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Yves Montand to be exhumed to test paternity

BMJ 1997; 315 doi: (Published 29 November 1997) Cite this as: BMJ 1997;315:1397
  1. Alexander Dorozynski
  1. Paris

    The Paris court of appeal has ordered the exhumation of the body of Yves Montand to resolve a long drawn out paternity suit. Apart from the macabre aspects of such a procedure, the decision has raised ethical and legal questions.

    In 1974 Montand, a crooner and actor and one of France's most popular symbols, met Anne Drossart, a young actress with whom he had an affair. A year later she gave birth to …

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