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

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The Love Parade Count Alfred Renard
Gigi Honoré Lachaille
The Smiling Lieutenant Lt. Nikolaus 'Niki' von Preyn
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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 L'Occupation Intime (TV Movie documentary) (lyrics: "Notre Espoir") / (performer: "Notre Espoir")
 2009 Abel Escoto: Fragmentos de Vida e Obra (Documentary) (performer: "Paris, Stay the Same" (Paris, je t'Aime d'Amour))
 2009 Army of Crime (performer: "Ça Sent si Bon la France")
 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)
 2007 My Name Is Earl (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Foreign Exchange Student (2007) ... (performer: "Thank Heaven for Little Girls" - 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")
  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" - uncredited)
 2001 Confession d'un dragueur (performer: "Valentine")
  La chance aux chansons (TV Series) (lyrics - 18 episodes, 1987 - 2000) (performer - 1 episode, 1988)
- Partie de Campagne au Bord de l'Eau (2000) ... (lyrics: "Chanson Populaire")
- 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 chance (1996) ... (lyrics: "La Chanson du Maçon")
- Les Voix du Bal (1995) ... (lyrics: "Chanson Populaire")
 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 Soir 3 (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 11 September 1988 (1988) ... (performer: "Paris, je t'Aime d'Amour")
 1988 Story of Women (lyrics: "La Chanson du Maçon") / (performer: "La Chanson du Maçon")
  Chantez-le moi (TV Series) (lyrics - 2 episodes, 1983 - 1984) (performer - 1 episode, 1984)
- La France se libère (1984) ... (lyrics: "Notre Espoir", "Chanson Populaire", "La Fête à Neu-Neu") / (performer: "Chanson Populaire")
- 1940-1944: 1ère époque (1983) ... (lyrics: "La Chanson du Maçon")
 1984 The Blood of Others (performer: "C'était écrit")
 1982 Hooray for Hollywood (Documentary) (performer: "Louise")
 1982 Une histoire d'amour Maurice Chevalier (TV Movie) (lyrics: "La Polka des Barbus", "Le Régiment des Jambes Louis XV", "La Fête à Neu-Neu", "Notre Espoir", "La Chanson du Maçon", "Les Marches de Ménilmontant") / (performer: "Les Marches de Ménilmontant")
 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" - uncredited)
 1979 Nous les Artistes: Maurice Chevalier (TV Movie documentary) (lyrics: "La Marche de Ménilmontant", "Notre Espoir", "La Symphonie des Semelles en Bois" - uncredited) / (performer: "Valentine", "Ca fait d'Excellents Français", "Ma Pomme", "Le Chapeau de Zozo", "Paris sera toujours Paris", "La Marche de Ménilmontant", "Le Beau Gosse", "Oh ! Maurice", "Ce n'est pas la même Chose", "Si j'avais Su...", "Les Mirlitons", "Quand un Vicomte...", "Dans la Vie faut pas s'en Faire", "Là-Haut !", "Louise", "Nouveau Bonheur", "Y a d'la Joie !", "Prosper", "Ah ! Si vous Connaissiez ma Poule", "Notre Espoir", "Un p'tit Air", "La Symphonie des Semelles en Bois" - uncredited)
 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 Chantons sous l'occupation (Documentary) (lyrics: "Notre Espoir") / (performer: "Notre Espoir")
 1974 Vive la France (Documentary) (performer: "Paris, je t'Aime d'Amour")
 1974 That's Entertainment! (Documentary) (performer: "Thank Heaven for Little Girls" (1958) - uncredited)
 1973 Le train (performer: "Ça Fait d'Excellents Français")
  Cadet Rousselle (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode, 1972) (performer - 1 episode, 1972)
- Episode dated 11 January 1972 (1972) ... (lyrics: "Les Marches de Ménilmontant", "La Chanson du Maçon") / (performer: "Moi, avec une Chanson", "Le Chapeau de Zozo", "Dites-moi ma Mère")
 1972 Hommage à Maurice Chevalier (TV Movie documentary) ("Dites-moi ma Mère", "Avec le Sourire", "Coeur en Chômage", "C'est Paris", "Mon Coeur", "Pour bien Réussir", uncredited) / (lyrics: "Notre Espoir", "La Polka des Barbus" - uncredited) / (performer: "Ah ! Si vous Connaissiez ma Poule", "Valentine", "Dans la Vie faut pas s'en Faire", "Notre Espoir", "Un p'tit Air", "Demain j'ai Vingt Ans" - uncredited)
 1970 The AristoCats (performer: "The Aristocats")
 1969 La Grande Parade (TV Movie) (lyrics: "La Chanson du Maçon")
 1969 The Sorrow and the Pity (Documentary) (lyrics: "Notre Espoir") / (performer: "Ça Sent si Bon la France", "Notre Espoir", "Sweepin' the Clouds Away" (uncredited))
 1969 Les Français écrivent aux Shadoks (TV Series documentary short) (performer - 2 episodes)
- Cocorico (1969) ... (performer: "Prosper")
- D'excellents Français (1969) ... (performer: "Ça Fait d'Excellents Français" - uncredited)
 1968 Télé dimanche (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 22 September 1968 (1968) ... (lyrics: "La Chanson du Maçon")
 1967 1 homme de trop (lyrics: "La Chanson du Maçon")
 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 A New Kind of Love (performer: "You Brought a New Kind of Love to Me", "Mimi", "Louise", "In the Park in Paree", "Cancan")
 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)
 1962 Dans la vie faut pas s'en faire (TV Movie documentary) ("Avec le Sourire", "Coeur en Chômage", "C'est Paris", "Mon Coeur", "Pour bien Réussir", "Dites-moi ma Mère", "On est comme on est", "Ma Régulière", "Je m'Donne", "La Symphonie des Semelles en Bois", "Ose Anna", "Un p'tit Air", "Faut jamais Dire ça aux Femmes", "Chapeau de Paille", "C'était Moi", "Paris sera toujours Paris", uncredited) / (lyrics: "La Symphonie des Semelles en Bois" - uncredited) / (performer: "Ah ! Si vous Connaissiez ma Poule", "Valentine", "Dans la Vie faut pas s'en Faire" - 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'" - uncredited)
 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 Rendez-vous avec Maurice Chevalier n°1 (Short) (performer: "Pour les Amants c'est tous les Jours Dimanche" (uncredited), "Chapeau de Paille")
 1957 Rendez-vous avec Maurice Chevalier n°2 (Short) ("La Chanson du Maçon", "Le Régiment des Mandolines", "C'est si bon", uncredited) / (lyrics: "Rendez-vous à Paris" (uncredited), "À Barcelone", "La Chanson du Maçon" (uncredited)) / (performer: "Rendez-vous à Paris" (uncredited), "À Barcelone", "Mon P'tit Moustique")
 1957 Rendez-vous avec Maurice Chevalier n°3 (Short) (lyrics: "Rendez-vous à Paris" (uncredited), "Sur l'Avenue Foch") / (performer: "Rendez-vous à Paris" (uncredited), "Sur l'Avenue Foch")
 1957 Trente-Six Chansons (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- Henri Betti (1957) ... (lyrics: "La Chanson du Maçon", "La Fête à Neu-Neu", "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")
  Trente-Six Chandelles (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode, 1956) (performer - 1 episode, 1956)
- Maurice Chevalier (1956) ... (lyrics: "La Polka des Barbus", "La Marche de Ménilmontant") / (performer: "Je Connais une Blonde", "Le P'tit Objet", "Le Beau Môme", "Viens Poupoule", "La Marche de Ménilmontant")
 1954 My Seven Little Sins (performer: "Demain j'ai Vingt ans")
 1951 Compositeurs et chansons de Paris (Short) (lyrics: "La Chanson du Maçon" (uncredited), "Blondine")
 1949 A Royal Affair (lyrics: "La Barbe à Tonton", "C'est Fini") / (performer: "C'est Fini")
 1947 Le silence est d'or (performer: "Pour les Amants c'est tous les Jours Dimanches", "Pigalle")
 1939 Personal Column (performer: "Il Pleurait")
 1938 Break the News (performer: "We're Old Buddies")
 1937 L'homme du jour (performer: "Y a d'la Joie !", "Ma Pomme", "Prosper")
 1936 With a Smile (performer: "Y a du Bonheur pour tout l'Monde")
 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" (La Romance de la Pluie), "Au Revoir L'Amour" (1935), "You Took the Words Right Out of My Mouth" (1935), "I Was Lucky" (C'Était Écrit), "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 The Way to Love (performer: "In a One-Room Flat" (Un peu plus, un peu moins...))
 1933 Hollywood on Parade No. A-7 (Short) (performer: "Louise")
 1932 Love Me Tonight (performer: "That's the Song of Paree" (1932) (uncredited), "Isn't It Romantic?" (1932) (uncredited), "Mimi", "The Poor Apache" (Un Vrai Méchant), "Love me Tonight" (Un Soir d'Amour))
 1932 One Hour with You (performer: "One Hour with You" (Une Heure près de Toi), "We Will Always be Sweetheharts" (Coeur contre Coeur), "What Would you Do ?" (Qu'Auriez-vous Fait ?), "Oh that Mitzi !" (Oh cette 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" - uncredited)
 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) (uncredited), "My Love Parade" (1929) (uncredited), "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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Album: "Maurice Chevalier Today" (MGM). See more »

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


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[on Jeanette MacDonald] I later heard her referred to as the "Iron Butterfly", although I was surprised to hear that she found that amusing. I never thought she had much of a sense of humor. When we worked together she always objected to anyone telling a risqué story. See more »


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 »


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