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French actor, singer and entertainer

Maurice Chevalier is ...

Dead
Born 12 Sep 1888 in Paris
Died 1 Jan 1972 in Paris
Age83 years, 3 months
Causecardiac arrest
Correction?
Maurice Chevalier
Maurice Chevalier
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About Maurice Chevalier

Maurice Auguste Chevalier (September 12, 1888 – January 1, 1972) was a French actor, cabaret singer and entertainer. He is perhaps best known for his signature songs, including "Louise", "Mimi", "Valentine", and "Thank Heaven for Little Girls" and for his films, including The Love Parade, The Big Pond and Love Me Tonight. His trademark attire was a boater hat, which he always wore on stage with a tuxedo. Chevalier was born in Paris. He made his name as a star of musical comedy, appearing in public as a singer and dancer at an early age before working in menial jobs as a teenager. In 1909, he became the partner of the biggest female star in France at the time, Fréhel. Although their relationship was brief, she secured him his first major engagement, as a mimic and a singer in l'Alcazar in Marseille, for which he received critical acclaim by French theatre critics. In 1917, he discovered jazz and ragtime and went to London, where he found new success at the Palace Theatre. After this, he toured the United States, where he met the American composers George Gershwin and Irving Berlin and brought the operetta Dédé to Broadway in 1922. He developed an interest in acting and had success in Dédé. When talkies arrived, he went to Hollywood in 1928, where he played his first American role in Innocents of Paris. In 1930, he was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actor for his roles in The Love Parade (1929) and The Big Pond (1930), which secured his first big American hit, "Livin' in the Sunlight, Lovin' in the Moonlight". In 1957, he appeared in Love in the Afternoon, which was his first Hollywood film in more than 20 years. In 1958, he starred with Leslie Caron and Louis Jourdan in Gigi. In the early 1960s, he made eight films, including Can-Can in 1960 and Fanny the following year. In 1970, he made his final contribution to the film industry where he sang the title song of the Disney film The Aristocats. He died in Paris, on January 1, 1972, aged 83.

Films

Maurice Chevalier has worked on the following films:

Fanny
1961 American film
1962
Man About Town
1947 film by René Clair
1947
Can-Can
1960 film by Walter Lang
1960
Love Me Tonight
1932 film by Rouben Mamoulian
1932
The Smiling Lieutenant
1931 film by Ernst Lubitsch
1931
The Love Parade
1929 film by Ernst Lubitsch
1929
In Search of the Castaways
1962 film by Robert Stevenson
1962
The Stolen Jools
short film
1931
The Big Pond
1930 film by Hobart Henley
1930
I'd Rather Be Rich
1964 film by Jack Smight
1964
One Hour with You
1932 film
1932
The Merry Widow
1934 film by Ernst Lubitsch
1934
A Breath of Scandal
1960 film by Michael Curtiz
1960
The Man of the Hour
French film, 1937
1937
Break the News
1938 film by René Clair
1938
Folies Bergère de Paris
1935 film by Roy Del Ruth
1935
Cento anni d'amore
1954 film by Lionello De Felice
1954
The Beloved Vagabond
British film, 1936
1936
A New Kind of Love
1963 film by Melville Shavelson
1963
Personal Column
1939 film by Robert Siodmak
1939
Count Your Blessings
1959 film by Jean Negulesco
1959
A Bedtime Story
1933 film by Norman Taurog
1933
Monkeys, Go Home!
1967 film by Andrew V. McLaglen
1967
Innocents of Paris
1929 film by Richard Wallace
1929
The Little Cafe
1931 film by Ludwig Berger
1931
Playboy of Paris
1930 film by Ludwig Berger
1930
Jessica
1962 film by Jean Negulesco
1962
Panic Button
1964 film by Giuliano Carnimeo, George Sherman
1964
The Love Goddesses
1965 film by Saul J. Turell
1965
My Seven Little Sins
1954 film by Jean Boyer
1954
With a Smile
1936 film by Maurice Tourneur
1936
Bimbo's Express
1931 film by Dave Fleischer
1931
The Way to Love
1933 film by Norman Taurog
1933
Ma pomme
1950 film by Marc-Gilbert Sauvajon
1950
Toboggan
French film, 1934
1934
Reflets du temps passé
1964 film by Marcel Leray
1964