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Albina Du Boisrouvray
COUNTESS ALBINA DU BOISROUVRAY (born 1941) is a former journalist and film producer who has become a global philanthropist and social entrepreneur working with AIDS
AIDS
victims and impoverished communities around the world. She is the founder of FXB International , a non-governmental organization established in memory of her son, François-Xavier Bagnoud. Du Boisrouvray is the grandchild of the Bolivian King of Tin, Simón Patiño . She is the cousin of Prince Rainier of Monaco and godmother to Charlotte Casiraghi , daughter of Princess Caroline of Monaco . CONTENTS * 1 Early life and education * 2 Career * 2.1 FXB International * 3 Awards and recognition * 4 Personal life * 5 References * 6 External links EARLY LIFE AND EDUCATIONShe is the daughter of Count Guy de Jacquelot du Boisrouvray (died 1980) and Luz Mila Patiño Rodríguez
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Wallis Simpson
WALLIS, DUCHESS OF WINDSOR (born BESSIE WALLIS WARFIELD; also known by her married names of WALLIS SPENCER and WALLIS SIMPSON; 19 June 1896 – 24 April 1986) was an American socialite whose intended marriage to King Edward VIII caused him to abdicate his throne . Wallis's father died shortly after her birth, and she and her widowed mother were partly supported by their wealthier relatives. Her first marriage, to U.S. naval officer Win Spencer , was punctuated by periods of separation and eventually ended in divorce. In 1934, during her second marriage, to Ernest Simpson , she allegedly became the mistress of Edward, then Prince of Wales
Prince of Wales
. Two years later, after Edward's accession as King of the United Kingdom , Wallis divorced her second husband in order to marry Edward
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University Of Michigan
The UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN (U-M, UM, UMICH, or U OF M), frequently referred to simply as "MICHIGAN," is a public research university in Ann Arbor, Michigan
Ann Arbor, Michigan
, United States. Founded in 1817 in Detroit
Detroit
as the Catholepistemiad, or University of Michigania, 20 years before the Michigan
Michigan
Territory became a state, the University of Michigan
Michigan
is the state's oldest university. In 1821, the university was officially renamed the University of Michigan. It moved to Ann Arbor in 1837 onto 40 acres (16 ha) of what is now known as Central Campus
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AIDS
HUMAN IMMUNODEFICIENCY VIRUS INFECTION AND ACQUIRED IMMUNE DEFICIENCY SYNDROME (HIV/AIDS) is a spectrum of conditions caused by infection with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). Following initial infection, a person may not notice any symptoms or may experience a brief period of influenza-like illness . Typically, this is followed by a prolonged period with no symptoms. As the infection progresses, it interferes more with the immune system , increasing the risk of common infections like tuberculosis , as well as other opportunistic infections , and tumors that rarely affect people who have working immune systems. These late symptoms of infection are referred to as acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS). This stage is often also associated with weight loss
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Harvard University
HARVARD UNIVERSITY is a private Ivy League
Ivy League
research university in Cambridge, Massachusetts
Cambridge, Massachusetts
, established in 1636, whose history, influence, and wealth have made it one of the world's most prestigious universities. Established originally by the Massachusetts
Massachusetts
legislature and soon thereafter named for clergyman John Harvard (its first benefactor), Harvard is the United States\' oldest institution of higher learning , and the Harvard Corporation (formally, the President and Fellows of Harvard College) is its first chartered corporation . Although never formally affiliated with any denomination , the early College primarily trained Congregational and Unitarian clergy. Its curriculum and student body were gradually secularized during the 18th century, and by the 19th century, Harvard had emerged as the central cultural establishment among Boston elites
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Sotheby's
SOTHEBY\'S /ˈsʌðəbiz/ is a British multinational corporation headquartered in New York City
New York City
. One of the world's largest brokers of fine and decorative art , jewelry , real estate , and collectibles , Sotheby's
Sotheby's
operation is divided into three segments: auction , finance, and dealer. The company’s services range from corporate art services to private sales. Sotheby's
Sotheby's
is the world’s fourth oldest auction house in continuous operation, with 90 locations in 40 countries. As of December 2011, the company had 1,446 employees worldwide. It is the world's largest art business with global sales in 2011 totalling $5.8 billion. Sotheby's
Sotheby's
was established on 11 March 1744 in London
London
. The American holding company was initially incorporated in August 1983 in Michigan
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Simone Signoret
SIMONE SIGNORET (French: ; 25 March 1921 – 30 September 1985) was a French cinema actress often hailed as one of France's greatest film stars. She became the first French person to win an Academy Award , for her role in Room at the Top (1959). In her lifetime she also received two Césars , three BAFTAs , an Emmy , a Cannes Film Festival Award , the Silver Bear for Best Actress awards, a NBR Award and a Golden Globe nomination. CONTENTS * 1 Early life * 2 Career * 3 Personal life * 4 Filmography * 5 Television award * 6 Popular culture * 7 See also * 8 References * 8.1 Notes * 8.2 Bibliography * 9 External links EARLY LIFESignoret was born SIMONE HENRIETTE CHARLOTTE KAMINKER in Wiesbaden , Germany, to André and Georgette (Signoret) Kaminker, as the eldest of three children, with two younger brothers
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Catherine Deneuve
CATHERINE DENEUVE (French: ; born 22 October 1943) is a French actress as well as an occasional singer, model and producer. She gained recognition for her portrayal of aloof, mysterious beauties for various directors, including Luis Buñuel
Luis Buñuel
, Francois Truffaut and Roman Polanski
Roman Polanski
. In 1985, she succeeded Mireille Mathieu
Mireille Mathieu
as the official face of Marianne
Marianne
, France's national symbol of liberty. A 14-time César Award
César Award
nominee, she won for her performances in Truffaut's The Last Metro (1980) and Régis Wargnier
Régis Wargnier
's Indochine (1992). She is also noted for her support for a variety of liberal causes
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Sophie Marceau
SOPHIE MARCEAU (French pronunciation: ​ ; born SOPHIE DANIèLE SYLVIE MAUPU; 17 November 1966) is a French actress, director, screenwriter, and author. As a teenager, Marceau achieved popularity with her debut films La Boum (1980) and La Boum 2 (1982), receiving a César Award for Most Promising Actress . She became a film star in Europe with a string of successful films, including L\'Étudiante (1988), Pacific Palisades (1990), Fanfan (1993), and Revenge of the Musketeers (1994). Marceau became an international film star with her performances in Braveheart (1995), Firelight (1997), and the 19th James Bond film The World Is Not Enough (1999)
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Police Python 357
POLICE PYTHON 357 (also known as The Case Against Ferro) is a 1976 French crime-thriller film written and directed by Alain Corneau . It is an adaptation of the storyline of Kenneth Fearing 's novel, The Big Clock . CAST * Yves Montand as Inspector Marc Ferrot * François Périer as Police Commissioner Ganay * Simone Signoret as Thérèse Ganay * Stefania Sandrelli as Sylvia Leopardi * Mathieu Carrière as Inspector Ménard * Vadim Glowna as Inspector Abadie * Claude Bertrand as Merchant of pigs * Serge Marquand as "The Red"REFERENCES * ^ Paolo Mereghetti. Il Mereghetti. B.C. Dalai Editore, 2010. ISBN 8860736269 . * ^ Alison Smith. French Cinema in the 1970s: The Echoes of May. Manchester University Press, 2005
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Yves Montand
IVO LIVI, better known as YVES MONTAND (French pronunciation: ​ ; 13 October 1921 – 9 November 1991), was an Italian-French actor and singer. CONTENTS * 1 Early life * 2 Career * 3 Personal life * 4 Filmography * 5 Discography * 6 References * 7 External links EARLY LIFEMontand was born Ivo Livi in Monsummano Terme
Monsummano Terme
, Italy, to Giovanni Livi, a broom manufacturer. , and Giuseppina Simoni, a devout Catholic , while her husband held strong Communist beliefs. Montand's family left for France in 1923 because of Italy's Fascist regime. He grew up in Marseille
Marseille
, where, as a young man, he worked in his sister's beauty salon (Salon de Coiffure), and later on the docks. He began a career in show business as a music-hall singer. In 1944, he was discovered by Édith Piaf
Édith Piaf
in Paris and she made him part of her act
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Chevalier Des Arts Et Des Lettres
Commandeur Officier Chevalier Ribbon bars of the order The ORDRE DES ARTS ET DES LETTRES (Order of Arts and Letters ) is an Order of France, established on 2 May 1957 by the Minister of Culture , and its supplementary status to the Ordre national du Mérite was confirmed by President Charles de Gaulle in 1963. Its purpose is the recognition of significant contributions to the arts, literature, or the propagation of these fields. Its origin is attributed to the Order of Saint-Michel (established 1 August 1469) as acknowledged by French government sources. CONTENTS * 1 Background * 2 Members of the order * 3 See also * 4 References BACKGROUNDFrench government guidelines stipulate that citizens of France must be at least thirty years old, respect French civil law, and must have, "significantly contributed to the enrichment of the French cultural inheritance" to be considered for award
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Montreal
MONTREAL (/ˌmʌntriˈɒl/ ( listen ); French: ( listen ); officially MONTRéAL) is the most populous municipality in the Canadian province of Quebec
Quebec
and the second-most populous municipality in Canada
Canada
as a whole. Originally called Ville-Marie , or "City of Mary", it is named after Mount Royal , the triple-peaked hill in the heart of the city. The city is centred on the Island of Montreal , which took its name from the same source as the city, and a few much smaller peripheral islands, the largest of which is Île Bizard . It has a distinct four-season continental climate with warm to hot summers and cold, snowy winters. In 2016 the city had a population of 1,704,694. Montreal's metropolitan area had a population of 4,098,927 and a population of 1,942,044 in the urban agglomeration , with all of the municipalities on the Island of Montreal included
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Ordre National Du Mérite
The NATIONAL ORDER OF MERIT (French : ORDRE NATIONAL DU MéRITE) is a French order of merit with membership awarded by the President of the French Republic , founded on 3 December 1963 by President Charles de Gaulle . The reason for the order's establishment was twofold: to replace the large number of ministerial orders previously awarded by the ministries; and to create an award that can be awarded at a lower level than the Legion of Honour
Legion of Honour
, which is generally reserved for French citizens. It comprises about 187,000 members worldwide
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Bnp Paribas
BNP PARIBAS (French pronunciation: ​ ) is an international banking group with a presence in 75 countries. It is listed on the First Market of Euronext Paris
Paris
and is included in the CAC 40
CAC 40
index . At 31 December 2016, net income attributable to equity holders was EUR7,702 million. BNP Paribas is one of the largest banks in the world . The bank serves more than 30 million customers between its retail banking networks in its four domestic markets, France
France
, Belgium
Belgium
, Italy
Italy
and Luxembourg
Luxembourg
, through several brands such as BNL , BGL BNP Paribas or BNP Paribas Fortis . The retail bank also operates in the Mediterranean region and in the west of the United States
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Valais
The CANTON OF VALAIS (French pronunciation: ​ ; German : Wallis, German pronunciation: ( listen )) is one of the 26 cantons of Switzerland
Switzerland
, situated in the southwestern part of the country , around the valley of the Rhône
Rhône
from its headwaters to Lake Geneva , separating the Pennine Alps from the Bernese Alps . The canton is simultaneously one of the driest regions of Switzerland
Switzerland
in its central Rhône
Rhône
valley and among the wettest, having large amounts of snow and rain up on the highest peaks found in Switzerland. The canton of Valais
Valais
is widely known for the Matterhorn
Matterhorn
and resort towns such as Crans-Montana , Saas Fee and Zermatt
Zermatt

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