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Leclerc worked at various jobs before taking jobs as a radio announcer in Quebec City and Trois-Rivières from 1934 to 1937. In 1939, he began working as a writer at Radio-Canada in Montreal, developing scripts for radio dramas, including Je me souviens. He performed some of his earliest songs there. He also acted in various dramas, including Un Homme et son péché. He published a number of his scripts and founded a performing company which presented his plays through Quebec.
In 1950, he was discovered by Paris impresario, Jacques Canetti , and performed his songs in France to great success. He signed a recording contract with Polydor Records. He returned to Quebec in 1953. In 1958, he received the top award of the Académie Charles-Cros in France for his second album. He was awarded the Order of Canada in 1971, the National Order of Quebec in 1985 and became a Chevalier of the French Légion d'honneur in 1986.
He died in his sleep on the Île d'Orléans in 1988. A monument in his memory was constructed there in 1989.
Leclerc played a major role in revitalising the Quebec folk song ("chanson") tradition. He also was a strong voice for Quebec nationalism.
Various parks, roads and schools in Quebec that have been named in his honour. The Felix Awards, given to Quebec recording artists, are named after him. In 2000, the Government of Canada honored him with his image on a Postage stamp.
- Chante ses derniers succès sur disques (1951)
- Félix Leclerc chante (1957)
- Félix Leclerc et sa guitare (1958)
- Félix Leclerc et sa guitare Vol.2 (1959)
- Félix Leclerc et sa guitare Vol. 3 (1959)
- Le roi heureux (1962)
- Félix Leclerc (1964)
- Mes premières chansons (1964)
- Moi mes chansons (1966)
- La vie (1967)
- L'héritage (1968)
- Félix Leclerc dit pieds nus dans l'aube (1969)
- J'inviterai l'enfance (1969)
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