 Frida Oum Papa 303 000 singles sold / #4 in France
À la rentrée 80 000 singles sold / #20 in France
Ya Kasiti
1976 La Bébête 181 000 singles sold / #11 in France
Ça ira mieux demain 95 000 singles sold / #16 in France
Nini la Chance 75 000 singles sold / #20 in France
Dis, pourquoi tu me bats Léon ?
1977 L'huluberlu 80 000 singles sold / #19 in France
1978 Qui qu'en veut 109 000 singles sold / #18 in France
La Madam' 90 000 singles sold / #19 in France
1979 Le Kazou 153 000 singles sold / #12 in France
1981 Tata Yoyo 800 000
Papa banjo,Maman violon
1982 Si j'étais le Soleil Credits of Madame S.O.S.
Nini Pompon
1985 Cho Ka Ka O 2 500 000


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