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"''Gigi"'' is a 1945 novel by the French writer Colette about a wealthy cultured man of fashion who discovers he is in love with a young Parisian girl being groomed for a career as a ''grande cocotte'' and eventually marries her.

It has been made into several plays and films:

* Gigi (1948 movie) - French non-musical film starring Danièle Delorme

* Gigi (1951 play) - Broadway stage play

* Gigi (1958 film) - Academy Award winning musical film starring Leslie Caron, Louis Jourdan, and Maurice Chevalier

* Gigi (1973 play) - musical comedy play starring Alfred Drake, Daniel Massey, Agnes Moorehead, and Karin Wolfe.

* Gigi (singer) - An Ethiopian singer

The Broadway version of the play, adapted by Anita Loos, opened on November 24, 1951, starring little known actress Audrey Hepburn playing the lead character (the play ran for six months and led to Hepburn's American film debut in ''Roman Holiday''). When the same play opened in the West End of London, Leslie Caron played the lead character and this helped to propel her as the star who would be selected for the 1958 movie version.

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