Pre war 'Tourlourou' (comic) in Paris. His real name was Charles-Joseph Pasquier. No success. Wrong time, wrong place. That changed two years later, when French troops had to be distracted behind WW trenches.
Polin [as La Madelon; French hit in the trenches]
Marcelly [first recording (Pathé)]
Lucien Boyer [as La Madelon de la victoire]
Lucienne Boyer [as Victoire, la fille de Madelon]
Michele France [as La Madelon de la délivrance]
Line Renaud [in film Le Madelon]