Brief essay about the tumultuous life of this French singer who "legend has it ... was born on a Parisian street corner. ... In reality, Edith Giovanna Gassion was born on December 19, 1915 in the Hospital Tenon." Includes photos of the street corner where Piaf was allegedly born, the building she lived in for many years, and her grave in Paris. From Gadfly Online, an online magazine.