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Simone Signoret

Actress
Female
Born Mar 25, 1921

Simone Signoret 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. In her lifetime she also received a César, three BAFTAs, an Emmy, a Golden Globe, Cannes Film Festival recognition and the Silver Bear for Best Actress.… Read More

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CHILDHOOD

1921 Birth Born on March 25, 1921.

TWENTIES

1942 21 Years Old In 1942, she began appearing in bit parts and was able to earn enough money to support her mother and two brothers as her father, who was a French patriot, had fled the country in 1940 to join General De Gaulle in England. … Read More

THIRTIES

1951 30 Years Old …  Her second marriage was to the Italian-born French actor Yves Montand in 1951, a union which lasted until her death. … Read More
1958 37 Years Old In 1958, Signoret acted in the English independent film, Room at the Top (1959), which won her numerous awards including the Best Female Performance Prize at Cannes and the Academy Award for Best Actress. … Read More

FORTIES

1965 44 Years Old She was offered films in Hollywood, but turned them down, continuing to work in France and England—notably opposite Laurence Olivier in Term of Trial (1962)—until 1965.
1969 48 Years Old Earning another Oscar nomination for her work on what would be Vivien Leigh's final film—Columbia Pictures' Ship of Fools, also starring Lee Marvin—Signoret appeared in a few other Hollywood films before returning to France in 1969. … Read More

LATE ADULTHOOD

1985 65 Years Old …  She also wrote a novel, Adieu Volodya, published in 1985, the year of her death.
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