About Coluche

Who is it?: Actor, Miscellaneous Crew, Writer
Birth Day: October 28, 1944
Birth Place:  Paris, France, France
Died On: 19 June 1986(1986-06-19) (aged 41)\nOpio, France
Birth Sign: Scorpio
Cause of death: Motorcycle crash
Occupation: Actor, Humorist

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Coluche was born on October 28, 1944 in  Paris, France, France, is Actor, Miscellaneous Crew, Writer. Coluche was born on October 28, 1944 in Paris, France as Michel Colucci. He is known for his work on Tchao pantin (1983), Vous n'aurez pas l'Alsace et la Lorraine (1977) and Le bon roi Dagobert (1984). He was married to Véronique K. Colucci. He died on June 19, 1986 in Opio, Alpes-Maritimes, France.
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Coluche won the César Award for "Best Actor" for his role in Tchao pantin (So Long, Stooge, 1983), one of his few dramatic roles.



The main-belt asteroid 170906 Coluche, discovered by Swiss Astronomer Michel Ory in 2004, was named after Coluche.


He was born on 28 October 1944, just weeks after the Liberation of Paris, in a hospital in the 14th arrondissement of the city. His mother, Simone Bouyer (called "Nonette"), worked as a florist in the Boulevard Montparnasse. His father, Honorio Colucci, from Casalvieri in Lazio, Italy, was a Painter and decorator. His father died in 1947 at age 31 from poliomyelitis; his wife struggled thereafter to raise the young Michel and his sister (Danièle, 18 months older than Michel) on a meager salary.


Coluche showed little promise at school, and left after completing his primary studies (June 1958). He tried various temporary jobs, and had several run-ins with authorities. During this time his mother bought him a guitar, which he taught himself to play. In 1964 he joined the 60th Infantry Regiment de Lons-le-Saunier, but was imprisoned for insubordination. On his return to civilian life, he worked in his mother's florist shop which she had been able to open on rue d'Aligre, and later in a larger shop which she opened near la Gare de Lyon. He found this work dull, and suddenly quit, which caused a long-lasting breach with his mother.


At the end of the 1960s he tried his luck as a singer in cafes, then turned to comedy.


In 1969, with Romain Bouteille he was present at the start of the Café de la Gare, meeting place of a group of young comedians practically all of whom were to become famous: Patrick Dewaere, Henri Guybet, Miou-Miou, Martin Lamotte, etc. Among the patrons of the Café de la Gare were Georges Moustaki, Raymond Devos, Jean Ferrat, Jacques Brel, Leni Escudero, Pierre Perret and Jean Yanne. Later they were joined by Gérard Lanvin, Renaud, Rufus, Diane Kurys, Coline Serreau, Anémone, Gérard Depardieu, Thierry Lhermitte, Josiane Balasko and Gérard Jugnot.


He went on to found another group, Le vrai chic parisien (The truly chic Parisian) and it was at this time that he met his Future wife, Véronique Kantor. They married in 1975 and had two sons, Marius and Romain Colucci. His behaviour and addictions forced him to leave the new group and launch his solo career.


In a 30 October 1980 press conference at the theatre of his one-man show, Coluche announced his candidacy for the French presidential election. He was not taken seriously until the Sunday newspaper Le Journal du Dimanche published a poll on 14 December 1980 showing Coluche supported by 16% of potential voters. His "campaign" was supported and organized by Parisian publisher Charlie Hebdo, with slogans such as "Before me, France was divided in two; now it will be folded into fourths" (in French slang, "être plié en quatre" literally "to be folded into fourths" can be translated by "to roll on the floor laughing"), and "Coluche - the only candidate who has no reason to lie". However, he withdrew after pressure from serious politicians - including François Mitterrand who saw him as a menace for his own candidacy - and the murder of his manager René Gorlin.


The film Coluche : l'histoire d'un mec, directed by Antoine de Caunes and relating the events surrounding Coluche's bid for the French presidency in 1981 was released in France in October 2008. François-Xavier Demaison plays Coluche.


Coluche won the César Award for "Best Actor" for his role in Tchao pantin (So Long, Stooge, 1983), one of his few dramatic roles.


In 1984 Coluche was awarded the César Award for Best Actor for his role in the film Tchao Pantin (1983) directed by Claude Berri, a film that mirrored his chaotic personal life.


In September 1985, he launched the "Restaurants du Cœur" (usually called Restos du cœur) charity (40,000 volunteers in almost 2,500 eating establishments, which serve some 600,000 daily beneficiaries) in a speech on the radio station Europe 1. This famous speech begins "I have a little idea…" The charity collects food, money and clothes for the needy and the homeless. Each year, a fundraising concert series is presented by Singers and celebrities collectively known as Enfoirés"


In September 1985 Coluche had set a world speed record (252.087 km/hr) on a one-km track with a 750cc motorcycle. Less than a year later, at 16:35 on 19 June 1986, Coluche died crashing his Honda 1100 VFC into a truck on a bend in a road in the commune of Opio, Alpes-Maritimes in southeastern France. He was 41. This event provoked national grief and inspired the album Putain de camion ("fucking truck") by his close friend Renaud. Some conspiracy theories have since surfaced, mainly in the book Coluche, l'accident: contre-enquête, alleging that Coluche might have been murdered.


Coming from a working-class family and a background of grinding poverty, Coluche fought for the equality of citizens. A law known as the Loi Coluche was passed in 1988, allowing large tax deductions (up to 75% in some cases) for individuals or businesses that donate to specified aid agencies.


A rose is named for Coluche – it is on display in the rose garden of Tabor Park, Rennes.


On the occasion of the 30th anniversary of his death, from October 6, 2016 to January 14, 2017, an exhibition about Coluche was held in Hôtel de Ville, Paris.


In October 2016, the Hôtel de ville de Paris (5, rue de Lobau) opened an exhibition marking the 30th anniversary of his death. It focuses on his radio and movie career up to his announcement of his presidential candidacy. It runs through 7 January 2017.