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Maurice Chevalier

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 English from fellow prisoners. After the war he returned to the film business, and when "talkies" came into existence, Chevalier traveled to the US to break into Hollywood. In 1929 he was paired with operatic singer/actress Jeanette MacDonald to make The Love Parade (1929). Although Chevalier was attracted to the beautiful MacDonald and made several passes at her, she rejected him firmly, as she had designs on actor Gene Raymond, who she eventually married). He did not take rejection lightly, being a somewhat vain man who considered himself quite a catch, and derided MacDonald as a "prude". She, in turn, called him "the quickest derrière pincher in Hollywood". They made three more pictures together, the most successful being Love Me Tonight (1932). In the late 1930s he returned to Europe, making several films in France and England. World War II interrupted his career and he was dogged by accusations of collaboration with the Nazi authorities occupying France, but he was later vindicated. In the 1950s he returned to Hollywood, older and gray-headed. He made Gigi (1958), from which he took his signature songs, "Thank Heaven for Little Girls" and "I Remember it Well". He also received a special Oscar that year. In the 1960s he made ke a few more films, and in 1970 he sang the title song for Walt Disney's The AristoCats (1970). This marked his last contribution to the film industry. Date of Death 1 January 1972, Paris, France  (cardiac arrest after surgery for a kidney problem)

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Sep 12, 1888 в Paris, France
Кино / ТВ Кредиты:
Впервые появился:
на movie Le royaume nain de Lilliput contre Gigas le long, prince des géants 1914-10-18
Последний проект:
Кино Обратный ход 2002-01-22
Известный в фильмах
Poster of Break the News
Poster of One Hour with You
Poster of The Smiling Lieutenant
Poster of Le petit café
Кино Обратный ход FBI agent #3 2002-01-22
Кино That's Entertainment! Clip from 'Gigi' (archive footage) 1974-06-21
Series ABC Stage 67 Unknown 1966-09-14
Кино Hollywood My Home Town Himself 1965-12-31
Кино The Love Goddesses Himself (archive footage) 1965-03-03
Кино Panic Button Phillippe 1964-04-10
Кино I'd Rather Be Rich Philip Dulaine 1964-08-25
Кино A New Kind of Love Maurice Chevalier 1963-10-10
Кино Black Tights Who introduces 1962-02-20
Кино In Search of the Castaways Jacques Paganel 1962-12-01
Кино Jessica Father Antonio 1962-04-19
Кино Fanny Panisse 1961-06-28
Кино Can-Can Paul Barriere 1960-03-09
Кино Дыхание скандала Prince Philip 1960-05-15
Кино Pepe Himself 1960-12-21
Кино Count Your Blessings Duc de St. Cloud 1959-04-23
Кино Жижи Honoré Lachaille 1958-04-15
Series Вестингауз – Театр Десиле Unknown 1958-10-06
Кино Любовь после полудня Claude Chavasse 1957-06-30
Series Шоу Дины Шор Unknown 1956-10-05
Кино 100 Years of Love Massimo 1954-03-05
Series Церемония вручения премии «Оскар» Unknown 1953-03-18
Series This Is Your Life Unknown 1952-10-01
Кино Ma pomme Maurice Vallier dit 'Ma Pomme' 1950-11-15
Кино Paris 1900 Himself (archive footage) 1948-02-25
Series Шоу Эда Салливана Unknown 1948-06-20
Кино Silence Is Golden Emile Clément 1947-05-21
Кино Pièges Robert Fleury 1939-12-16
Кино Break the News François Verrier 1938-01-02
Кино Le vagabond bien-aimé Gaston de Nerac 1936-05-08
Кино With a Smile Victor Larnois 1936-12-03
Кино The Beloved Vagabond Gaston de Nerac 'Paragot' 1936-08-24
Кино Folies Bergère de Paris Eugene Charlier / Baron Fernand Cassini 1935-02-22
Кино L'homme des Folies Bergère Eugene Charlier / Baron Cassini 1935-05-09
Кино The Merry Widow Count Danilo 1934-11-02
Кино A Bedtime Story Monsieur Rene 1933-04-22
Кино Love Me Tonight Maurice 'Baron' Courtelin 1932-08-13
Кино One Hour with You Dr. Andre Bertier 1932-03-22
Кино Make Me a Star Himself 1932-07-01
Кино Украденные драгоценности Maurice Chevalier 1931-04-04
Кино Le petit café Albert Lorifian 1931-01-20
Кино The Smiling Lieutenant Lt. Nikolaus 'Niki' von Preyn 1931-08-01
Кино The Big Pond Pierre Mirande 1930-05-03
Кино Paramount On Parade Apache 1930-04-22
Кино Playboy of Paris Albert Loriflan 1930-10-18
Кино Innocents of Paris Maurice Marney 1929-01-02
Кино The Love Parade Count Alfred Renard 1929-11-19
Кино Le royaume nain de Lilliput contre Gigas le long, prince des géants 1914-10-18