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Bourvil (1917–1970)


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 »

Died:

(age 53) in Paris, France

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Known For

The Longest Day Mayor of Colleville
(1962)
Four Bags Full Marcel Martin
(1956)
Le Cercle Rouge Le Commissaire Mattei
(1970)
La Grande Vadrouille Augustin Bouvet
(1966)

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 1971 Clodo
Gaston
 1970 Le Cercle Rouge
Le Commissaire Mattei (as André Bourvil)
 1970 Le mur de l'Atlantique
Léon Duchemin
 1970 L'étalon
William Chaminade
 1969 L'arbre de Noël
Verdun
 1969 The Brain
Anatole
 1968 La grande lessive (!)
Armand Saint-Just
 1968 Les cracks
Jules Auguste Duroc
 1967 Les Arnaud
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 La grosse caisse
Louis Bourdin
 1965 The Secret Agents
Lalande
 1965 Le majordome
Le vrai fiancé (uncredited)
 1965 The Sucker
Antoine Maréchal
 1965 La bonne planque (TV Movie)
Antoine
 1964 The Big Scare
Inspecteur Simon Triquet
 1963 La cuisine au beurre
André Colombey - un restaurateur normand
 1963 Le magot de Josefa
Pierre Corneille
 1963 Un drôle de paroissien
Georges Lachaunaye
 1963 Don't Tempt the Devil
Albert Gaudet
 1962 Les culottes rouges
Fendard
 1962 Un clair de lune à Maubeuge
Le chanteur à la télévision
 1962 Tartarin de Tarascon
Le curé qui regonfle le pneu de son vélomoteur
 1962 The Longest Day
Mayor of Colleville
 1961 Tout l'or du monde
Dumont and his sons: Mathieu, 'Toine, Martial
 1961 Dans la gueule du loup
Un drogué
 1960 Fortunat
Noël Fortunat
 1960 Captain Blood
Cogolin
 1959 Le Bossu
Passepoil
 1959 The Green Mare
Honoré Haudouin
 1959 Le chemin des écoliers
Charles Michaud
 1958 Sérénade au Texas
Me Jérôme Quilleboeuf
 1958 Un drôle de dimanche
Jean Brévent
 1958 Le miroir a deux faces
Pierre Tardivet
 1958 Les misérables
Thenardier
 1956 Le chanteur de Mexico
Bilou
 1956 Four Bags Full
Marcel Martin
 1955 Les hussards
Flicot - le trompette
 1954 Le fil à la patte
Bouzin
 1954 Cadet Rousselle
Jérôme Baguindet
 1954 Poisson d'avril
Émile Dupuy
 1954 Royal Affairs in Versailles
Un guide du musée de Versailles
 1953 The Three Musketeers
Planchet
 1952 Grrr.... (Short)
 1952 Crazy for Love
Hippolyte Lemoine
 1951 Seul dans Paris
Henri Milliard
 1951 Le passe-muraille
Léon Dutilleul
 1950 The Prize
Isidore Pastouret
 1950 Miquette et sa mère
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
Pilou
 1947 Studio en folies (Short)
Lui-même
 1946 Pas si bête
Lèon Ménard
 1945 La ferme du pendu
Le bourrelier
 1942 Croisières sidérales
Un scientifique (as Alain Grimor)
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Alternate Names:

André Bourvil | Alain Grimor

Height:

5' 7¾" (1.72 m)
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In 1952, he wrote in collaboration with Maurice Vandair the lyrics of the French song "En Nourrice" with the music of Henri Betti. See more »

Star Sign:

Leo

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