Yves Montand

Born Oct 13, 1921

Yves Montand was an Italian-born French actor and singer.

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1921 Birth Born on October 13, 1921.
1923 1 Year Old Montand's family left for France in 1923 because of Italy's Fascist regime. … Read More


1944 22 Years Old In 1944, he was discovered by Édith Piaf in Paris and she made him part of her act. … Read More
1947 25 Years Old 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. … Read More
1948 26 Years Old Following the success of the recording of this song by the Sœurs Étienne in 1948, he decided to record it. … Read More
1951 29 Years Old In 1951, he married Simone Signoret, and they co-starred in several films throughout their careers.


1985 63 Years Old 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.
1986 64 Years Old 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. … Read More
1988 66 Years Old Montand's only child, Valentin, his son by his second wife, Carole Amiel, was born in 1988. … Read More
1991 70 Years Old Died on November 9, 1991.
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