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Ivo Livi, better known as Yves Montand
Yves Montand
(French pronunciation: ​[iv mɔ̃tɑ̃]; 13 October 1921 – 9 November 1991), was an Italian-French actor and singer.


1 Early life 2 Career 3 Personal life 4 Filmography 5 Discography 6 References 7 External links

Early life[edit] Montand was born Ivo Livi in Monsummano Terme, Italy, to Giovanni Livi, a broom manufacturer,[1][2][3] and Giuseppina Simoni, a devout Catholic, while her husband held strong Communist beliefs.[1] Montand's family left for France in 1923 because of Italy's Fascist regime.[4] He grew up in 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.[citation needed] Career[edit]

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Montand went on to international recognition as a singer and actor, starring in numerous films. His recognizably crooner songs, especially those about Paris, became instant classics. He was one of the most famous performers at Bruno Coquatrix's famous Paris Olympia
Paris Olympia
music hall, and toured with musicians including Didi Duprat. In October 1947, he sang Mais qu'est-ce que j'ai ? (music by Henri Betti and lyrics by Édith Piaf) at the Théâtre de l'Étoile. The composer of this song had him offer also sing C'est si bon he had written but Yves Montand refused. Following the success of the recording of this song by the Sœurs Étienne in 1948, he decided to record it. During his career, Montand acted in a number of American motion pictures as well as on Broadway. He was nominated for a César Award for "Best Actor" in 1980 for I comme Icare and again in 1984 for Garçon! In 1986, after his international box-office draw power had fallen off considerably, the 65-year-old Montand gave one of his most memorable performances, as the scheming uncle in the two-part film: Jean de Florette, co-starring Gérard Depardieu, and Manon des Sources, co-starring Emmanuelle Béart. The film was a worldwide critical hit and raised Montand's profile in the US, where he made an appearance on Late Night with David Letterman.[5] Personal life[edit] In 1951, he married Simone Signoret, and they co-starred in several films throughout their careers. The marriage was, by all accounts, fairly harmonious, lasting until her death in 1985, although Montand had a number of well-publicized affairs, notably with Marilyn Monroe, with whom he starred in one of her last films, Let's Make Love. Montand's only child, Valentin, his son by his second wife, Carole Amiel, was born in 1988. In a paternity suit that rocked France, another woman accused Montand of being the father of her daughter and went to court to obtain a DNA
sample from him. Montand refused, but the woman persisted after his death. In a court ruling that made international headlines, the woman won the right to have Montand exhumed and a sample taken.[6] The results indicated that he was probably not the girl's biological father.[7] Signoret and Montand had a home in Autheuil-Authouillet, Normandy, where the main village street is named after him. In his later years he maintained a home in St Paul de Vence, Provence, until his death from a heart attack.[8] In an interview, Jean-Jacques Beineix said, "[H]e died on the set [of IP5: The Island of Pachyderms]... On the very last day, after his very last shot. It was the very last night and we were doing retakes. He finished what he was doing and then he just died. And the film tells the story of an old man who dies from a heart attack, which is the same thing that happened!"[9] Montand is interred next to his first wife, Simone Signoret, in Père Lachaise Cemetery
Père Lachaise Cemetery
in Paris. In 2004, Catherine Allegret, the daughter of Montand's first wife Simone Signoret, alleged in her autobiography "Un Monde a L'envers" (A World Upside Down), that she had been sexually abused by her stepfather at the age of five[10] and that he had a "more than equivocal attitude to her" as she got older.[11] However she also claimed to have been reconciled to him in the latter years of his life.[12] Filmography[edit]

Yves Montand
Yves Montand
as Formula One
Formula One
driver Jean-Pierre Sarti in Grand Prix, 1966

Year Title Role Director Notes

1941 La Prière aux étoiles Un gars dans le café Marcel Pagnol Uncredited

1946 Star Without Light Pierre Marcel Blistène

Gates of the Night Jean Diego Marcel Carné

1948 L'idole Fontana Alexander Esway

1950 Souvenirs perdus (fr) Raoul Christian-Jaque (segment "Le violon")

1951 The Red Inn Singing Commentator Claude Autant-Lara Voice

Paris Is Always Paris Himself Luciano Emmer cameo appearance

Paris Still Sings Himself Pierre Montazel

1953 Le salaire de la peur Mario Henri-Georges Clouzot

Saluti e baci Himself Maurice Labro and Giorgio Simonelli Uncredited

1954 Tempi Nostri Vasco Alessandro Blasetti and Paul Paviot

1955 Napoléon François Joseph Lefebvre Sacha Guitry

Heroes and Sinners Michel Rivière Yves Ciampi

Marguerite de la nuit Monsieur Léon Claude Autant-Lara

1957 The Wolves Ricuccio Giuseppe De Santis

Les Sorcières de Salem John Proctor Raymond Rouleau

La grande strada azzurra Giovanni Squarciò Gillo Pontecorvo

1958 Premier mai (fr) Jean Meunier Luis Saslavsky

1959 Legge, La Matteo Brigante Jules Dassin

1960 Let's Make Love Clement / Dumas George Cukor

1961 Sanctuary Candy Man Tony Richardson

Goodbye Again Roger Demarest Anatole Litvak

1962 My Geisha Paul Robaix Jack Cardiff

1963 Le Joli Mai Narrator Chris Marker

1965 Compartiment tueurs Inspector Grazziani Costa-Gavras

1966 La guerre est finie Diego Mora Alain Resnais

Is Paris Burning? Sgt. Marcel Bizien René Clément

Grand Prix Jean- Pierre Sarti John Frankenheimer

1967 Vivre pour vivre Robert Colomb Claude Lelouch

1968 Mr. Freedom Captain Formidable William Klein cameo appearance, Uncredited

Un soir, un train Mathias André Delvaux

1969 Le Diable par la queue (fr) Baron César Maricorne Philippe de Broca

Z Grigoris Lambrakis Costa-Gavras

1970 L'Aveu Gérard Costa-Gavras

On a Clear Day You Can See Forever Marc Chabot Vincente Minnelli

Le Cercle Rouge Jansen Jean-Pierre Melville

1971 La folie des grandeurs Blaze Gérard Oury

1972 Tout va bien Himself Jean-Luc Godard
Jean-Luc Godard
and Jean-Pierre Gorin

César et Rosalie César Claude Sautet

État de Siège Philip Michael Santore Costa-Gavras

1973 Le Fils (fr) Ange Orahona Pierre Granier-Deferre

1974 Chance and Violence Laurent Bermann Philippe Labro

Vincent, François, Paul...et les autres Vincent Claude Sautet

1975 Section spéciale Un milicien Costa-Gavras Uncredited

Le Sauvage Martin Jean-Paul Rappeneau

1976 Police Python 357 Inspecteur Marc Ferrot Alain Corneau

Le Grand Escogriffe Morland Claude Pinoteau

A Butterfly in the Night Himself Armando Bó Voice

1977 La Menace Henri Savin Alain Corneau

Le fond de l'air est rouge Narrator Chris Marker

Jacques Prévert Himself Jean Desvilles

1978 Roads to the South Jean Larrea Joseph Losey

1979 Clair de femme Michel Follin Costa-Gavras

I as in Icarus Henri Volney Henri Verneuil

1981 Le Choix des armes Noël Durieux Alain Corneau

1982 Tout feu, tout flamme Victor Valance Jean-Paul Rappeneau

1983 Garçon! Alex Claude Sautet

1986 Jean de Florette César Soubeyran Claude Berri

Manon des Sources

1988 Trois places pour le 26 Himself Jacques Demy

1991 Netchaïev est de retour (fr) Pierre Marroux Jacques Deray

1992 IP5: L'île aux pachydermes (fr) Léon Marcel Jean-Jacques Beineix (final film role)


1952: Chante (Odéon) 1953: Chante ses dernières créations (Odéon) 1953: Chante Paris (Odéon) 1953: Récital au Théâtre de l'Étoile 1953 (Odéon, live) 1954: Chante ses derniers succès (Odéon) 1954: # 54 (Odéon) 1955: Chansons populaires de France (Odéon) 1957: 13 ans déjà ! (Odéon) 1958: Dix chansons pour l'été (Odéon) 1958: Succès du Récital 1958 au Théâtre de L'Étoile (Odéon) 1958: Récital 1 + Récital 2 (Philips) 1958: Étoile 58 (Philips) 1960: Dansez avec Yves Montand
Yves Montand
(Philips) 1961: Rengaine ta rengaine (Philips) 1962: Chante Prévert (Philips) 1962: Récital 63 – Intégral du Théâtre de l'Étoile (Philips, live) 1967: 7 (Philips) 1968: La Bicyclette (Philips) 1968: Le Paris de... (Philips) 1968: À l'Olympia (Philips, live) 1970: On a Clear Day You Can See Forever (Columbia, soundtrack with Barbra Streisand) 1972: Dans son dernier "One man show" intégral (CBS, live) 1974: Montand de mon temps (CBS or TriStar Music) 1981: D'hier et d'aujourd'hui (Philips) 1981: Le disque de la paix (Philips) 1982: Olympia 81 (Philips) 1983: In English (Philips) 1984: Chante David Mc Neil (Philips) 1988: Trois places pour le 26 (Philips, w/ Mathilda May, soundtrack) 1993: Les années Odéon – 1945–1958 (Columbia, 9-CD boxset) 1997: Plaisirs inédits (Universal) 2000: Et la fête continue – Intégrale 1945–1949 – Vol. 1 (Frémeaux) 2001: Inédits, rares & indispensables (Mercury, 4-CD boxset) 2004: Sensationnel – Intégrale 1949–1953 – Vol. 2 (Frémeaux) 2007: Une étoile à l'Étoile – Intégrale 1953–1954 – Vol. 3 (Frémeaux, live)


^ a b Montand, Yves; Hervé Hamon; Patrick Rotman (1992). You see, I haven't forgotten. Knopf. pp. 4–30. ISBN 0679410120.  ^ Rosen, Marjorie (25 November 1991). "Adieu, Yves". People. 36 (20).  ^ " Yves Montand
Yves Montand
– Obituary". The Telegraph. 11 November 1991.  ^ Hodgson, Moira (5 September 1982). " Yves Montand
Yves Montand
– From The Music Hall to the Met". The New York Times.  ^ " Late Night with David Letterman
Late Night with David Letterman
(a Guest Stars & Air Dates Guide)". Retrieved 14 May 2013.  ^ "Body of Entertainer Montand Exhumed". Los Angeles Times. 12 March 1998. Retrieved 20 August 2012.  ^ Rachel G. Fuchs (2008). Contested Paternity: Constructing Families in Modern France. JHU Press. p. 272. ISBN 0801898161.  ^ Yves Montand. Internet Movie Database ^ "The Return of Jean-Jacques Beineix, Pt. II", Video Business, 5 June 2009. Retrieved 17 June 2009. ^ "Actress says cinema idol stepfather abused her". The Irish Independent. 30 September 2004. Retrieved 10 January 2015.  ^ Catherine Allegret details her relations with Montand L'Obs, 1 October 2004 (French); retrieved 19 October 2017 ^ Interview with Catherin Allegret Psychologie, October 2004 (French); retrieved 19 October 2017

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"Les Feuilles mortes" ("Autumn Leaves ") "Mais qu’est-ce que j’ai?" ("What Can I Do?") "C'est si bon" "Maître Pierre" ("The Windmill Song") "Rien dans les mains, rien dans les poches" "Sous le ciel de Paris"

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David di Donatello
David di Donatello
Award for Best Foreign Actor

Laurence Olivier
Laurence Olivier
(1957) Marlon Brando
Marlon Brando
/ Charles Laughton
Charles Laughton
(1958) Jean Gabin
Jean Gabin
(1959) Cary Grant
Cary Grant
(1960) Charlton Heston
Charlton Heston
(1961) Anthony Perkins
Anthony Perkins
/ Spencer Tracy
Spencer Tracy
(1962) Gregory Peck
Gregory Peck
(1963) Fredric March
Fredric March
/ Peter O'Toole
Peter O'Toole
(1964) Rex Harrison
Rex Harrison
(1965) Richard Burton
Richard Burton
(1966) Richard Burton
Richard Burton
/ Peter O'Toole
Peter O'Toole
(1967) Warren Beatty
Warren Beatty
/ Spencer Tracy
Spencer Tracy
(1968) Rod Steiger
Rod Steiger
(1969) Dustin Hoffman
Dustin Hoffman
/ Peter O'Toole
Peter O'Toole
(1970) Ryan O'Neal
Ryan O'Neal
(1971) Chaim Topol
Chaim Topol
(1972) Yves Montand
Yves Montand
/ Laurence Olivier
Laurence Olivier
(1973) Al Pacino
Al Pacino
/ Robert Redford
Robert Redford
(1974) Burt Lancaster
Burt Lancaster
/ Jack Lemmon
Jack Lemmon
/ Walter Matthau
Walter Matthau
(1975) Jack Nicholson
Jack Nicholson
/ Philippe Noiret
Philippe Noiret
(1976) Dustin Hoffman
Dustin Hoffman
/ Sylvester Stallone
Sylvester Stallone
(1977) Richard Dreyfuss
Richard Dreyfuss
(1978) Richard Gere
Richard Gere
/ Michel Serrault
Michel Serrault
(1979) Dustin Hoffman
Dustin Hoffman
/ Jack Lemmon
Jack Lemmon
(1980) Burt Lancaster
Burt Lancaster
(1981) Klaus Maria Brandauer
Klaus Maria Brandauer
(1982) Paul Newman
Paul Newman
(1983) Woody Allen
Woody Allen
(1984) Tom Hulce
Tom Hulce
(1985) William Hurt
William Hurt
(1986) Dexter Gordon
Dexter Gordon
(1987) Michael Douglas
Michael Douglas
(1988) Dustin Hoffman
Dustin Hoffman
(1989) Philippe Noiret
Philippe Noiret
(1990) Jeremy Irons
Jeremy Irons
(1991) John Turturro
John Turturro
(1992) Daniel Auteuil
Daniel Auteuil
(1993) Anthony Hopkins
Anthony Hopkins
(1994) John Travolta
John Travolta
(1995) Harvey Keitel
Harvey Keitel

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Film Society of Lincoln Center
Film Society of Lincoln Center
Gala Tribute Honorees

Charlie Chaplin
Charlie Chaplin
(1972) Fred Astaire
Fred Astaire
(1973) Alfred Hitchcock
Alfred Hitchcock
(1974) Joanne Woodward
Joanne Woodward
and Paul Newman
Paul Newman
(1975) George Cukor
George Cukor
(1978) Bob Hope
Bob Hope
(1979) John Huston
John Huston
(1980) Barbara Stanwyck
Barbara Stanwyck
(1981) Billy Wilder
Billy Wilder
(1982) Laurence Olivier
Laurence Olivier
(1983) Claudette Colbert
Claudette Colbert
(1984) Federico Fellini
Federico Fellini
(1985) Elizabeth Taylor
Elizabeth Taylor
(1986) Alec Guinness
Alec Guinness
(1987) Yves Montand
Yves Montand
(1988) Bette Davis
Bette Davis
(1989) James Stewart
James Stewart
(1990) Audrey Hepburn
Audrey Hepburn
(1991) Gregory Peck
Gregory Peck
(1992) Jack Lemmon
Jack Lemmon
(1993) Robert Altman
Robert Altman
(1994) Shirley MacLaine
Shirley MacLaine
(1995) Clint Eastwood
Clint Eastwood
(1996) Sean Connery
Sean Connery
(1997) Martin Scorsese
Martin Scorsese
(1998) Mike Nichols
Mike Nichols
(1999) Al Pacino
Al Pacino
(2000) Jane Fonda
Jane Fonda
(2001) Francis Ford Coppola
Francis Ford Coppola
(2002) Susan Sarandon
Susan Sarandon
(2003) Michael Caine
Michael Caine
(2004) Dustin Hoffman
Dustin Hoffman
(2005) Jessica Lange
Jessica Lange
(2006) Diane Keaton
Diane Keaton
(2007) Meryl Streep
Meryl Streep
(2008) Tom Hanks
Tom Hanks
(2009) Michael Douglas
Michael Douglas
(2010) Sidney Poitier
Sidney Poitier
(2011) Catherine Deneuve
Catherine Deneuve
(2012) Barbra Streisand
Barbra Streisand
(2013) Rob Reiner
Rob Reiner
(2014) Robert Redford
Robert Redford
(2015) Morgan Freeman
Morgan Freeman
(2016) Robert De Niro
Robert De Niro
(2017) Helen Mirren
Helen Mirren

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Cannes Film Festival jury presidents


Georges Huisman (1946) Georges Huisman (1947) Georges Huisman (1949) André Maurois
André Maurois
(1951) Maurice Genevoix
Maurice Genevoix
(1952) Jean Cocteau
Jean Cocteau
(1953) Jean Cocteau
Jean Cocteau
(1954) Marcel Pagnol
Marcel Pagnol
(1955) Maurice Lehmann
Maurice Lehmann
(1956) André Maurois
André Maurois
(1957) Marcel Achard (1958) Marcel Achard (1959) Georges Simenon
Georges Simenon
(1960) Jean Giono (1961) Tetsurō Furukaki (1962) Armand Salacrou (1963) Fritz Lang
Fritz Lang
(1964) Olivia de Havilland
Olivia de Havilland
(1965) Sophia Loren
Sophia Loren
(1966) Alessandro Blasetti (1967) André Chamson
André Chamson
(1968) Luchino Visconti
Luchino Visconti
(1969) Miguel Ángel Asturias
Miguel Ángel Asturias
(1970) Michèle Morgan
Michèle Morgan
(1971) Joseph Losey
Joseph Losey
(1972) Ingrid Bergman
Ingrid Bergman
(1973) René Clair
René Clair
(1974) Jeanne Moreau
Jeanne Moreau


Tennessee Williams
Tennessee Williams
(1976) Roberto Rossellini
Roberto Rossellini
(1977) Alan J. Pakula
Alan J. Pakula
(1978) Françoise Sagan
Françoise Sagan
(1979) Kirk Douglas
Kirk Douglas
(1980) Jacques Deray (1981) Giorgio Strehler (1982) William Styron
William Styron
(1983) Dirk Bogarde
Dirk Bogarde
(1984) Miloš Forman
Miloš Forman
(1985) Sydney Pollack
Sydney Pollack
(1986) Yves Montand
Yves Montand
(1987) Ettore Scola
Ettore Scola
(1988) Wim Wenders
Wim Wenders
(1989) Bernardo Bertolucci
Bernardo Bertolucci
(1990) Roman Polanski
Roman Polanski
(1991) Gérard Depardieu
Gérard Depardieu
(1992) Louis Malle
Louis Malle
(1993) Clint Eastwood
Clint Eastwood
(1994) Jeanne Moreau
Jeanne Moreau
(1995) Francis Ford Coppola
Francis Ford Coppola
(1996) Isabelle Adjani
Isabelle Adjani
(1997) Martin Scorsese
Martin Scorsese
(1998) David Cronenberg
David Cronenberg
(1999) Luc Besson
Luc Besson


Liv Ullmann
Liv Ullmann
(2001) David Lynch
David Lynch
(2002) Patrice Chéreau
Patrice Chéreau
(2003) Quentin Tarantino
Quentin Tarantino
(2004) Emir Kusturica
Emir Kusturica
(2005) Wong Kar-wai
Wong Kar-wai
(2006) Stephen Frears
Stephen Frears
(2007) Sean Penn
Sean Penn
(2008) Isabelle Huppert
Isabelle Huppert
(2009) Tim Burton
Tim Burton
(2010) Robert De Niro
Robert De Niro
(2011) Nanni Moretti
Nanni Moretti
(2012) Steven Spielberg
Steven Spielberg
(2013) Jane Campion
Jane Campion
(2014) Joel and Ethan Coen (2015) George Miller (2016) Pedro Almodóvar
Pedro Almodóvar
(2017) Cate Blanchett
Cate Blanchett

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Presidents of the César Awards ceremonies

Jean Gabin
Jean Gabin
(1976) Lino Ventura
Lino Ventura
(1977) Jeanne Moreau
Jeanne Moreau
(1978) Charles Vanel
Charles Vanel
(1979) Jean Marais
Jean Marais
(1980) Yves Montand
Yves Montand
(1981) Orson Welles
Orson Welles
(1982) Catherine Deneuve
Catherine Deneuve
(1983) Gene Kelly
Gene Kelly
(1984) Simone Signoret
Simone Signoret
(1985) Madeleine Renaud
Madeleine Renaud
and Jean-Louis Barrault
Jean-Louis Barrault
(1986) Sean Connery
Sean Connery
(1987) Miloš Forman
Miloš Forman
(1988) Peter Ustinov
Peter Ustinov
(1989) Kirk Douglas
Kirk Douglas
(1990) Sophia Loren
Sophia Loren
(1991) Michèle Morgan
Michèle Morgan
(1992) Marcello Mastroianni
Marcello Mastroianni
(1993) Gérard Depardieu
Gérard Depardieu
(1994) Alain Delon
Alain Delon
(1995) Philippe Noiret
Philippe Noiret
(1996) Annie Girardot
Annie Girardot
(1997) Juliette Binoche
Juliette Binoche
(1998) Isabelle Huppert
Isabelle Huppert
(1999) Alain Delon
Alain Delon
(2000) Daniel Auteuil
Daniel Auteuil
(2001) Nathalie Baye
Nathalie Baye
(2002) — (2003) Fanny Ardant
Fanny Ardant
(2004) Isabelle Adjani
Isabelle Adjani
(2005) Carole Bouquet
Carole Bouquet
(2006) Claude Brasseur
Claude Brasseur
(2007) Jean Rochefort
Jean Rochefort
(2008) Charlotte Gainsbourg
Charlotte Gainsbourg
(2009) Marion Cotillard
Marion Cotillard
(2010) Jodie Foster
Jodie Foster
(2011) Guillaume Canet
Guillaume Canet
(2012) Jamel Debbouze
Jamel Debbouze
(2013) François Cluzet
François Cluzet
(2014) Dany Boon
Dany Boon
(2015) Claude Lelouch
Claude Lelouch
(2016) – (2017)

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