Robert Billaudot was the brother of fellow tennis player Gérard Billaudot and helped him run the family’s music publishing business, later renamed Gérard Billaudot Éditeur (Gérard Billaudot Publishers), which their father had bought in the late 1890s. From the internet: Robert wed twice: to Michèle Berrurier and then to Lucienne Duparcq. During the Second World War, as an escaped prisoner, he sought refuge in Lyon, where it is presumed he created a branch of the firm at 4 rue Sainte-Catherine, an address still found on some of the publishing house’s old scores from that period. He withdrew from publishing in 1957 for health reasons, leaving his brother Gérard the property and direction of the publishing company. But Robert did not stop for all that, and alongside a quadriplegic, participated in founding the support association for the handicapped at the hospital in Garches, outside of Paris, an activity to which he devoted his time up until his death.
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