Maurice Chevalier

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 "Livin' In The Sunlight", "Valentine", "Louise", "Mimi", and "Thank Heaven for Little Girls" and for his films, including The Love Parade, The Big Pond, The Smiling Lieutenant, One Hour with You and Love Me Tonight. His trademark attire was a boater hat and 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 hits, "You Brought a New Kind of Love to Me" and "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. Description above from the Wikipedia article Maurice Chevalier, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.
    Known for
    Acting
    Place of birth
    Paris, France
    Birthday
    9/12/1888
The Smiling Lieutenant
The Smiling Lieutenant
7
Love Me Tonight
Love Me Tonight
6.6
In Search of the Castaways
In Search of the Castaways
6.4
One Hour with You
One Hour with You
6.5
The Merry Widow
The Merry Widow
6.9
Personal Column
Personal Column
7.2
The Love Parade
The Love Parade
6.4
Jessica
Jessica
3.4
Playboy of Paris
Playboy of Paris
7
A Bedtime Story
A Bedtime Story
8
The Big Pond
The Big Pond
5.9
Silence Is Golden
Silence Is Golden
6.7
With a Smile
With a Smile
6.8
Folies Bergère
Folies Bergère
5.3
The Dwarf Kingdom of Lilliput Versus Gigas the Tall, Prince of the Giants
0
La Valse à la mode
6
The Beloved Vagabond
The Beloved Vagabond
5.4
Black Tights
Black Tights
6.2
The Little Cafe
The Little Cafe
0
Innocents of Paris
0
Folies Bergère
Folies Bergère
0
Panic Button
Panic Button
4.2
Monkeys, Go Home!
Monkeys, Go Home!
5.6
The Way to Love
The Way to Love
0
My Seven Little Sins
My Seven Little Sins
1
A Royal Affair
A Royal Affair
0
The Man of the Day
The Man of the Day
6
Le Vagabond bien-aimé
Le Vagabond bien-aimé
5
Jim Bougne, boxeur
Jim Bougne, boxeur
0
Une soirée mondaine
Une soirée mondaine
0
Par habitude
Par habitude
0
L'Affaire de la rue de Lourcine
L'Affaire de la rue de Lourcine
0
Gonzague
Gonzague
0
Rendez-vous With Maurice Chevalier
Rendez-vous With Maurice Chevalier
10
Gigi
Gigi
6.2
A Breath of Scandal
A Breath of Scandal
5.1
Fanny
Fanny
6.7
Break the News
Break the News
6
Just Me
Just Me
3.8
Le Vagabond bien-aimé
Le Vagabond bien-aimé
5
Bad Boy
Bad Boy
0
Paramount on parade
Paramount on parade
0
Can-Can
Can-Can
6.6
Love in the Afternoon
Love in the Afternoon
7
Count Your Blessings
Count Your Blessings
4.2
I'd Rather Be Rich
I'd Rather Be Rich
5.3
Paramount on Parade
Paramount on Parade
6.4
The Broadway of Lerner and Loewe
The Broadway of Lerner and Loewe
0
Hollywood on Parade No. A-5
Hollywood on Parade No. A-5
0
The Sorrow and the Pity
The Sorrow and the Pity
7.6
Chance at Love
Chance at Love
6.5
Pepe
Pepe
6.1
The Stolen Jools
The Stolen Jools
5.7
A New Kind of Love
A New Kind of Love
6.3
Michel Legrand, sans demi-mesure
Michel Legrand, sans demi-mesure
9
The Love Goddesses
The Love Goddesses
6.2
Galas de la Paramount
Galas de la Paramount
0
Les Trésors de Marcel Pagnol
Les Trésors de Marcel Pagnol
8
Chita Rivera: A Lot Of Livin' To Do
Chita Rivera: A Lot Of Livin' To Do
0
Monkey Business
Monkey Business
7
The House That Shadows Built
The House That Shadows Built
7
Make Me a Star
Make Me a Star
5.7
100 Years of Love
100 Years of Love
7
Schlagerparade
Schlagerparade
0
Paris Nineteen Hundred
Paris Nineteen Hundred
5.3
That's Entertainment!
That's Entertainment!
7.3
The Men Who Made the Movies: Vincente Minnelli
The Men Who Made the Movies: Vincente Minnelli
0
Going Hollywood: The '30s
Going Hollywood: The '30s
0
You're the Top: The Cole Porter Story
You're the Top: The Cole Porter Story
0
L'Âge d'or de la pub
L'Âge d'or de la pub
8
That's Entertainment, Part II
That's Entertainment, Part II
6.8
Complicated Women
Complicated Women
6.7
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