• Yves Montand

    1921 - 1991

    Yves Montand (1921 - 1991)

    Montand was born Ivo Livi in Monsummano Terme, Italy, to Giuseppina (née Simoni) and Giovanni Livi, a broommaker. Giuseppina was a devout Catholic, while Giovanni held strong Communist beliefs. Montand’s family left for France in 1923 because of Italy’s Fascist regime. He grew up in Marseille, where, as a young man, he worked in his […]

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  • Yves Robert

    1920 - 2002

    Yves Robert (1920 - 2002)

    Yves Robert (19 June 1920 – 10 May 2002) was a French actor, screenwriter, director, and producer. Robert was born in Saumur, Maine-et-Loire. In his teens, he went to Paris to pursue a career in acting, starting with unpaid parts on stage in the city’s various theatre workshops. From ages 12–20 he set type as a […]

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  • Yvette Lebon

    1910 - 2014

    Yvette Lebon (1910 - 2014)

    Actress. A noted beauty of her day, she is remembered for her numerous French cinematic appearances during the 1930s and beyond as well as for her rather colorful private life. Born Simone Lebon, she studied art and trained as a dancer prior to her 1931 silver screen bow in “Left Bank”. Through the next few […]

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  • Yvette Vickers

    1928 - 2011

    Yvette Vickers (1928 - 2011)

    Playboy Playmate, Actress. She appeared as the Playboy “Playmate of the Month” for the July 1959 issue, and she was also  well-known for her roles in B-movie cult classics such as,  “Attack of the 50 Foot Woman” (1958) as Honey Parker, and in 1959 she played the role of Liz Walker in “Attack of the […]

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  • Yvette Wilson

    1964 - 2012

    Yvette Wilson (1964 - 2012)

    Before she started her career in the entertainment business, Yvette Wilson attended San Jose State University and majored in communications. Wilson first entered comedy when she lost a bet and had to perform as a stand-up comedian at a friend’s club. She decided to make a living off comedy and never turned back. Her big break […]

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  • Yvonne Brill

    1924 - 2013

    Yvonne Brill (1924 - 2013)

    Yvonne Brill was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Her parents were immigrants from Belgium. She attended the University of Manitoba, but was barred from studying engineering because of her gender, so she studied chemistry and mathematics.  Brill’s work in satellite propulsion systems resulted in a number of significant developments. She developed the concept for a new rocket […]

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  • Yvonne Craig

    1937 - 2015

    Yvonne Craig (1937 - 2015)

    Yvonne Craig was born in Taylorville, Illinois, and was raised in Columbus, Ohio.[citation needed] In 1951, her family moved the Oak Cliff neighborhood in Dallas, Texas, where she attended WH Adamson High School and then Sunset High School, from which she did not technically graduate due to the lack of “a single PE credit”.  After […]

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  • Yvonne De Carlo

    1922 - 2007

    Yvonne De Carlo (1922 - 2007)

    Actress. Born Peggy Yvonne Middleton in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, she attended dancing school supported by her mother, and at 18 they traveled to Hollywood where she worked as a both a hat check chorus girl until she won a bit part in a musical short “I Look at You,” in 1941. She appeared unbilled […]

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  • Yvonne Howell

    1905 - 2010

    Yvonne Howell (1905 - 2010)

    Actress. She performed in a number of Mack Sennet’s silent features in the late 1920s. Born Julia Rose Shevlin, she moved to Hollywood at 10 with her mother, actress Alice Howell. Taking her mother’s name professionally she made her ‘official’ silver screen bow in 1924 with “Harem Follies”, though she had been seen in such […]

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  • Yvonne Printemps

    1894 - 1977

    Yvonne Printemps (1894 - 1977)

    Yvonne Printemps was born in Ermont, a northern suburb of Paris, as Yvonne Wigniolle (some sources give Wignolle or Wigniole). Despite the misgivings of what she later described as “my highly bourgeois family”, she made her debut as a performer at the age of 12 in a revue at La Cigale in Paris. The music […]

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  • Yvonne Wignolle Printemps

    1895 - 1977

    Yvonne Wignolle Printemps (1895 - 1977)

    Singer, Actress. Born Ermont Yvonne Willigniolle Dupre, she earned the nickname “printemps” (“spring”) for her cheerful personality. She rose to fame while dancing in cabaret and performing on Broadway. Some of her motion pictures include “Le Voyage en Amérique” (1951; “Voyage to America”), “La Valse de Paris” (1949; “The Paris Waltz”); “Les Condamnés” (1948; “The […]

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