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Henri Blondeau

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Henri Blondeau
Full Name  Henri Marie Gabriel Blondeau
Born  5 August 1841Paris
Occupation  Playwright, librettist, chansonnier
Died  4 May 1925, Asnières-sur-Seine, France

Henri Marie Gabriel Blondeau (5 August 1841 – 4 May 1925) was a French playwright, librettist and chansonnier, famous for his song Frou-frou.


A clerk by a stockbroker, he became known in the early 1860s by his ditties in the cafés-concerts. With his friend Hector Monréal, they would collaborate during 40 years on the stages.

His plays were presented on the most significant Parisian stages of the 19th century including the Théâtre de l'Ambigu-Comique, Théâtre des Folies-Dramatiques, Théâtre des Variétés, Théâtre du Château d'Eau.

In 1870, during the Paris Commune, and in association with Monréal, he ran a satirical newspaper called the Fils du Père Duchêne illustré.


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