Gaston Bonheur (1913-1980)


To his real name Gaston Tesseyre, son of a couple of teachers.

There only a few months, when his father was killed at the very beginning of the great war, on September 26th 1914. The future writer learns occitan and the things of the vineyard with her grandmother Bonhoure, at which he will borrow its author's name. Gaston Bonheur in turn is writer-dialoguist for the cinema, novelist and playwright. Considered an occitan-speaking writer "Parisian", full of love for his native region, Gaston Bonheur will not be a regionalist author. Poet, he tried then to biography.

He founded the surreal Choc magazine, allowing him to rub shoulders with celebrities, like the film maker Abel Gance. Gaston Bonheur was also author of songs.

He then goes to journalism. He was hired by Pierre Lazareff as a reporter at the newspaper Paris-Soir. In 1947, Gaston Bonheur is editor at the weekly Paris Match, and a year later in 1948, he is editor of the daily newspaper Paris-Presse. Later Gaston Bonheur directs a while the empire of Jean Prouvost press namely: Télé 7 jours, Le Figaro, Paris Match, France-Soir...




Gaston Bonheur has written the words of songs present on eight 45 rpm. Mireille Mathieu, Bernard Icher show the way by Regine... 



He also saw himself as winemaker and did not hesitate to make his own wine. Here advertising in 1963.




Gaston Bonheur is buried in the cemetery of Floure (Aude), where he owned the castle. Charles Trenet, his great friend, was present at his funeral.


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Les raisins de la sagesse (1966)

Gaston Bonheur en compagnie de Marcel Jullian évoque le début de l'aviation (1976)

Le vrai "Bonheur" de Gaston (Emission 30 millions d'amis de 1976)

Promenade à Carcassonne avec Gaston Bonheur (Antenne2 Midi de 1979)


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Gaston Bonheur en entretien avec Jacques Chancel (Emission Radioscopie de 1976)

Gaston Bonheur en entretien avec Jacques Chancel (Emission Radioscopie de 1978)