Frida Boccara was a French singer of Italian descent and born in Casablanca, who performed and recorded in a number of languages, including French, Spanish, English, Italian, German, Dutch and Russian. In 1964, Boccara had submitted the song “Autrefois” to the French Eurovision Song Contest selection panel, but she was unsuccessful. Five years later, at the Eurovision Song Contest 1969, she represented France performing “Un jour, un enfant” . Her song shared first place along with the entries from the Netherlands, the UK, and Spain.Songwriter Eddy Marnay was her professional partner (most of the songs performed by Boccara were written by him), but she also performed songs composed by other composers. She recorded several songs and albums during the 70’s. Boccara renewed her links with Eurovision by participating in the French national finals of 1980 and 1981 However, she failed to win bothe years.
Frida Boccara died in 1996 in Paris, France, aged 55, from a pulmonary infection, after some health problems.