The biography of Fernandel by Martin Pénet , illustrated by FabCaro and accompanied by 2 compact discs.
Before becoming a popular screen star , Fernandel started as a singer in Marseille and then in Paris. Heir to the comic troupers of the beginning of the century, with a southern accent and teeth to boot, he then broadened his repertoire with song-plays treated in the mode of derision, where the sometimes strong comedy often allows tenderness to emerge. By cultivating a certain silliness, Fernandel put the public on his side. Above all an actor, he was appreciated for his diction , his precise gestures and above all his physique , which over the years became a real brand image, which earned him a lasting triumph in the cinema.