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Maurice Chevalier (I) (1888–1972)

Maurice Chevalier's first working job was as an acrobat, until a serious accident ended that career. He turned his talents to singing and acting, and made several short films in France. During World War I he enlisted in the French army. He was wounded in battle, captured and placed in a POW camp by the Germans. During his captivity he learned ... See full bio »


(age 83) in Paris, France

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 2014 Hier encore (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.4 (2014) ... (lyrics: "La Chanson du maçon")
 2013 Six by Sondheim (TV Movie documentary) (performer: "Just One of Those Things")
 2012 Mad Men (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Dark Shadows (2012) ... (performer: "Sweepin' the Clouds Away" - uncredited)
 2011 Au revoir mon amour (Short) (performer: "Ah ! Si vous connaissiez ma poule", "Y'a D'La Joie")
 2011 An Intimate History (TV Movie documentary) (lyrics: "Notre Espoir") / (performer: "Notre Espoir")
 2009 Abel Escoto: Fragmentos de Vida e Obra (Documentary short) (performer: "Paris Stays the Same")
 2009 The Boys: The Sherman Brothers' Story (Documentary) (performer: "Livin' in The Sunlight, Lovin' in The Moonlight", "The Aristocats")
 2009 Hollywood Singing and Dancing: A Musical History - The 1930s: Dancing Away the Great Depression (Video documentary) (performer: "Maxim's" - uncredited)
 2009 Les petits meurtres d'Agatha Christie (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Les meurtres ABC (2009) ... (performer: "Ma pomme")
 2008 The Age of Believing: The Disney Live Action Classics (TV Movie documentary) (performer: "Enjoy It!" - uncredited)
 2008 Hollywood Singing and Dancing: A Musical Treasure (TV Movie documentary) (performer: "Thank Heaven for Little Girls" - uncredited)
 2008 Hollywood Singing and Dancing: A Musical History - The 1920s: The Dawn of the Hollywood Musical (Video documentary) (performer: "Louise", "Just One of Those Things", "My Love Parade" - uncredited)
 2006 Veronica Mars (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- My Big Fat Greek Rush Week (2006) ... (performer: "Thank Heaven for Little Girls" - uncredited)
 2004 EuroTrip (performer: "Prosper (Yop La Boum!)")
  Les Refrains de la mémoire (TV Series documentary) (lyrics - 1 episode, 2002) (performer - 1 episode, 2002)
- Mon amant de Saint Jean... 1942 (2002) ... (lyrics: "Notre Espoir") / (performer: "Notre Espoir")
 2002 La chanson du maçon (TV Movie) (lyrics: "La Chanson du maçon")
 2001 Gilmore Girls (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Presenting Lorelai Gilmore (2001) ... (performer: "Thank Heaven For Little Girls")
 2001 Confession d'un dragueur (performer: "Valentine")
 1987-1999 La chance aux chansons (TV Series) (lyrics - 9 episodes)
- Du Front populaire aux années noires (1999) ... (lyrics: "La Chanson du maçon")
- La chanson des forains (1997) ... (lyrics: "La Fête à Neu-Neu")
- Les coulisses de la France (1996) ... (lyrics: "La Chanson du maçon")
- Retour à la guinguette (1994) ... (lyrics: "La Fête à Neu-Neu")
- Les grands orchestres de France (1994) ... (lyrics: "La Chanson du maçon")
 1997 Wag the Dog (performer: "Thank Heaven for Little Girls")
 1993 L'oeil de Vichy (Documentary) (lyrics: "La Chanson du maçon") / (performer: "La Chanson du maçon")
 1992 MGM: When the Lion Roars (TV Mini-Series documentary) (performer - 1 episode)
- The Lion in Winter (1992) ... (performer: "Thank Heaven for Little Girls" - uncredited)
 1990 The Wonder Years (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Daddy's Little Girl (1990) ... (performer: "Thank Heaven for Little Girls" - uncredited)
 1988 19/20 (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Soir 3 (1988) ... (performer: "Paris je t'aime d'amour")
 1988 Story of Women (lyrics: "La Chanson du maçon") / (performer: "La Chanson du maçon")
 1984 The Blood of Others (performer: "C'était écrit")
 1980-1981 Le temps d'une paix (TV Series) (performer - 13 episodes)
- L'inauguration du garage (1981) ... (performer: "Valentine")
- La tension monte (1981) ... (performer: "Valentine")
- Le temps des foins (1980) ... (performer: "Valentine")
- Le notaire Fournier (1980) ... (performer: "Valentine")
- En cueillant des framboises (1980) ... (performer: "Valentine")
 1979 WKRP in Cincinnati (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- The Patter of Little Feet (1979) ... (performer: "Thank Heaven for Little Girls")
 1979 Nous les artistes: Maurice Chevalier (Documentary) (lyrics: "Notre Espoir")
 1978 The Cheap Detective (performer: "Mimi" - uncredited)
 1976 That's Entertainment, Part II (Documentary) (performer: "I'm Going to Maxim's" (1907), "Girls, Girls, Girls" (1907), "I Remember It Well" (1958) - uncredited)
 1976 Singing During the Occupation (Documentary) (lyrics: "Notre Espoir") / (performer: "Notre Espoir")
 1975 Hooray for Hollywood (Documentary) (performer: "Louise")
 1975 The Benny Hill Show (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Great Mysteries with Orson Buggy (1975) ... (writer: "Valentine")
 1974 Vive la France (Documentary) (performer: "Paris je t'aime")
 1974 That's Entertainment! (Documentary) (performer: "Thank Heaven for Little Girls" (1958) - uncredited)
 1973 The Last Train (performer: "Ça fait d'excellents Français")
 1972 Spéciale Maurice Chevalier (TV Movie) (lyrics: "Notre Espoir", "La Polka des Barbus", "Marche de Ménilmontant") / (performer: "Notre Espoir", "Marche de Ménilmontant", "Folies Bergères", "Dites-moi ma mère", "Ah si vous connaissiez ma poule", "Dans la vie faut pas s'en faire", "Un petit verre")
 1970 The AristoCats (performer: "The Aristocats")
 1969 The Sorrow and the Pity (Documentary) (lyrics: "Notre Espoir") / (performer: "Notre Espoir")
 1969 Les Français écrivent aux Shadoks (TV Series documentary short) (performer - 2 episodes)
- Cocorico (1969) ... (performer: "Prosper (Yop La Boum!)" - uncredited)
- D'excellents Français (1969) ... (performer: "Ça fait d'excellents Français" - uncredited)
 1967 Monkeys, Go Home! (performer: "Joie De Vivre")
 1966 Le palmarès des chansons (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- Colette Renard et André Dassary (1966) ... (lyrics: "La Fête à Neu-Neu")
 1964 The Bell Telephone Hour (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Episode #7.4 (1964) ... (performer: "C'est si bon")
 1963 Je connais une blonde (TV Movie) (performer: "Dans la vie, faut pas s'en faire")
 1962 In Search of the Castaways (performer: "Merci Beaucoup", "Grimpons!", "Enjoy It" - uncredited)
 1960 Pepe (performer: "Mimi", "September Song")
 1960 Can-Can (performer: "Live and Let Live", "Live and Let Live" (reprise), "Just One of Those Things", "Montmart'")
 1958 Gigi (performer: "Thank Heaven for Little Girls", "It's a Bore", "I Remember It Well", "I'm Glad I'm Not Young Anymore" - uncredited)
 1957 The Jack Benny Program (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Jack in Paris (1957) ... (performer: "Happy")
 1957 Trente-Six Chansons (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- Henri Betti (1957) ... (lyrics: "La Fête à Neu-Neu", "La Chanson du maçon", "La Polka des Barbus")
 1957 The Happy Road (performer: "The Happy Road")
 1956 The 28th Annual Academy Awards (TV Special) (performer: "Something's Gotta Give")
 1956 Trente-Six Chandelles (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- Maurice Chevalier (1956) ... (lyrics: "La Polka des Barbus")
 1947 Man About Town (performer: "Pigalle")
 1938 Break the News (performer: "We're Old Buddies")
 1937 The Man of the Hour (performer: "Y a d'la joie", "Ma pomme")
 1935 Folies Bergère de Paris (performer: "Valentine" (1925), "Rhythm of the Rain" (1935), "Au Revoir L'Amour" (1935), "You Took the Words Right Out of My Mouth" (1935), "I Was Lucky" (1935), "Singing a Happy Song" (1935), "I Don't Stand a Ghost of a Chance with You" (1932) (uncredited))
 1934 The Merry Widow (performer: "Girls, Girls, Girls" (1905), "Maxim's" (1905), "The Merry Widow Waltz" (1905) - uncredited)
 1933 Hollywood on Parade No. A-7 (Short) (performer: "Louise")
 1932 Love Me Tonight (performer: "That's the Song of Paree" (1932), "Isn't It Romantic" (1932), "Mimi" (1932), "The Poor Apache" (1932), "Love Me Tonight" (1932) - uncredited)
 1932 Stopping the Show (Short) ("HELLO, BEAUTIFUL")
 1932 One Hour with You (performer: "One Hour With You", "What Would You Do?", "Oh That Mitzi", "What a Little Thing Like a Wedding Can Do", "It Was Only a Dream Kiss")
 1931 Monkey Business (performer: "You Brought a New Kind of Love to Me" (1930) - uncredited)
 1931 The Smiling Lieutenant (performer: "Toujours l'Amour in the Army" (1931), "While Hearts Are Singing" (1931), "Breakfast Table Love" (1931), "One More Hour of Love" (1931), "Ach Du Lieber Flausenthurm")
 1930 Playboy of Paris (performer: "My Ideal")
 1930 The Big Pond (performer: "You Brought a New Kind of Love to Me", "Livin' in the Sunlight, Lovin' in the Moonlight")
 1930 Paramount on Parade (performer: "All I Want is Just One Girl", "Sweepin' the Clouds Away")
 1929 The Love Parade (performer: "Paris, Stay the Same" (1929), "Anything to Please the Queen" (1929), "My Love Parade" (1929), "Nobody's Using It Now" (1929) - uncredited)
 1929/I Marianne (performer: "Louise" (1929) - uncredited)
 1929 Innocents of Paris (performer: "Louise" - uncredited)
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Other Works:

Stage: Appeared in one-man show, "An Evening with Maurice Chevalier," at the Saville Theatre in London, England. Fred Stamer was pianist. See more »

Publicity Listings:

4 Print Biographies | 7 Portrayals | 1 Interview | 8 Articles | 5 Pictorials | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »


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Old age isn't so bad when you consider the alternative. See more »


Director Rouben Mamoulian consented to write the foreword for "Chevalier: The Films and Career of Maurice Chevalier.". See more »


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