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Vincent Scotto
Vincent Scotto 02.jpg
Born April 21, 1874
Marseille, France
Died November 15, 1952 (aged 78)
Paris, France
Occupation Composer

Vincent Scotto (April 21, 1874 – November 15, 1952) was a French composer.[1]

Biography[edit]

Early life[edit]

Vincent Scotto was born on April 21, 1874 in Marseille and the latest addition to Pasquale Scotto d'Aniello and Antonia Intartaglia, from the island of Procida, located north of the Gulf of Naples.[2]

Career[edit]

He started his career in Marseille in 1906 and later moved to Paris. Over the course of a lifetime, he wrote 4,000 songs as well as sixty operettas. He was friends with Marcel Pagnol and wrote music for his films. Over time, he wrote music for about fifty films in the 1940s and 1950s, and sometimes appeared in them as an actor.[3]

In 1973, a biographical TV film was broadcast, La Vie rêvée de Vincent Scotto.[4]

Death[edit]

He died on November 15, 1952 in Paris.

Legacy[edit]

Bust of Vincent Scotto by André Arbus on the Place aux Huiles, Marseille, France

Selected filmography[edit]

References[edit]

External links[edit]


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