Ivo Livi, 13 October 1921, Monsummano Terme, Pistoia, Tuscany, Italy, d. 9 November 1991, Senlis, Oise, Picardie, France. Montands Italian parents moved to France where his father became a leader in the French Communist Party. Yves was also later a member of the party until the Soviet invasion of Czechoslovakia in 1968. As a young man he worked in Marseilles, France, as a hairdresser. In the late 40s and 50s he appeared in films, among them Étoile Sans Lumière aka Star Without Light (1946), LIdoel (1948), Souvenirs Perdus aka Lost Souvenirs (1950), Paris Chante Toujours! aka Paris Still Sings! (1952), Le Salaire De La Peur aka The Wages Of Fear (1953), and the films that drew international attention, Tempi Nostri aka A Slice Of Life and LAir De Paris (both 1954, singing on the soundtrack of the latter). He also narrated the 1957 documentary Django Reinhardt. In the 60s and beyond, Montand appeared in Lets Make Love (1960,...
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