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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 »

Died:

(age 83) in Paris, France

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Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 3 wins & 7 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Gigi
Gigi Honoré Lachaille
(1958)
EuroTrip
EuroTrip Soundtrack
(2004)
Wag the Dog
Wag the Dog Soundtrack
(1997)
The AristoCats
The AristoCats Soundtrack
(1970)

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 2009 Army of Crime (performer: "Ca Sent si Bon la France")
 2004 EuroTrip (performer: "Prosper")
 2001 Confession d'un dragueur (performer: "Valentine")
 1997 Wag the Dog (performer: "Thank Heaven for Little Girls")
 1988 Story of Women (lyrics: "La Chanson du Maçon") / (performer: "La Chanson du Maçon")
 1984 The Blood of Others (performer: "C'était écrit")
 1978 The Cheap Detective (performer: "Mimi" - uncredited)
 1973 Le train (performer: "Ça Fait D'Excellents Français")
 1970 The AristoCats (performer: "The Aristocats")
 1967 1 homme de trop (lyrics: "La Chanson du Maçon" - uncredited) / (performer: "La Chanson du Maçon" - uncredited)
 1967 Monkeys, Go Home! (performer: "Joie De Vivre")
 1962 In Search of the Castaways (performer: "Merci Beaucoup", "Grimpons!", "Enjoy It" - uncredited)
 1960 Pepe (performer: "Mimi", "September Song")
 1960 A Breath of Scandal (performer: "A Breath of Scandal")
 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 Happy Road (performer: "The Happy Road")
 1947 Le silence est d'or (performer: "Pour les Amants c'est tous les Jours Dimanches", "Pigalle")
 1938 Break the News (performer: "We're Old Buddies")
 1937 L'homme du jour (performer: "Y a d'la Joie !", "Ma Pomme", "Prosper")
 1936 Le vagabond bien-aimé (performer: "Le Bon Système (Faut s'en foutre éperdument)", "Quand un Vicomte...", "De vous Revoir Madame", "Sur les Grands Flots Bleus (Sobre las olas)")
 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)
 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 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" (Paris, je t'Aime d'Amour) (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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Personal Details

Other Works:

Album: "A Tribute to Al Jolson" (MGM). See more »

Publicity Listings:

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

Height:

5' 10½" (1.79 m)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

[on Grace Kelly] Grace Kelly was a Dresden doll, I thought, with a kind of platinum beneath the delicate porcelain, a beautiful girl who I felt was always in control of her world. See more »

Trivia:

Introduced his theme song, "Louise" (music by Richard A. Whiting, lyrics by Leo Robin), in his first U.S. film, Innocents of Paris (1929). See more »

Trademark:

Straw boater hat and cane See more »

Nickname:

Mo

Star Sign:

Virgo

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