Albert WiIllemetz was born in a Parisian family , feb.14th 1887.
His outstanding ability to say everything in verse, starts from school , where he was simultaneously with Sacha Guitry, his best friend.
CARMEN is the revelation of his
vocation at 13 years old : his father, Edouard, asks him to study
He arrives one hour late to the State Department Concours : the examinator replies : " do you think you are in the administration yet ?"
The end of the 14-18 war starts
with PHI-PHI and many other sucessful musical comedies. It is
interesting for non present successful authors to notice that
the coming of PHI-PHI was not an immediate success.
Albert Willemetz with Sacha Guitry
With his theater Bouffes Parisiens,
he creates main Jean Cocteau plays and in the nice drawing on
the left page, you can read " Merci " with a great
" M " ("THANKS"): the date of 1941 speaks
In 1951, he creates the Charity "Comité du Coeur " to help actors and artist. Maurice Chevalier will give his house of Cannes, an important real estate , to this charity.
He is the only president of SACEM
and CISAC not to be able to read music .
Claude has a son Albert : the reception for the recent born child gathers more than 1000 friends of Albert Willemetz . What a wonderful life to have reach to get so many friends !
drawing by Jean Cocteau 1941
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