Jane Bos

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Jane Bos
Born26 October 1897
Died16 April 1975 (1975-04-17) (aged 77)
Other namesJeanne Bos, Jane Boss, Paul Chantelauze
Occupation Composer
Years active1927–1946 (film)

Jane Bos (born Jane Malka-Meunier) was a French composer of film scores [1] between 1927 and 1946, an era when it was very rare for women to do so.


Born on 26 October 1897 in Marseille, she was a French composer and lyricist known by several pen names she used: Jane Bos (her preferred pseudonym) Jeanne Bos, Jane Boss and Paul Chantelauze. [2]

Apart from her work in film, Jane Bos also authored many pieces for piano, as well as songs, including some for Charles Trénet, during decades from the 1920s to the 1940s. [2]

She died on 16 April 1975 at the age of 77.

Selected filmography

She has been credited with 51 compositions for film and one soundtrack from 1931 to 1946. [3] Selected works [4] include the following.

Selected songs

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  2. 1 2 3 "BnF Catalogue général". catalogue.bnf.fr (in French). Retrieved 2020-09-30.
  3. "Jane Bos". IMDb. Retrieved 2019-11-18.
  4. "Ciné-ressources : le catalogue collectif des bibliothèques et archives de cinéma". www.cineressources.net. Retrieved 2020-09-30.