Head of Paris's famed Moulin Rouge cabaret dies at 83
Published on Jan 15, 2013 6:09 AM
PARIS (AFP) - Jacki Clerico, who headed the Paris cabaret Moulin Rouge for 50 years and revived its famed revues featuring plumed can-can dancers, has died at 83, the establishment said on Monday.
The Moulin Rouge in Paris's vibrant Pigalle district has become synonymous with the can-can and was immortalised in the Oscar-nominated 2001 film of the same name.
Founded in 1889, the establishment became a place where the working classes rubbed shoulders with the aristocracy and is now one of the city's major tourist attractions.
Mr Clerico, who was suffering from cancer, died on Sunday in the American Hospital in the posh Paris suburb of Neuilly.
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