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Yves Montand

Ivo Livi, better known as Yves Montand, was an Italian-French actor and singer. Montand was born Ivo Livi in Monsummano Terme, Italy, to Giovanni Livi, a Jewish broom manufacturer, Giuseppina Simoni, a devout Catholic, while her husband 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 sister's beauty salon, on the docks. He began a career in show business as a music-hall singer. In 1944, he was discovered by Édith Piaf in Paris and she made him part of her act. Montand went on to international recognition as a singer and actor, starring in numerous films, his recognizably crooner songs those about Paris, became instant classics. He was one of the most famous performers at Bruno Coquatrix's famous Paris Olympia music hall, toured with musicians including Didi Duprat. In October 1947, he sang Mais qu'est-ce que j'ai? at the Théâtre de l'Étoile. Betti asked him to sing C'est si bon but Montand refused.

Following the success of the recording of this song by the Sœurs Étienne in 1948, he decided to record it. During his career, Montand acted in a number of American motion pictures as well as on Broadway, he was nominated for a César Award for "Best Actor" in 1980 for I comme Icare and again in 1984 for Garçon! In 1986, after his international box-office draw power had fallen off the 65-year-old Montand gave one of his most memorable performances, as the scheming uncle in the two-part film Jean de Florette, co-starring Gérard Depardieu, Manon des Sources, co-starring Emmanuelle Béart; the film was a worldwide critical hit and raised Montand's profile in the US, where he made an appearance on Late Night with David Letterman. In 1951, he married Simone Signoret, they co-starred in several films throughout their careers; the marriage was, by all accounts harmonious, lasting until her death in 1985, although Montand had a number of well-publicized affairs, notably with Marilyn Monroe, with whom he starred in one of her last films, Let's Make Love.

He was the stepfather to Signoret’s daughter from her prior marriage, Catherine Allégret. Montand's only child, his son by his second wife, Carole Amiel, was born in 1988. In a paternity suit that rocked France, another woman accused Montand of being the father of her daughter and went to court to obtain a DNA sample from him. Montand refused, but the woman persisted after his death. In a court ruling that made international headlines, the woman won the right to have Montand exhumed and a sample taken; the results indicated that he was not the girl's biological father. Signoret and Montand had a home in Autheuil-Authouillet, where the main village street is named after him. In his years he maintained a home in St Paul de Vence, until his death from a heart attack in November 1991. In an interview, Jean-Jacques Beineix said, "e died on the set... On the last day, after his last shot, it was the last night and we were doing retakes. He finished what he was doing and he just died, and the film tells the story of an old man who dies from a heart attack, the same thing that happened!"

Montand is interred next to his first wife, Simone Signoret, in Père Lachaise Cemetery in Paris. In 2004, Catherine Allegret, Signoret's daughter, alleged in her autobiography "Un Monde a L'envers", that she had been sexually abused by her stepfather at the age of five and that he had a "more than equivocal attitude to her" as she got older; however she claimed to have been reconciled to him in the latter years of his life. International Jose Guillermo Carrillo Foundation Yves Montand on IMDb Yves Montand at the Internet Broadway Database Yves Montand at Find a Grave

1956 UCLA Bruins football team

The 1956 UCLA Bruins football team was an American football team that represented the University of California, Los Angeles during the 1956 NCAA University Division football season. In their eighth year under head coach Red Sanders, the Bruins compiled a 7–3 record and finished in third place in the Pacific Coast Conference. UCLA's offensive leaders in 1956 were quarterback Doug Bradley with 293 passing yards each, Barry Billington with 399 rushing yards, Dick Wallen with 308 receiving yards. Bob Bergdahl Barry Billington, fullback Don Birren Doug Bradley, halfback Dick Butler, center Jim Dawson, tackle Preston Dills, senior Dennis Dressel, sophomore Don Duncan, sophomore Bob Dutcher Lou Elias, wingback Bob Enger, junior Steve Gertsman, quarterback Edison Griffin, safety/halfback junior Joe Harper, guard Esker Harris, guard Chuck Holloway, halfback Bill Leeka, sophomore Don Long Jim Matheny, junior Pete O'Garro, end Phil Parslow, halfback Jerry Penner, tackle Dan Peterson Dave Peterson, fullback Pat Pinkston, end Don Shinnick Hal Smith, junior Dick Wallen, end Clint Whitfield, sophomore Kirk Wilson, punter Gary Yurosek, tackle Head coach - Red Sanders Assistant coaches - Bill Barns, Deke Brackett, Ray Nagle, George Dickerson, Jim Myers, Johnny Johnson Managers - Ted Manos, Frances Helstein, Jim Walker, Ted Dallas, Barry Snooke Head trainer - Ducky Drake

Killing of Katie Rough

Katie Sharon Rough, eight, died in the Woodthorpe area of her hometown of York in the United Kingdom, on 9 January 2017. She was killed by a teenage girl aged 15 years old at the time, who handed herself in to the police after attacking Rough. Under UK law, Rough's killer was considered a minor at the time of the killing, so her name was not made publicly known in the subsequent investigation and trial. Rough's killer pleaded guilty to manslaughter on grounds of diminished responsibility, it emerged that the teenager had been suffering from psychosis at the time of the attack, caused by an unknown psychiatric disorder and she was subsequently sentenced to a minimum of five years' detention on 24 November 2017. Katie Rough was last seen alive at 4:20 p.m. on 9 January, with a local resident subsequently reporting to have seen her and her eventual killer playing together in a playing field near Alness Drive, without any indications of the violent act, to follow. Fifteen minutes at 4:35 p.m. the elder girl placed a 999 call and confessed to having killed Rough, though claimed not to remember any specific details of the event.

The girl was found by another local resident, Peter Mills, who subsequently found Rough's body a short distance away down a side street. Though attempts were subsequently made to resuscitate Rough, she was pronounced dead at York Hospital at 5:40 p.m. a little over an hour after the initial 999 report was made. An autopsy of Rough's body revealed that she had been fatally asphyxiated, with a green glove being identified as the murder weapon, it was found that wounds had been inflicted on her in the neck and chest areas with a Stanley knife, though it was determined that said wounds were not inflicted until after she was dead. Around the time that Rough was declared dead, the 15-year-old girl was arrested and formally charged with her murder. Subsequent investigations found that she suffered auditory hallucinations and delusions and experienced violent fantasies, which she acted out by mutilating and defacing soft toys at her home, it was found that she was convinced that most of the people around her were robots disguised as humans.

In the previous year, she had been taken out of school due to her mental state, had engaged in self-harming since late 2015. It was determined that the killing was a premeditated act, though it was uncertain whether the target was Rough or if the attack was opportunistic. Rough's funeral took place at York Minster on 13 February 2017; the service was led by the Archbishop of York. Rough's killer entered a plea of "not guilty" to the charge of murder in the initial hearing at Leeds Crown Court on 16 February 2017. During the course of her trial, she received four further mental health evaluations which disagreed on the exact disorder she suffered from, but did agree that it affected her mental state up to and including the time of the killing. Despite evidence indicating that the killing had been a premeditated act, the Crown Prosecution Service concurred that it was the result of the perpetrator's mental disorders, offered her the opportunity to plead guilty to manslaughter on the grounds of diminished responsibility.

She accepted the offer and changed her plea to "guilty" on the first day of her trial, 3 July 2017. Her defence counsel described her as an "extremely troubled and damaged teenager", the judge ordered that the case be adjourned until 20 July, so that further psychiatric assessments could be made prior to final sentencing, though it was subsequently adjourned a second time until September. On 7 September she was given an interim hospital order to allow for additional mental health assessments, on 24 November, she was "detained for life" and ordered to serve a minimum term of five years