|Birthname||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)|
|Astrology data||11°17' 12°54 Asc. 03°21'|
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.
- Death, Cause unspecified 1982
Birth certificate in Didier Geslain archive, 'chanteurs' pdf file, pp. 165-166.
- Vocation : Entertain/Music : Song writer (Lyricist)