Bourvil (1917–1970)

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At the age of three, André Zacharie Raimbourg and his family moved to a town in the region of Normandy called Bourville. He finished school at the age of 15 and began to work as a baker. He was already playing harmonica, mandoline and cornet when he engaged himself in a village band. In the beginning of 1940 while in the army making music-hall show... See full bio »


(age 53) in Paris, France

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Known For

The Longest Day Mayor of Colleville
Le Cercle Rouge Le Commissaire Mattei
Four Bags Full Marcel Martin
La Grande Vadrouille Augustin Bouvet


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 1971 Clodo
 1970 Le Cercle Rouge
Le Commissaire Mattei (as André Bourvil)
 1970 Atlantic Wall
Léon Duchemin
 1970 The Stud
William Chaminade
 1969 The Christmas Tree
 1969 The Brain
 1968 The Big Wash
Armand Saint-Just
 1968 The Hotshots
Jules Auguste Duroc
 1967 The Arnauds
Le juge Henri Arnaud
 1966 La Grande Vadrouille
Augustin Bouvet
 1966 Trois enfants... dans le désordre
Eugène Laporte
 1965 The Wise Guys
Hector Valentin
 1965 The Big Swag
Louis Bourdin
 1965 The Secret Agents
 1965 The Majordomo
Le vrai fiancé (uncredited)
 1965 The Sucker
Antoine Maréchal
 1965 La bonne planque (TV Movie)
 1964 The Big Scare
Inspecteur Simon Triquet
 1964 Reflets du temps passé (Short)
 1963 La cuisine au beurre
André Colombey - un restaurateur normand
 1963 Josefa's Loot
Pierre Corneille
 1963 Heaven Sent
Georges Lachaunaye
 1963 Don't Tempt the Devil
Albert Gaudet
 1962 Moonlight in Maubeuge
Le chanteur à la télévision
 1962 Red Culottes
 1962 Tartarin de Tarascon
Le curé qui regonfle le pneu de son vélomoteur
 1962 The Longest Day
Mayor of Colleville
 1961 The Busybody
André Loriot
 1961 Tout l'or du monde
Dumont and his sons: Mathieu, 'Toine, Martial
 1961 Dans la gueule du loup
Un drogué
 1960 Fortunate
Noël Fortunat
 1960 Captain Blood
 1959 Le Bossu
 1959 The Green Mare
Honoré Haudouin
 1959 Le chemin des écoliers
Charles Michaud
 1958 Serenade of Texas
Me Jérôme Quilleboeuf
 1958 Un drôle de dimanche
Jean Brévent
 1958 Le miroir a deux faces
Pierre Tardivet
 1958 Les Misérables
 1956 Le chanteur de Mexico
 1956 Four Bags Full
Marcel Martin
 1955 The Hussars
Flicot - le trompette
 1954 Fly in the Ointment
 1954 Cadet Rousselle
Jérôme Baguindet
 1954 April Fools' Day
Émile Dupuy
 1954 Royal Affairs in Versailles
Un guide du musée de Versailles
 1953 The Three Musketeers
 1952 Grrr.... (Short)
 1952 Cent francs par seconde
 1952 Crazy for Love
Hippolyte Lemoine
 1951 Alone in Paris
Henri Milliard
 1951 Mr. Peek-a-Boo
Léon Dutilleul
 1950 The Prize
Isidore Pastouret
 1950 Miquette
Urbain de la Tour Mirande
 1950 Le roi Pandore
Léon Ménard
 1948 Le coeur sur la main
Leon Ménard - le bedeau d'un village normand qui devient vedette de cabaret
 1948 Blanc comme neige
Léon Ménard
 1948 Par la fenêtre
 1947 Studio en folies (Short)
 1946 Pas si bête
Lèon Ménard
 1945 Hanged Man's Farm
Le bourrelier
 1942 Sideral Cruises
Un scientifique (as Alain Grimor)
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12 Print Biographies | 1 Interview | 6 Articles | 1 Pictorial | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

Alternate Names:

André Bourvil | Alain Grimor


5' 7¾" (1.72 m)

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July-August 2017- Subject of an exhibition for the hundred years of his birth in Fontaine-le-Dun, Normandy, the regional town where he played the cornet in the municipal band. The hall where the exhibition is happening bears his real name. See more »

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