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Jacques Brel (I) (1929–1978)


One of the most popular singers of French songs. After a childhood full of boredom and normality, Brel started to work in his father's cardboard factory. But he wanted a different kind of life. He had been writing songs all his life and in the early 1950s he went to Paris. After a few years he became hugely successful. His songs include 'Amsterdam... See full bio »

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Groundhog Day
Groundhog Day Soundtrack
(1993)
Taxi 4
Taxi 4 Soundtrack
(2007)
Diana
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(2013)
Law of Desire
Law of Desire Soundtrack
(1987)

Filmography

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 2016 Puoli seitsemän (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #8.40 (2016) ... (writer: "Kuolevainen" (Le Moribond))
  Sonidos Del Lago (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode, 2016) (music - 1 episode, 2016)
- Jaramar & Caída Libre (2016) ... (lyrics: "Ne me Quitte pas") / (music: "Ne me Quitte pas")
  Transparent (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode, 2016) (music - 1 episode, 2016)
- Elizah (2016) ... (lyrics: "Ne me Quitte pas" - uncredited) / (music: "Ne me Quitte pas" - uncredited)
  Jean-Claude Van Johnson (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode, 2016) (music - 1 episode, 2016) (performer - 1 episode, 2016)
- Pilot (2016) ... (lyrics: "Ne me Quitte pas" - uncredited) / (music: "Ne me Quitte pas" - uncredited) / (performer: "Ne me Quitte pas" - uncredited)
 2016 Fragments of Love (lyrics: "Ne me Quitte pas") / (music: "Ne me Quitte pas")
  Morfi, todos a la mesa (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode, 2016) (music - 1 episode, 2016)
- Episode dated 28 April 2016 (2016) ... (lyrics: "Ne me Quitte pas") / (music: "Ne me Quitte pas")
 2016 Na vode (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- Svet patrí tem... (2016) ... (music: "Léta prázdnin (Le Moribond)")
 2015 U2: Innocence + Experience, Live in Paris (TV Movie documentary) (writer: "Seasons In The Sun")
 2015 Goedenavond, Dames en Heren (TV Series) (writer - 3 episodes)
- De jubileumshow (2015) ... (writer: "Liefde van Later" - uncredited)
- Laat me niet alleen (2015) ... (writer: "Laat me niet alleen (Ne me quite Pas)" - uncredited)
- De ontdekking (2015) ... (writer: "Een vriend zien huilen kan ik niet" - uncredited)
 2015 La fin du dragon (Short) (performer: "La ville s'endormait") / (writer: "La ville s'endormait")
 2015 t Schaep met de 5 pooten (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- België (2015) ... (writer: "Liefde van Later" - uncredited)
 2015 Voyage en Chine (performer: "Vesoul") / (writer: "Vesoul")
  Mr. Robot (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode, 2015) (music - 1 episode, 2015)
- eps1.0_hellofriend.mov (2015) ... (lyrics: "If you go Away" (Ne me Quitte pas)) / (music: "If you go Away" (Ne me Quitte pas))
 2014 My Beautiful Broken Brain (Documentary) (lyrics: "Ne me Quitte pas") / (music: "Ne me Quitte pas")
  The Leftovers (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode, 2014) (music - 1 episode, 2014)
- The Prodigal Son Returns (2014) ... (lyrics: "Ne me Quitte pas" - uncredited) / (music: "Ne me Quitte pas" - uncredited)
  Pretty Little Liars (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode, 2014) (music - 1 episode, 2014)
- Taking This One to the Grave (2014) ... (lyrics: "Ne me Quitte pas" - uncredited) / (music: "Ne me Quitte pas" - uncredited)
 2014 Sangue Azul (writer: "Le Plat Pays")
  So You Think You Can Dance (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode, 2014) (music - 1 episode, 2014) (performer - 1 episode, 2011) (writer - 1 episode, 2011)
- Top 18 Perform, 2 Eliminated (2014) ... (lyrics: "Ne me Quitte pas") / (music: "Ne me Quitte pas")
- Two of 10 Voted Off (2011) ... (performer: "Les Bourgeois") / (writer: "Les Bourgeois")
  Gent de paraula (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2014) (writer - 1 episode, 2014)
- Episode #4.13 (2014) ... (performer: "Amsterdam") / (writer: "Amsterdam")
 2013 Juke-Box (Short) (lyrics: "Ne me Quitte pas") / (music: "Ne me Quitte pas")
  HaKochav HaBa (TV Series) (lyrics - 2 episodes, 2013) (music - 2 episodes, 2013)
- Episode #1.9 (2013) ... (lyrics: "Ahava Bat Esrim") / (music: "Ahava Bat Esrim")
- Episode #1.7 (2013) ... (lyrics: "Ne me Quitte pas") / (music: "Ne me Quitte pas")
 2013 Secondaire V (Documentary) (performer: "La chanson des vieux amants")
 2013 The Blue Black Hussar (Documentary) (writer: "Jacky")
 2013 Dom Hemingway ("La Fanette")
 2013 Diana (lyrics: "Ne me Quitte pas") / (music: "Ne me Quitte pas") / (performer: "Ne me Quitte pas")
  33 revolucions (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode, 2013) (music - 1 episode, 2013)
- Anna Roig i l'Ombre de ton chien (2013) ... (lyrics: "Ne me Quitte pas") / (music: "Ne me Quitte pas")
 2013 Vive la France ("Les prénoms de Paris")
  La chanson de l'année (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode, 2012) (music - 1 episode, 2012)
- La chanson de l'année 2012 (2012) ... (lyrics: "Quand on n'a que l'Amour") / (music: "Quand on n'a que l'Amour")
 2012 One Hit Wonderland (TV Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode)
- Kung Fu Fighting by Carl Douglas (2012) ... (writer: "Seasons in the Sun")
 2012 A Kiss and a Promise (writer: "Ne Me Quite Pas")
  Person of Interest (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode, 2012) (music - 1 episode, 2012)
- Flesh and Blood (2012) ... (lyrics: "Ne me Quitte pas" - uncredited) / (music: "Ne me Quitte pas" - uncredited)
  Banda sonora (TV Series) (lyrics - 3 episodes, 2007 - 2012) (music - 3 episodes, 2007 - 2012) (performer - 2 episodes, 2007 - 2008)
- Episode #8.9 (2012) ... (lyrics: "Ne me Quitte pas") / (music: "Ne me Quitte pas")
- Episode #2.9 (2008) ... (lyrics: "Ne me Quitte pas") / (music: "Ne me Quitte pas") / (performer: "Ne me Quitte pas")
- Episode #1.13 (2007) ... (lyrics: "Ne me Quitte pas") / (music: "Ne me Quitte pas") / (performer: "Ne me Quitte pas")
 2012 Glück (lyrics: "Ne me Quitte pas") / (music: "Ne me Quitte pas")
  No me la puc treure del cap (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode, 2012) (music - 1 episode, 2012) (performer - 1 episode, 2012)
- Desamor (2012) ... (lyrics: "Ne me Quitte pas") / (music: "Ne me Quitte pas") / (performer: "Ne me Quitte pas")
  Absolutely Fabulous (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode, 2012) (music - 1 episode, 2012)
- Job (2012) ... (lyrics: "Ne me Quitte pas" - uncredited) / (music: "Ne me Quitte pas" - uncredited)
 2011 Núria Feliu 50-70 (TV Movie) (writer: "El clar país")
 2010 Toast (TV Movie) (lyrics: "If you go Away" (Ne me Quitte pas)) / (music: "If you go Away" (Ne me Quitte pas))
 2010 Leila (lyrics: "Quand on n'a que l'Amour") / (music: "Quand on n'a que l'Amour")
 2010 Estradilla: Pate Mustajärvi N.Y.T. (TV Movie documentary) (writer: "N.Y.T.")
 2010 One Night Only: Barbra Streisand and Quartet at the Village Vanguard - September 26,2009 (Video) (lyrics: "If you go Away" (Ne me Quitte pas)) / (music: "If you go Away" (Ne me Quitte pas))
  Cinquentinha (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode, 2009) (music - 1 episode, 2009)
- Episode #1.1 (2009) ... (lyrics: "Ne me Quitte pas") / (music: "Ne me Quitte pas")
 2009 Do Começo ao Fim (lyrics: "Ne me Quitte pas") / (music: "Ne me Quitte pas")
 2009 Dzi Croquettes (Documentary) (writer: "Ne Me Quite Pas")
 2009 This Beat Goes On: Canadian Pop Music in the 1970s (TV Movie documentary) (writer: "Seasons in the Sun")
  Queens of British Pop (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode, 2009) (music - 1 episode, 2009)
- Episode #1.1 (2009) ... (lyrics: "If you go Away (Ne me Quitte pas)") / (music: "If you go Away (Ne me Quitte pas)")
 2008 Loquillo leyenda urbana (Documentary) (writer: "Con elegancia")
 2008 Diary of a Nymphomaniac (performer: "La Chanson Des Vieux Amants") / (writer: "La Chanson Des Vieux Amants")
 2008 Flashbacks of a Fool (lyrics: "Fils de...")
 2008 Guter Junge (TV Movie) (writer: "Amsterdam")
  Queridos Amigos (TV Mini-Series) (lyrics - 1 episode, 2008) (music - 1 episode, 2008)
- Episode #1.1 (2008) ... (lyrics: "Ne me Quitte pas") / (music: "Ne me Quitte pas")
 2008 Bienvenue chez les Ch'tis (writer: "Le plat pays" (1962))
  Pauw & Witteman (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode, 2007) (music - 1 episode, 2007)
- Episode #2.49 (2007) ... (writer: "Le plat pays")
- Episode #2.30 (2007) ... (music: "Mijn vlakke land")
  Les grands du rire (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode, 2007) (music - 1 episode, 2007) (performer - 1 episode, 2007) (writer - 1 episode, 2007)
- Episode dated 27 October 2007 (2007) ... (lyrics: "Quand on n'a que l'Amour", "Ne me Quitte pas") / (music: "Quand on n'a que l'Amour", "Ne me Quitte pas") / (performer: "Jacky", "Quand on n'a que l'Amour", "Vesoul", "Amsterdam", "Ne me Quitte pas") / (writer: "Jacky", "Vesoul", "Amsterdam")
 2007 José Carreras - Energia (Video) (writer: "Mon enfance", "La chanson des vieux amants")
 2007 El pasado (lyrics: "Ne me Quitte pas") / (music: "Ne me Quitte pas") / (performer: "Ne me Quitte pas")
  Inspector Lewis (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode, 2007) (music - 1 episode, 2007)
- Old School Ties (2007) ... (lyrics: "If you go Away (Ne me Quitte pas)") / (music: "If you go Away (Ne me Quitte pas)")
 2007 Taxi 4 (lyrics: "Ne me Quitte pas") / (music: "Ne me Quitte pas") / (performer: "Ne me Quitte pas")
  TeleMonegal (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode, 2006) (music - 1 episode, 2006) (performer - 1 episode, 2006)
- Episode #3.16 (2006) ... (lyrics: "Ne me Quitte pas") / (music: "Ne me Quitte pas") / (performer: "Ne me Quitte pas")
 2005 Rocío... siempre (TV Movie) (lyrics: "A que no te vas" (Ne me Quitte pas)) / (music: "A que no te vas" (Ne me Quitte pas))
 2005 Cançons per no oblidar, el disc de la Marató (TV Movie) (lyrics: "No em deixis, no" (Ne me Quitte pas)) / (music: "No em deixis, no" (Ne me Quitte pas)) / (performer: "No em deixis, no" (Ne me Quitte pas))
 2005 Peindre ou faire l'amour (performer: "Les Marquises") / (writer: "Les Marquises")
 2005 Jaurès, naissance d'un géant (TV Movie) (writer: "Jaurès")
 2005 Jacques Brel op de Marquisen (TV Movie documentary) (lyrics: "Ne me Quitte pas", "La Quete") / (music: "Ne me Quitte pas") / (performer: "Ne me Quitte pas", "L'Homme de la Mancha", "Une Ile", "Jojo", "La Quete", "Les Marquises") / (writer: "L'Homme de la Mancha", "Une Ile", "Jojo", "Le Bon Dieu", "Les Marquises")
 2003 High Chaparall (TV Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode)
- Steve-O (2003) ... (writer: "Seasons in the sun")
  Nouvelle Star (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode, 2003) (music - 1 episode, 2003)
- Episode #1.12 (2003) ... (lyrics: "Quand on n'a que l'Amour") / (music: "Quand on n'a que l'Amour")
 2003 Perduto amor (writer: "Lombardia - Le Plat Pays")
  Cuéntame (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode, 2003) (music - 1 episode, 2003) (performer - 1 episode, 2003)
- Área de castigo (2003) ... (lyrics: "Ne me Quitte pas") / (music: "Ne me Quitte pas") / (performer: "Ne me Quitte pas")
 2003 Benjamim (lyrics: "Ne me Quitte pas") / (music: "Ne me Quitte pas") / (performer: "Ne me Quitte pas")
 2002 Merci Docteur Rey (lyrics: "If you go Away" (Ne me Quitte pas)) / (music: "If you go Away" (Ne me Quitte pas))
 2002 Remains (Short) (lyrics: "If you go Away" (Ne me Quitte pas)) / (music: "If you go Away" (Ne me Quitte pas))
 2002 Piedras (performer: "Les vieux") / (writer: "Les vieux")
 2002 Cherish (writer: "Seasons in the Sun")
 2002 Pumpkin (lyrics: "If you go Away" (Ne me Quitte pas)) / (music: "If you go Away" (Ne me Quitte pas))
 2001 Barend en Van Dorp (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 8 November 2001 (2001) ... (writer: "La valse a mille temps" (uncredited), "Voir un ami pleurer")
 2001 Presença de Anita (TV Mini-Series) (lyrics: "Ne me Quitte pas" (opening theme)) / (music: "Ne me Quitte pas" (opening theme))
 2001 Phoenix Nights (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.6 (2001) ... (writer: "Seasons in the Sun" - uncredited)
 2001 Tango Kabaree (lyrics: "Älä jätä nyt" (Ne me Quitte pas)) / (music: "Älä jätä nyt" (Ne me Quitte pas))
 2000 Ha-Burganim (TV Series) (lyrics: "Ne me Quitte pas") / (music: "Ne me Quitte pas")
 2000 Top of the Pops (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 14 January 2000 (2000) ... (writer: "Seasons In The Sun")
 1997 Le bassin de J.W. (performer: "La valse à mille temps") / (writer: "La valse à mille temps")
 1996 Stars in Their Eyes (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #7.3 (1996) ... (writer: "Jacky")
 1993 Groundhog Day ("La bourree du celibataire")
 1989-1992 Mystery Science Theater 3000 (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Tormented (1992) ... (writer: "Seasons in the Sun" - uncredited)
- Mighty Jack (1989) ... (writer: "Seasons in the Sun")
 1992 La belle histoire (performer: "La Valse à Mille Temps")
 1991 Get a Life (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Chris Moves Out (1991) ... (writer: "Seasons in the Sun")
 1991 'Merci la vie' (writer: "Le bon dieu")
  Derrick (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode, 1990) (music - 1 episode, 1990)
- Solo für Vier (1990) ... (lyrics: "If you go Away" (Ne me Quitte pas)) / (music: "If you go Away" (Ne me Quitte pas))
 1989 Cheers (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Feeble Attraction (1989) ... (writer: "Seasons in the Sun" - uncredited)
 1989 Frank, Liza & Sammy: The Ultimate Event (TV Special documentary) (writer: "Mon Amour" - uncredited)
 1987 Un zoo la nuit (performer: "Voir un ami pleurer") / (writer: "Voir un ami pleurer")
 1987 Law of Desire (lyrics: "Ne me Quitte pas") / (music: "Ne me Quitte pas")
 1986 Lola (performer: "La valse a mille temps")
  De Mike Burstyn show (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode, 1979) (music - 1 episode, 1979) (writer - 1 episode, 1979)
- Episode #1.4 (1979) ... (lyrics: "If you go Away" (Ne me Quitte pas)) / (music: "If you go Away" (Ne me Quitte pas)) / (writer: "Brussel", "The Port of Amsterdam" (aka "Amsterdam"), "La chanson des vieux amants", "Les Bourgeois")
 1978 Spécial Ray Charles (TV Movie) (lyrics: "Ne me Quitte pas") / (music: "Ne me Quitte pas")
  Charlie's Angels (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode, 1977) (music - 1 episode, 1977)
- Angels on Ice (1977) ... (lyrics: "If Only We Have Love" (Quand on n'a que l'Amour)) / (music: "If Only We Have Love" (Quand on n'a que l'Amour))
 1976 Dinah! (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #3.36 (1976) ... (writer: "Fanette (La Fanette)")
 1976 The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #15.123 (1976) ... (writer: "You're Not Alone (Jef)")
 1975 Jacques Brel Is Alive and Well and Living in Paris (lyrics: "Ne me Quitte pas", "If Only we have Love" (Quand on n'a que l'Amour)) / (music: "Ne me Quitte pas", "If Only we have Love" (Quand on n'a que l'Amour)) / (performer: "Ne me Quitte pas") / (writer: "Madeleine", "Marathon (Les flamandes)", "My Childhood (Mon enfance)", "The Statue", "Brussels (Bruxelles)", "Jackie (La chanson de Jacky)", "Timid Frieda (Les timides)", "Taxicab (Le gaz)", "The Old Folks (Les vieux)", "Alone (Seul)", "Funeral Tango (Le tango funèbre)", "I Loved (J'aimais)", "Bachelor's Dance (La bourrée du célibataire)", "Amsterdam", "Desperate Ones (Les désespérés)", "Sons Of... (Fils de...)", "The Bulls (Les taureaux)", "Marieke", "Last Supper (Le Dernier Repas)", "Mathilde", "The Middle Class (Les bourgeois)", "Song of Old Lovers (La chanson des vieux amants)", "Next (Au suivant)", "Carousel (La valse à mille temps)")
 1974 The Ernie Sigley Show (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Episode dated 27 June 1974 (1974) ... (writer: "Seasons in the Sun")
- Episode dated 9 April 1974 (1974) ... (writer: "Seasons in the Sun")
 1973 Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars (Documentary) (writer: "My Death")
  The Graham Kennedy Show (TV Series) (lyrics - 2 episodes, 1972 - 1973) (music - 2 episodes, 1972 - 1973) (writer - 1 episode, 1972)
- Episode dated 20 November 1973 (1973) ... (lyrics: "If we only have Love" (Quand on n'a que l'Amour)) / (music: "If we only have Love" (Quand on n'a que l'Amour))
- Episode dated 21 November 1972 (1972) ... (lyrics: "If you go Away" (Ne me Quitte pas)) / (music: "If you go Away" (Ne me Quitte pas))
- Episode dated 21 September 1972 (1972) ... (writer: "I Loved (J'amais)")
 1973 L'emmerdeur (performer: "Knokke Le Zoute") / (writer: "La Scocciatrice (L'Emmerdeuse)", "Knokke Le Zoute")
 1973 Far West ("L'enfance", uncredited) / (lyrics: "J'arrive", "L'enfance", "Rêve d'enfance", "Un rêve grandeur nature", "Pop mod 1973", "Veillée sioux", "Une nouvelle utopie?", "Jack et Gabriel", "La Ruée vers l'ouest", "La Rue, la rencontre", "Tournedos Rossini" - uncredited) / (music: "J'arrive", "L'enfance" - uncredited) / (performer: "J'arrive" - uncredited)
 1969 Tintin et le temple du soleil (lyrics: "Ôde à la nuit", "La chanson de Zorrino") / (music: "Ôde à la nuit", "La chanson de Zorrino")
 1969 My Uncle Benjamin (performer: "Mourir pour mourir") / (writer: "Mourir pour mourir")
 1968 Nostra signora dei turchi (performer: "Bruxelles" - uncredited) / (writer: "Bruxelles" - uncredited)
 1966 Shindig! (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Shindig in Europe: Part 2 (1966) ... (writer: "The Days of the Waltz" (as "Never Trust in Time"))
  Age tendre et tête de bois (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode, 1964) (music - 1 episode, 1964) (performer - 1 episode, 1964)
- Episode dated 10 November 1964 (1964) ... (lyrics: "Les vieux") / (music: "Les vieux") / (performer: "Les vieux")
 1963 Bébert et l'omnibus (lyrics: "Ne me Quitte pas") / (music: "Ne me Quitte pas") / (performer: "Ne me Quitte pas")
 1963 Un roi sans divertissement (writer: "Pourquoi faut-il que les hommes s'ennuient?")
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(June 17 to July 13, 1969) He was composer and lyricist for the musical, "Jacques Brel Is Alive and Well and Living in Paris," at The Arena Stage Theatre. Eric Blau and Mort Shuman were the English lyricists and adapters. Moni Yakim was director. See more »

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5 Biographical Movies | 2 Print Biographies | 2 Portrayals | 4 Articles | 1 Pictorial | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

Height:

5' 11¾" (1.82 m)
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Embarked a yacht to sail around the world, but, being a heavy smoker, was diagnosed with lung cancer after reaching the Canary Islands (1973). See more »

Star Sign:

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