When he was still a young boy, Montand's family left Italy to escape Mussolini's regime and moved to France where he would begin a career as a music-hall singer. In 1944 he was discovered by Edith Piaf in Paris and she made him part of her act, becoming his mentor and lover.
He would go on to international recognition, starring in numerous films. In 1951 Montand married the actress Simone Signoret, co-starring several times with her until her death in 1985. The following year, a 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 Gerard Depardieu and Manon des Sources co-starring Emmanuelle Beart.
He was nominated for Best Actor in 1980 for the film I comme Icare and again in 1984 for Garçon !
In his later years, he maintained a home in Provence until his death. He is buried in the Père Lachaise Cemetery, Paris, France.
Films include IP5 (1991), Jean de Florette (1986), Manon des Sources (1986), Garçon ! (1983), I comme Icare (1979), Le Fond de L'air Est Rouge (1977), Vincent, François, Paul...Et les Autres (1974), État de Siège (1973), César et Rosalie (1972), Tout va Bien (1972), L'Aveu (1970), Le Cercle Rouge (1970), L'Aveu (1969), Z (1968), Vivre pour Vivre (1967), La Guerre est finie (1966), Compartiment tueurs (1965), La Grande Strada Azzurra (1957), Le Salaire de la Peur (1953) and Les Portes de la Nuit (1946).
Yves Montand Facts
|Birth Name||Ivo Livi|
|Birthday||October 13, 1921|
|Birthplace||Monsummano Alto, Tuscany, Italy|
|Date of death||November 9, 1991 (age 70)|
|Height||6' 2" (1m88) How tall is Yves Montand compared to you?|