Charles Boyer (I) (1899–1978)

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Charles Boyer studied philosophy before he went to the theater where he gave his debut in 1920. Although he had at first no intentions to pursue a career at the movies (his first movie was Man of the Sea (1920) by Marcel L'Herbier) he used his chance in Hollywood after several filming stations all over Europe. In the beginning of his career his ... See full bio »


(age 78) in Phoenix, Arizona, USA

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Nominated for 4 Oscars. Another 7 wins & 3 nominations. See more awards »


Known For

Gaslight Gregory Anton
Conquest Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte
Hold Back the Dawn Georges Iscovescu
Algiers Pepe le Moko


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 1976 A Matter of Time
Count Sanziani
 1974 Stavisky
Le baron Jean Raoul
 1973 Lost Horizon
The High Lama
 1969 The Madwoman of Chaillot
The Broker
 1969 The Name of the Game (TV Series)
Henri Jarnoux
- The Emissary (1969) ... Henri Jarnoux
 1969 The April Fools
Andre Greenlaw
 1967 Barefoot in the Park
Victor Velasco
 1967 Casino Royale
Le Grand
 1966 Is Paris Burning?
Docteur Monod
 1966 How to Steal a Million
 1965 A Very Special Favor
Michel Boullard
 1964-1965 The Rogues (TV Series)
Marcel St. Clair
- A Daring Step Backward (1965) ... Marcel St. Clair
- Mr. White's Christmas (1965) ... Marcel St. Clair
- Grave Doubts (1965) ... Marcel St. Clair
- Wherefore Art Thou, Harold? (1965) ... Marcel St. Clair
- Our Men in Marawat (1965) ... Marcel St. Clair
 1963 Love Is a Ball
M. Etienne Pimm
 1962 The Dick Powell Theatre (TV Series)
Carlos Morell / Andreas
- Days of Glory (1962) ... Carlos Morell
- The Prison (1962) ... Andreas
 1962 Adorable Julia
Michael Grosselyn
 1962 The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse
Marcelo Desnoyers
 1961 Demons at Midnight
Pierre Guérande
 1961 Fanny
 1958 The Buccaneer
Dominique You
 1958 Maxime
Maxime Cherpray
 1957-1958 Alcoa Theatre (TV Series)
Dr. Hudson / Lemaire / Dr. Jacques Roland
- The Clock Struck Twelve (1958) ... Dr. Hudson
- Even a Thief Can Dream (1958) ... Lemaire
- Guests for Dinner (1957) ... Dr. Jacques Roland
 1957 La Parisienne
Le prince Charles
 1957 Goodyear Theatre (TV Series)
Alternate Lead Player (1957-1958)
 1957 There Shall Be No Night (TV Movie)
Dr. Karoly Valkay
 1956 Paris, Palace Hotel
Henri Delormel
 1956 Around the World in 80 Days
Monsieur Gasse - Thomas Cook Paris Clerk
 1952-1956 Four Star Playhouse (TV Series)
Paul / Andre / Dr. Severson / ...
- Distinguished Service (1956) ... Dr. Severson
- The Other Room (1956) ... Martin
- Wall of Bamboo (1956) ... Sampan Joe
- Desert Encounter (1956) ... Paul
- Command (1956) ... Montaigne
 1956 I Love Lucy (TV Series)
Charles Boyer
- Lucy Meets Charles Boyer (1956) ... Charles Boyer
 1956 What a Woman!
Count Gregorio Sennetti
 1955 Nana
Comte Muffat
 1955 The Cobweb
Dr. Douglas N. Devanal
 1953 The Earrings of Madame De...
Général André de...
 1952 The Happy Time
Jacques Bonnard
 1952 Thunder in the East
Prime Minister Singh
 1951 The First Legion
Father Marc Arnoux
 1951 The 13th Letter
Dr. Paul Laurent
 1948 Arch of Triumph
Dr. Ravic
 1948 A Woman's Vengeance
Henry Maurier
 1946 Cluny Brown
Adam Belinski
 1946 The Battle of the Rails
Narrator (voice, uncredited)
 1945 Confidential Agent
Luis Denard
 1945 Congo (Short)
 1944 Together Again
George Corday
 1944 Gaslight
Gregory Anton
 1943 Flesh and Fantasy
Paul Gaspar (Episode 3)
 1943 The Constant Nymph
Lewis Dodd
 1943 Immortal France
Introductory Narrator [US version only]
 1942 Tales of Manhattan
Paul Orman
 1941 Appointment for Love
Andre 'Pappy' Cassil
 1941 Hold Back the Dawn
Georges Iscovescu
 1941 Back Street
Walter Saxel
 1940 All This, and Heaven Too
Duc de Praslin
 1939 Le corsaire
Kid Jackson
 1939 When Tomorrow Comes
Philippe Andre Chagal
 1939 Love Affair
Michel Marnay
 1938 Algiers
Pepe le Moko
 1938 Storm
André Pascaud
 1937 Tovarich
Prince Mikail Alexandrovitch Ouratieff
 1937 Conquest
Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte
 1936 I Loved a Soldier
Leutnant Baron Almasy
 1936 The Garden of Allah
Boris Androvsky
 1936 Mayerling
L'archiduc Rodolphe
 1935 Shanghai
Dimitri Koslov
 1935 Break of Hearts
Franz Roberti
 1935 Private Worlds
Dr. Charles Monet
 1934 Caravane
 1934 Le bonheur
Philippe Lutcher
 1934 Liliom
Liliom Zadowski
 1934 Caravan
 1934 Thunder in the East
Marquis Yorisaka
 1933 La bataille
Le marquis Yorisaka
 1933 The Only Girl
The Duke
 1933 Les Amoureux
Comte Georges de Dasetta
 1932 F.P.1 Doesn't Answer
 1932 Red-Headed Woman
 1932 The Man from Yesterday
Rene Gaudin
 1932 Tumultes
Ralph Schwarz
 1931 Le procès de Mary Dugan
Le procureur
 1931 The Magnificent Lie
 1931 Big House
Fred Morgan
 1930 War Nurse
French Surgeon (uncredited)
 1930 La barcarolle d'amour
Andre le Kerdec
 1929 Le capitaine Fracasse
Duc de Vallombreuse
 1922 Esclave (Short)
Claude Laporte
 1922 Le grillon du foyer
Edouard Caleb
 1921 Chantelouve
Roger de Thièvres
 1920 Man of the Sea
Guenn la Taupe - le mauvais génie de Michel (as Charles-Boyer)
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Other Works:

Stage: Appeared in the Norman Krasna comedy "Kind Sir" at the Alin Theater on Broadway. It ran 166 performances, co-starred Mary Martin and was directed by Joshua Logan. See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Print Biography | 8 Articles | 2 Pictorials | 2 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

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5' 9" (1.75 m)


Pat Paterson  (her death)  (1 child)


Boyer , Michael Charles

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Personal Quote:

Mostly I've played other roles, but even when I've played other parts people see me differently. In America, when you have an accent, in the mind of the people they associate you with kissing hands and being gallant. I think that has harmed me, just as it has harmed me to be followed and plagued by a line I never said. See more »


His favorite film was the romantic drama Love Affair (1939). See more »


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