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Patrick BRUEL

French Patrick BRUEL

born Patrick BENGUIGUI

French singer-songwriter, actor and professional poker player

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Born: on May 14, 1959 in Tlemcen, Algeria  (61 years)


Patrick is the son of Pierre Benguigui and Augusta Kammoun, daughter of Elie and Céline ben Sidoun.

In his youth, Bruel aspired to be a football player, but decided instead to pursue singing after seeing Michel Sardou in 1975. His first success came as an actor, in 1979's Le Coup de sirocco. He continued acting in films, on television, and in the theater while pursuing his singing career. His first single, "Vide" ("Empty"), released in 1982, was not a success, but the follow-up, "Marre de cette nana-là" ("Fed up with that chick"), was a hit.

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See Also :

- Category Actor, Singer & Musician, Poker player