Poterat, Louis

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Poterat, Louis Gender: M
Louis Eugène Bernard Poterat
born on 2 June 1901 at 13:30 (= 1:30 PM )
Place Troyes, France, 48n18, 4e05
Timezone LST m2e2015 (is standard time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Geslain
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_gemcol.18.gif 11°17' s_mo.18.gif s_sagcol.18.gif 12°54 Asc.s_libcol.18.gif 03°21'


French lyricist.

He first wrote for local revues, where he found his interest in song-writing. He adapted foreign-language works, and entered the film company Pathé-Marconi to write a series of film lyrics. His first great successes dated to the end of the 1930s, and were his adaptations of foreign-language songs into French.

In 1943 he wrote Valse des regrets to Johannes Brahms's Waltz in A-flat major (number 15 in his Opus 39, Sixteen Waltzes for piano), which became a great success for Georges Guétary. At the end of the 1940s he frequently collaborated with Henri Bourtayre, notably on the operetta "Miss Cow-Boy".

He died in Geneva in 1982.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • Death, Cause unspecified 1982

Source Notes

Birth certificate in Didier Geslain archive, 'chanteurs' pdf file, pp. 165-166.


  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Song writer (Lyricist)