Paulo Noel, a former singer who turned comedian, died Sunday at the age of 93. He suffers from Alzheimer’s disease. From the time he was in the orphanage to the multiple scenes in Quebec, he knew how to turn his early misfortune into an idealistic trajectory, and Diane supported his love of life for 55 years.
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Paulo Noel was born on March 4, 1929, into a dysfunctional family. “My father was a bandit and my mother a prostitute,” he had already told them. Log. The situation led him to an orphanage where he was very young, where he would stay for six to thirteen years. It was here that a monk was encouraged to observe and sing his vocal talent.
As a teenager, he started working in a factory for a living, but he gave his friends the benefit of the doubt. In 1948, the Tino Rossi costume contest opened the door to CKAC Radio. He began singing in the cabaret and was identified with the covers of his idol Tino Rossi and Louis Mariano.
In the 1950s, Paulo Noel was a regular in the Montreal cabinets. He recorded the first disc, including four songs Beautiful star of love And Because I love you. Due to his romantic songs, his natural charm and his plastic beauty, he quickly gets the label as a lovely singer.
In 1954, he made his television debut on the Variety show Music-Hall on Radio-Canada. He continued his engagement in all Montreal cabinets and even made his first steps as an actor in Canadian theater, thanks to Jean Grimaldi. His popularity gradually increased and he achieved his first record success in 1956 Virgin Mary And My prayer. The following year, he was chosen as the master of ceremonies by the prestigious cabaret Casa Loma. In 1958, one of his greatest achievements, Small boatThis indicates his great passion for the sea.
However, the world of cabaret began to decline in the early 1960s. After a brief career attempt in France, Paulo Noel returned to Montreal and worked mostly in television. Most importantly, he animates Music is at the forefront At Délé-Métropole, before co-hosting, with Dominic Mitchell, daily Toast and coffee From 1965 to 1969. He was also in power Youth Music HallParticipated from 1967 to 1975, and early Tanners from us, With Pierre Marcotte and Gilles Latulipe. In 1968, he was also elected Mansier Radio-Television at the Gala des Artists.
Musically, it also manages the transition. Since the early 1970s, he has gained new popularity with songs with a sense of humor similar to popular songs. Palette, You have so many beautiful beep-bops Or Flip the flop fly.
Comedian and writer
Paulo Noel, a multidisciplinary artist, also made his mark as an actor. In 1969, he starred in the film Danger to society By Jean Martino, but he excelled as Tony Potenza in the 1999 series. Omerta, By Luc Dionne. He will play the role again in 2012 with Rene Angelil in the film of the same name. The actor has also acted in a few films. My aunt Aline, Crooked fingers Where Red hill.
Paulo Noel is also a successful writer. Published in 1980 Between love and hate: From orphanage to success, The first autobiographical account. Three years later, Between love and hate: thus changing the air, changing lifeAnd in 2012, I wanted life and life bit me. The Takers discovered when 150,000 copies of his stories came out.
If Paulo Noel had not been in love early in his life, he would have replaced it when he met Diane, his lover for over 55 years. “I was invited to attend a big party that brought together all the hairdressers in the province, but I’m really tired,” he said. Log, A few years ago. Finally, the brother of Jacques Normand, who hosted the party, persuaded me to go and I saw model Diane again. She saw that I was not turning at all and we ended the evening together. They have not left each other since that date.
However, their relationship made it very difficult to move towards in-laws who did not want an artist in the family, especially since he was 16 years older than Diane. But proof that love is uncontrollable, they have two children, Constantino and Vanessa. Paulo already has three children (Johann, Mario and Ginnett) from a previous relationship. They have eleven grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren.
For many years, Palo retired to his 300-year-old home in Saint-Denis-de-la-Boutaillerie in the Camouraska region on the banks of the Noel River.