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Yves Montand

Name at birth: Ivo LiviYves Montand was a popular french nightclub singer and movie actor, most famous for his dramatic role in the 1953 thriller The Wages of Fear. Born in Italy, his family fled to F…

Yves Montand Biography

Yves Montand(Ivo Livi)actor, singerBorn: 10/13/1921Birthplace: Monsummano Alto, Italy A protege of singer Edith Piaf, Montand gained international recognition for his role in the thriller The …

Brewer's: Yves

(St.) (1 syl.). Patron saint of lawyers, being himself a lawyer. As he used his knowledge of the law in defending the oppressed, he is called in Brittany “the poor man's advocate.&#82…

Yves Saint Laurent,

premier French fashion designer, announced his retirement in January, ending a 40-plus-year career as a trendsetting couturier. Saint Laurent introduced the chic beatnik look of the 1960s and…

Jacques-Yves Cousteau

Jacques Cousteau was the most famous undersea explorer in the world, known by his dozens of books and films from the 1950s until his death in 1997. The co-inventor of the aqualung (an underwater brea…

Yves Saint-Laurent Biography

fashion designerDied: June 1, 2008Best Known as: French fashion designer Deathplace: Paris, France Yves Saint-Laurent was a French fashion designer who establi…

Demi Moore Biography

Demi Moore(Demetria Guynes)actressBorn: 11/11/1962Birthplace: Roswell, New Mexico Film and television actress who played Jackie Templeton on General Hospital (1981–83) before she becam…

Ricardo Montalban Biography

Ricardo Montalban(Ricardo Gonzalo Pedro Matalban y Merino)actorBorn: 11/25/1920Birthplace: Mexico City, Mexico A Mexican native with an easygoing manner, dark-eyed intensity, and a lyrical Spanish acc…

1956 Cannes Film Festival

Palme d'OrThe Silent World, Jacques Yves Cousteau and Louis Malle (France)Special Jury PrizeThe Mystery of Picasso, Henri-Georges Clouzot (France)Best ActressSusan Hayward, I'll Cry Tomorrow (…

2005 Nobel Prize Winners

Peace: Mohamed ElBaradei (Egypt) and International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) for “their efforts to prevent nuclear energy from being used for military purposes and to ensure that nucle…