Eddy Marnay
Background information
Born18 December 1920
Algiers, Algeria
OriginFrench Algeria
Died3 January 2003 (aged 82)
Paris, France
OccupationsSongwriter, singer
Years active1940s–2003

Edmond Bacri known by the professional name Eddy Marnay (Algiers, 18 December 1920 – 3 January 2003), was a French songwriter. In his career, he wrote more than 4000 songs, including works for Édith Piaf, Frida Boccara and Céline Dion. He was joint winner, as lyricist, of the Eurovision Song Contest in 1969 for "Un Jour, Un Enfant", sung by Frida Boccara.[1] He also wrote the title song for Charlie Chaplin's 1957 film A King in New York.

Céline Dion named one of her twin sons after him in 2010,[2] as Marnay produced and helped write Dion's first five records.[3]


  1. ^ "Eurovision Song Contest History: Frida Boccara: Un Jour, Un Enfant, France, 1969". Eurovision Song Contest. Retrieved 2012-05-30.
  2. ^ "Céline's Boys: Eddy & Nelson - Vogue.it" (in Italian). Retrieved 2018-10-27.
  3. ^ Staff, From; Reports, Wire (2003-01-06). "Eddy Marnay, 82; French Lyricist Also Wrote for Celine Dion". Los Angeles Times. ISSN 0458-3035. Retrieved 2018-10-27.

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