Childhood and Family by Yves Montana

Yves Montand - childhood and family

The boy was born in Italy and was the third child in a family of Italian Jews. Mom always called him Ivo. Last name of the singer at birth - Lavi. Almost immediately after the birth of the third child, the parents decided to immigrate to America, but because of the difficulties that had arisen, they moved to France. The father was a communist and thus saved the family from the power of the fascists.
Yves Montand "Under the sky of Paris" (Old Paris)
Ivo had an older sister and brother who left school early to help their parents. When the boy was eleven, he also stopped his studies and got a job. Working at the factory, he gave the money to his family, only saving a little to save for a movie ticket. His craving for cinema was insurmountable. Buying the cheapest tickets, the boy managed to review all the Hollywood films that were shown in cinemas at that time. Sister Ivo had a small barber shop. When he grew up, he began to help her.
At seventeen, the young man first appeared before the public, singing a few songs before the beginning of a film show at the cinema. It was immediately clear that his singing was pleasant. The beginner singer came up with his pseudonym Yves Montand and continued to perform.

The beginning of the career of singer and actor Yves Montana

At first, the parents thought it was not a serious occupation for the younger son, but when he started receiving about fifty francs in a week, their opinion changed. He spoke, and his admirers began to appear. In 1940, he worked as a hammerman for some time, but continued to rehearse.
Yves Montand and Marilyn MonroeYves Montand and Marilyn Monroe
In 1944, Yves was called up for the “Youth Constructions”, which at that time in France were an alternative to military service.

Edith Piaf in the life of Montana

A significant meeting took place at Montana in 1944, when he spoke at the Moulin Rouge. In the same concert took part already famous at the time Edith Piaf. Romantic relations arose between them.
Piaf helped the novice singer in the formation of his stage character, gave a lot of advice relating to the behavior both on stage and in society. With its help, Montand reworked his repertoire.
It took quite a bit of time, and thanks to Edith the singer turned into a professional. He was already a mature, discreet performer with an expressive manner of performance. They performed a lot together, until the singer decided to break off all relations with Montana.
It should be noted that the unprecedented popularity of the singer contributed greatly to his origin. He was accepted as his, as an equal. The press of the time compared the new popular singer with Charles Trenet.
Yves Montand - Fallen Leaves
Without the help of Piaf, the singer was able to realize his childhood dream - he began acting in films. The first film with his participation was "Star without sky." In the same year he played in the film “Gates of the Night”, and a year later in “Idol”. The first roles were played unprofessionally, but later on the audience could see the actor already revealed in the frame.

Best songs and movies by Yves Montana

In 1948, Yves met a pianist by the name of Bob Castell, with whom he later worked for a long time. Bob took the singer to Jacques Préver. This poet wrote more than one song for Montana.
Since 1950, the singer began to perform a lot. These were great solo programs. At the same time, he starts shooting again.In 1950, the audience saw the film “Lost Souvenirs”, a year later - “The Red Tavern”, and then “Paris always sings!” In 1953, the film “Paying for fear” was released, which was marked by the Cannes Film Festival, and Montana established itself in the eyes critics and viewers like a dramatic actor.
In 1953, Yves returned to the speeches. Often it was the stage of the Etoile Theater. They had a whole series of evenings. For six months, the singer performed two hundred times. Eve was a triumphant success. After this series of evenings, a music disc appeared on which this concert was recorded. The singer was on top of popularity.

Numerous tours: Yves Montand in the USSR

In 1956, Ive visited the USSR. This caused a whole wave of criticism. His performances were an extraordinary success. This was followed by a trip to Germany, Poland and other Eastern European countries. Everywhere he was well received.
Yves Montand with his wife Simone SignoretYves Montand with his wife Simone Signoret
The trip with concerts to America took place only in 1959. The singer was not given a visa, which was due to his political views. Once in the US with a tour, Montan was a resounding success. In the American press, the singer was called a sex symbol, which greatly surprised Montana.Shortly after such a successful trip, Yves received an invitation to play in the movie “Making Love”, where Marilyn Monroe herself starred with him.
In 1963, the singer, together with his wife, went back to the USSR, but this time they were guests of a film festival held there.

The return of Montana to the cinema, new roles

Despite the success of Montana on stage, his craving for cinema only intensified. In the late sixties, he began to act a lot, and concert activity went into the background. Montand was filmed by famous directors, films with his participation were almost constantly shown in cinemas.

Death Eve Montana

The singer and actor continued to act until death. He died with pneumonia during the filming of the “IT: 5” motion picture, resulting in a heart attack. He had to re-shoot the same episode several times, where his hero enters the water. Due to the fact that the water was icy, the actor fell ill. He became ill on the set and was taken to a hospital. The next day, Montana is gone.
Yves Montand - Lonely accordion

Personal life of Yves Montana

Montand was a heartbreaker. It should be noted his romantic relationship with Edith Piaf, which lasted about two years and were interrupted on the initiative of the singer.
I met my wife at the beginning of 1950.Her name is Simone Signoret. At that time, this actress was married and raised a daughter. For some time they met, and then Simon divorced, and they were able to register their marriage. They did not have joint children. Often spouses performed together, and Simone was known for no less than her husband. Señore died in the 1985th year.
After the death of his wife, Yves became close with his secretary, who had worked for him since 1982. Her name is Karol Amiel. It was she who gave birth to his only son Montana. He was named Valentine. Yves was older than his new sweetheart for more than fifty years. the birth of a son was happiness, since Montana no longer expected that he would one day become a father. He bought a spacious apartment, where he lived with his son and Karol.
It is known that during joint filming with Marilyn Monroe in a movie with the title “Let's Make Love”, a romantic relationship arose between them. The press could not but write, there was a lot of noise. The wife of the singer because of this hobby Montana, almost divorced him. After completing the filming, Yves returned home, Simone was able to forgive him.
The ashes of the singer were exhumed, since by court decision it was necessary to conduct a genetic examination in order to determine Montana’s kinship with a certain Aurora Drossard, the daughter of one of his lovers.This examination of the singer’s paternity did not confirm, so her claims of inheritance were unfounded.

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