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Simone Signoret (March 25, 1920 - September 30, 1985), was an Academy Award-winning French actress. March 25 is the 84th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (85th in leap years). ... 1920 (MCMXX) was a leap year starting on Thursday (link will take you to calendar) // Events January January 3 - Babe Ruth is traded by the Boston Red Sox to the New York Yankees for $125,000, the largest sum ever paid for a player at that time. ... September 30 is the 273rd day of the year (274th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar, with 92 days remaining. ... This article is about the year. ... Academy Award The Academy Awards, popularly known as the Oscars, are the most prominent film awards in the United States and most watched awards ceremony in the world. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...


She was born Simone-Henriette-Charlotte Kaminker in Wiesbaden, Germany to Andre and Georgette (Signoret) Kaminker. She was the oldest child of three, with two younger brothers. Her father, a linguist who later worked in the United Nations, was a French-born Jewish army officer, who brought the family to Neuilly on the outskirts of Paris. Signoret grew up in Paris in an intellectual atmosphere and studied the English language in school, earning a teaching certificate. She tutored in English and Latin and briefly worked part-time as a typist for a French collaborationist newspaper, Le Nouveau Temps, run by Jean Luchaire. Wiesbaden is a city in central Germany. ... The following is a list of linguists, those who study linguistics. ... United Nations - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ... The word Jew ( Hebrew: יהודי) is used in a wide number of ways, but generally refers to a follower of the Jewish faith, a child of a Jewish mother, or someone of Jewish descent with a connection to Jewish culture or ethnicity and often a combination of these attributes. ... City flag City coat of arms Motto: Fluctuat nec mergitur Tossed by the waves, she does not founder Coordinates : , Time Zone : CET (GMT +1) Administration Subdivisions 20 arrondissements Département Paris (75) Région ÃŽle-de-France Mayor Bertrand Delanoë (PS) City (commune) Characteristics Land Area 86. ... The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ...


During the German occupation of France, Signoret formed close bonds with an artistic group of writers and actors who met at a cafe in the Saint-Germain-des-Prés quarter, Café de Flore. By this time, she had developed an interest in acting and was encouraged by her friends, including her lover, Daniel Gélin, to follow her ambition. In 1942, she began appearing in bit parts and was able to earn enough money to support her mother and two brothers as her father, who was Jewish and a French patriot, had fled the country in 1940 to join General DeGaulle in Britain. She took her mother's maiden name for the screen to help hide her Jewish roots. The word Jew ( Hebrew: יהודי) is used in a wide number of ways, but generally refers to a follower of the Jewish faith, a child of a Jewish mother, or someone of Jewish descent with a connection to Jewish culture or ethnicity and often a combination of these attributes. ...


Signoret's sensual features and earthy nature led to type-casting and she was often seen in prostitute roles. She won considerable attention in La Ronde (1950), a film which was banned briefly in New York state as being immoral. She won further raves, including an acting award from the British Film Academy, for her portrayal of yet another prostiute in Jacques Becker's Casque d'Or (1951). She went on to appear in many notable films in France during the 1950s including Thérèse Raquin (1953), Les Diaboliques (1954), and The Crucible (1957). Prostitution is the sale of sexual services (typically manual stimulation, oral sex, sexual intercourse, or anal sex) for cash or other kind of return, generally indiscriminately with many persons. ... La Ronde is a 1950 movie, directed by Max Ophüls based on Schnitzlers play. ... Official language(s) None, English de facto Capital Albany Largest city New York City Area  Ranked 27th  - Total 54,520 sq mi (141,205 km²)  - Width 285 miles (455 km)  - Length 330 miles (530 km)  - % water 13. ... Jacques Becker (September 15, 1906 - February 21, 1960) was a French screenwriter and film director. ... Les Diaboliques is a black-and-white film directed by Henri-Georges Clouzot (U.K. title = The Fiends) based on the novel Celle qui nétait plus by Pierre Boileau and Thomas Narcejac. ... Cover to the 1953 book The Crucible is a play that was written by Arthur Miller in 1952. ...


In 1958, Signoret went to England to film Room at the Top (1959), which won her numerous awards including the Academy Award for Best Actress. She was the first woman to win the award appearing in a foreign film. She was offered films in Hollywood but turned them down and continued to work in France and England. She did return to America for Ship of Fools (1965) which earned her another Oscar nomination and she went on to appear in several Hollywood films before returning to France in 1969. Royal motto (French): Dieu et mon droit (Translated: God and my right) Englands location (dark green) within the United Kingdom (light green), with the Republic of Ireland (blue) to its west Languages English Capital London Largest city London Area – Total Ranked 1st UK 130,395 km² Population –mid-2004... Room at the Top is a 1959 film which tells the story of a young man in a dreary English factory town who thinks that he might be able to move up the ladder if he marries the bosss daughter. ... The Academy Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role is one of the awards given to people working in the motion picture industry by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences; nominations are made by Academy members who are actors and actresses. ... ... The ship of fools is an old allegory, which has long been used in Western culture in literature and paintings. ...


In her later years, she was often criticized for gaining weight and letting her looks go but Signoret, who was never concerned with glamour, ignored the insults and continued giving finely etched performances. She won more acclaim for her portrayal of a weary madam in Madame Rosa (1977) and as an unmarried sister who unknowingly falls in love with her paralyzed brother via anonymous correspondence in I Sent a Letter to my Love (1980).


Her memoirs, Nostalgia Isn't What It Used To Be, were published in 1978. She also wrote a novel, Adieu Volodya, published in 1985, the year of her death.


First married to the filmmaker Yves Allégret from 1947 to 1949, with whom she had a daughter Catherine Allégret, herself an actress. Her second marriage was to the Italian-born actor Yves Montand in 1950, a union which lasted until her death. Yves Allégret (October 13, 1907 - January 31, 1987) was a French film director in the film noir genre. ... Catherine Allégret (born April 16, 1946 in Neuilly-sur-Seine) is a French actress. ... Yves Montand Yves Montand (October 13, 1921 – November 9, 1991) was a French/Italian actor, born Ivo Livi in Monsummano Alto, Italy. ...


She died of pancreatic cancer in Auteuil-Anthouillet, France; and is buried in Le Père Lachaise Cemetery in Paris. Pancreatic cancer (also called cancer of the pancreas) is represented by the growth of a malignant tumour within the small pancreas organ. ... Père Lachaise - Wikipedia /**/ @import /w/skins-1. ... City flag City coat of arms Motto: Fluctuat nec mergitur Tossed by the waves, she does not founder Coordinates : , Time Zone : CET (GMT +1) Administration Subdivisions 20 arrondissements Département Paris (75) Région ÃŽle-de-France Mayor Bertrand Delanoë (PS) City (commune) Characteristics Land Area 86. ...


The late American singer, pianist and composer Nina Simone took her stage name from Signoret. Eunice Kathleen Waymon, better known as Nina Simone (February 21, 1933 – April 21, 2003), was an American singer, songwriter and pianist. ...


Filmography, as actress, includes

  • Guy de Maupassant (1982)
  • L'Étoile du Nord (1982)
  • Chère inconnue (1980)
  • L'Adolescente (1979)
  • Judith Therpauve (1978)
  • La Vie devant soi (1977)
  • Police Python 357 (1976)
  • La Chair de l'orchidée (1975)
  • Rude journée pour la reine (1973)
  • Les Granges brulées (1973)
  • La Veuve Couderc (1971)
  • Le Chat (1971)
  • Comptes à rebours (1971)
  • L'Aveu (1970)
  • L'Américain (1969)
  • L'Armée des ombres (1969)
  • Mr. Freedom (1969)
  • The Sea Gull (1968)
  • Games (1967)
  • The Deadly Affair (1966)
  • Paris brûle-t-il? (1966)
  • Compartiment tueurs (1965)
  • Ship of Fools (1965)
  • Dragées au poivre (1963)
  • Le Jour et l'heure (1963)
  • Il Giorno più corto (1962)
  • Term of Trial (1962)
  • Barabbas (1962)
  • Amours célèbres (1961)
  • Adua e le compagne (1960)
  • Les Mauvais coups (1960)
  • Room at the Top (1959)
  • Les Sorcières de Salem (1957)
  • Die Windrose (1957)
  • Un matin comme les autres (1956)
  • La Mort en ce jardin (1956)
  • Mutter Courage und ihre Kinder (1955)
  • Les Diaboliques (1955) (Diabolique)
  • Thérèse Raquin (1953)
  • Casque d'or (1952)
  • Ombre et lumière (1951)
  • Sans laisser d'adresse (1951)
  • Gunman in the Streets (1950)
  • Le Traqué (1950)
  • La Ronde (1950)
  • Swiss Tour (1950)
  • Manèges (1949)
  • Impasse des deux anges (1948)
  • Dédée d'Anvers (1948)
  • Against the Wind (1948)
  • Fantômas (1947)
  • Macadam (1946)
  • Le Couple idéal (1946)
  • Les Démons de l'aube (1946)
  • La Boîte aux rêves (1945)
  • Le Mort ne reçoit plus (1944)
  • Service de nuit (1944)
  • Béatrice devant le désir (1944)
  • L'Ange de la nuit (1944)
  • Adieu Léonard (1943)
  • Le Voyageur de la Toussaint (1943)
  • Les Visiteurs du soir (1942)
  • Le Prince charmant (1942)
  • Boléro (1942)
  • Arsène Lupin contre Arsène Lupin (1937)
Preceded by:
Susan Hayward
for I Want to Live!
Academy Award for Best Actress
1959
for Room at the Top
Succeeded by:
Elizabeth Taylor
for BUtterfield 8

Madame Rosa (La Vie devant soi) (1977) is a French film directed by Moshé Mizrahi. ... La Chair de lOrchidée [The Flesh of the Orchid] is a 1975 film adaptation of the 1939 novel, No Orchids for Miss Blandish, by mystery writer James Hadley Chase, the nom de plume of British-born René Brabazon Raymond. ... LArmée des ombres (Army In the Shadows) is a film directed by Jean-Pierre Melville made in 1969, 25 years after Joseph Kessel wrote the book –a recounting of his memoirs as a member of the Résistance, inventing characters drawn from real people who actually fought against... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... The Deadly Affair is a 1966 film, based on the story Call for the Dead, by John le Carre. ... Ship of Fools is a 1965 film which tells the overlapping stories of several passengers aboard an ocean liner during the 1930s. ... Barabbas was a 1962 film expanding on the career of Barabbas, from the Christian Passion narrative in the Gospel of Mark and other gospels. ... Adua e le compagne (Adua and Friends) is a 1960 Italian film directed by Antonio Pietrangeli with a collaborative screenplay by the films director together with Ruggero Maccari, Ettore Scola and Tullio Pinelli. ... Les Mauvais Coups is a 1960 psychological drama (about the tragic demise of a 10-year marriage) under the direction of François Leterrier. ... Room at the Top is a 1959 film which tells the story of a young man in a dreary English factory town who thinks that he might be able to move up the ladder if he marries the bosss daughter. ... Les Sorcieres de Salem ... Die Windrose (The Windrose) was a film made for the East German production company DEFA in 1957 and commissioned by the World Federation of Women. ... Mother Courage and Her Children (German: Mutter Courage und ihre Kinder) was a play written in 1939 by the German dramatist and poet Bertolt Brecht (1898 - 1956). ... Les Diaboliques is a black-and-white film directed by Henri-Georges Clouzot (U.K. title = The Fiends) based on the novel Celle qui nétait plus by Pierre Boileau and Thomas Narcejac. ... Thérèse Raquin book cover Thérèse Raquin is a novel by Émile Zola, first published in 1867. ... Casque dor is a 1952 film directed by Jacques Becker. ... Ombre et lumière (Shadow and Light) is a 1950 psychological drama by French film director Henri Calef. ... Cover of DVD release Gunman in the Streets is a 1950 black-and-white film shot in film noir style. ... La Ronde is a 1950 movie, directed by Max Ophüls based on Schnitzlers play. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... A poster for an early Fantômas film. ... Macadam is a type of road construction pioneered by John Loudon McAdam in the early 1800s. ... Service de Nuit (Night Shift) is a 1943 French-Italian film comedy directed by Jean Faurez. ... Les Visiteurs du Soir (The Night Visitors, a/k/a The Devils Envoys) is a 1942 film by French film director Marcel Carné, famous for his romatic tragedy, Les Enfants du Paradis. ... The Boléro is Maurice Ravels (1875-1937) most famous musical composition. ... Susan Hayward Susan Hayward (June 30, 1917 – March 14, 1975) was an American actress. ... I Want to Live! is a 1958 film which tells the true story of a woman, Barbara Graham, falsely accused of murder, who faces execution. ... The Academy Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role is one of the awards given to people working in the motion picture industry by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences; nominations are made by Academy members who are actors and actresses. ... Room at the Top is a 1959 film which tells the story of a young man in a dreary English factory town who thinks that he might be able to move up the ladder if he marries the bosss daughter. ... Elizabeth Taylor in 1948 Dame Elizabeth Rosemond Taylor, DBE (born February 27, 1932) is an iconic two-time Academy Award-winning actress. ... BUtterfield 8 is a 1960 film about a promiscuous model (Elizabeth Taylor) who fears that she is on the verge of crossing the line from slutitude to prostitution, until she and one of her paramours (Laurence Harvey) fall in love. ...

References

  • Signoret, Simone. Nostalgia Isn't What It Used To Be. Weidenfeld and Nicolson, 1978. ISBN 0297774174
  • Monush, Barry (ed.) The Encyclopedia of Hollywood Film Actors From the Silent Era to 1965. New York: Applause Books, 2003. ISBN 1-55783-551-9

L'Encinémathéque. Simone SIGNORET. Retrieved on January 14, 2006. January 14 is the 14th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


See also: Cinema of France France has been influential in the development of film as a mass medium and as an art form. ...


  Results from FactBites:
 
Simone Signoret - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (628 words)
Simone Signoret (March 25, 1920 - September 30, 1985), was an Academy Award-winning French actress.
Signoret grew up in Paris in an intellectual atmosphere and studied the English language in school, earning a teaching certificate.
Signoret's sensual features and earthy nature led to type-casting and she was often seen in prostitute roles.
Nina Simone - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (1194 words)
Simone was born Eunice Kathleen Waymon at 30 East Livingston Street in Tryon, North Carolina, one of eight children.
Simone's mother, who lived into her late 90s, was a strict Methodist minister; her father was a handyman and sometime barber who suffered periods of ill-health.
Simone turned instead to blues and jazz after getting her start at the Midtown Bar and Grill on Pacific Avenue in Atlantic City, taking the name Nina Simone in 1954; "Nina" was her boyfriend's nickname for her (from the Spanish for "little girl"), and "Simone" was after the French actress Simone Signoret.
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