Maurice Chevalier (I) (1888–1972)

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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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Gigi Honoré Lachaille
The Merry Widow Prince Danilo
Love in the Afternoon Claude Chavasse
In Search of the Castaways Jacques Paganel


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 1967 Monkeys, Go Home!
Father Sylvain
 1964 I'd Rather Be Rich
Philip Dulaine
 1964 Reflets du temps passé (Short)
Maurice Chevalier
 1964 Panic Button
Philippe Fontaine
 1963 A New Kind of Love
Maurice Chevalier
 1962 In Search of the Castaways
Jacques Paganel
 1962 Jessica
Father Antonio
 1961 Fanny
 1960 Pepe
Maurice Chevalier
 1960 A Breath of Scandal
Prince Philip
 1960 Can-Can
Paul Barriere
 1959 Count Your Blessings
Duc de St. Cloud
 1958 Gigi
Honoré Lachaille
 1957 Love in the Afternoon
Claude Chavasse
 1954 Le recensement (TV Movie)
 1954 My Seven Little Sins
Le comte André de Courvallon
 1954 100 Years of Love
Massimo (segment "Amore 1954")
 1950 Just Me
Maurice Vallier dit 'Ma Pomme'
 1949 A Royal Affair
The King Jean IV de Cerdagne
 1947 Man About Town
Emile Clément
 1939 Personal Column
Robert Fleury
 1938 Break the News
François Verrier
 1937 The Man of the Hour
Alfred Boulard / Self
 1936 With a Smile
Victor Larnois
 1936 The Beloved Vagabond
Gaston de Nerac 'Paragot'
 1936 Le vagabond bien-aimé
Gaston de Nerac
 1935 L'homme des Folies Bergère
Eugene Charlier / Baron Cassini
 1935 Folies Bergère de Paris
Eugene Charlier / Baron Fernand Cassini
 1935 The Merry Widow
 1934 The Merry Widow
Prince Danilo
 1933 L'amour guide
 1933 The Way to Love
 1933 A Bedtime Story
Monsieur Rene
 1932 Love Me Tonight
 1932 Make Me a Star
Maurice Chevalier (uncredited)
 1932 One Hour with You
Dr. Andre Bertier
 1931 Monkey Business
Maurice Chevalier (voice, uncredited)
 1931 The Smiling Lieutenant
Lt. Nikolaus 'Niki' von Preyn
 1931 The Stolen Jools (Short)
Maurice Chevalier
 1931 Le petit café
Albert Lorifian
 1930 Playboy of Paris
Albert Loriflan
 1930 La grande mare
Pierre Mirande
 1930 The Big Pond
 1930 Paramount on Parade
Apache - Episode 'Origin of the Apache' / 'Park in Paris' / Finale
 1929 The Love Parade
Count Alfred Renard
 1929 Innocents of Paris
Maurice Marney
 1923 Par habitude (Short)
 1923 Jim Bougne, boxeur
 1923 Bad Boy (Short)
Louis-Philippe Massoubre
 1923 Gonzague (Short)
Gonzague / Maurice
 1922 Le match Criqui-Ledoux (Short)
 1917 Une soirée mondaine (Short)
 1912 La valse renversante (Short)
 1912 Une bougie récalcitrante (Short)
 1911 Par habitude
 1908 La valse à la mode (Short)
 1908 Susceptible Youth (Short)
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Stage: Appeared in one-man show, "Maurice Chevalier," at the Princes Theatre in London, England. Fred Freed was pianist. See more »

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5' 10½" (1.79 m)


Yvonne Vallée  (divorced)




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[In response to a contract offer from Irving Thalberg if he would consent to a screen test] Either people are interested in hiring me or they're not. I don't audition any more. See more »


On his death the "Times" of London wrote: "Paris has lost another piece of its history and of its legend". See more »


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