Yves Montand, born Ivo Livi (1921-1991) - Italian actor and singer who became a French citizen. Photo © Philippe Halsman

Italian-born French actor and singer Yves Montand. France, Paris, (Photographed by Philippe Halsman)

This song "Les Feuilles Mortes" was wrote by the french surrealist poet Jacques Prévert. In 1945, Prévert wrote the film script "Les Portes de la Nuit" (a film of Marcel Carné - 1946), from a ballet "Le Rendez-Vous" created by Roland Petit in 1945.  The two first verses of a song give the title : "Les enfants qui s'aiment s'embrassent debout/cont...

YVES MONTAND - Les Feuilles Mortes (Autumn Leaves) written by the french surrealist poet Jacques Prévert.

"Yves Montand, 1958", Studio Harcourt. Photo (C) Ministère de la Culture - Médiathèque du Patrimoine, Dist. RMN-Grand Palais / Studio Harcourt - Droits : Etat

"Yves Montand, 1958", Studio Harcourt. Photo (C) Ministère de la Culture - Médiathèque du Patrimoine, Dist. RMN-Grand Palais / Studio Harcourt - Droits : Etat

Les Feuilles Mortes_Yves Montand à l´Olympia Le 11 avril 1977 fut un jour triste, malgré tout Prévert ne nous a jamais quitté <3

Les Feuilles Mortes_ Oh I would like you so much to remember. The joyful days when we were friends. Fallen leaves can be picked up by the shovelful.

Simone Signoret and Yves Montand by Jack Garofalo, 1960

Simone Signoret et son mari, Yves Montand, circa 1960

YVES MONTAND - Les Feuilles Mortes - YouTube

YVES MONTAND - Les Feuilles Mortes - YouTube

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