Yves Robert held down a variety of jobs before settling on acting in 1942. Seven years later, Robert made his first film, maturing into one of France's most engaging leading men. One of his most enjoyable on-screen appearances was as Felix Leroy in Rene Clair's Les Grandes Manouevres (1933). Easing into directing with a 1951 short subject, Robert proved as successful behind the cameras as he was out front. His droll directorial projects The Tall Blond Man with One Black Shoe (1972) and Pardon Mon Affaire (1976) met with great international popularity. His crowning directorial glory was a brace of award-winning films inspired by the works of Marcel Pagnol: My Father's Glory and My Mother's House, both released in 1990. Robert was married to actress Daniele Delorme, who is also his partner in his production firm, Le Gueville.