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Simone Signoret

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Birth Name: Simone Signoret
Born: 03/25/1921
Birth Place: Germany
Death Place: France
Died: 09/30/1985

Born Simone Henriette Charlotte Kaminker in Wiesbaden, Germany on March 25, 1921, she was the eldest of three children by André Kaminker, an Army officer and linguist, and his wife, Georgette Signoret. The family later moved to the Parisian suburb of Neuilly-sur-Seine, where Signoret learned and eventually taught English. As a young woman, she moved with an intellectual, politically informed crowd at the Café de Flore in the Saint-Germain-des-Prés quarter that would have a profound influence on her own commitments to political and social causes. The German occupation of France in 1940 forced Signoret's father, a Polish-Austrian Jew, to flee the country and join General Charles de Gaulle's... Continue Bio >>

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