Legendary actor, Maurice Chevalier, was born Maurice Auguste Chevalier on Sep 12, 1888 in Paris, France. Chevalier died at the age of 83 on Jan 1, 1972 in Paris, France and was laid to rest in Cimeti?re de Marnes la Coquette Cemetery in Hauts-de-Seine, Ile-de-France Region, France.
MINI BIO:French actor and crooner of long stage background and international reputation. With twinkling eyes, Gallie charm, and leering lower lip, Chevalier became a big star of early Hollywood musical comedies, especially opposite Jeanette MacDonald. Everyone imitated his singing - even the Marx Brothers. Returned in the fifties, still lecherous but more avuncular. Given a special Academy Award in 1958. Died from a heart attack. He was nominated for best actor Oscars in The Love Parade and The Big Pond. (Source: available at Amazon Quinlan's Film Stars).
HONORS and AWARDS:.
Although Chevalier was nominated for one Oscar, he never won a competitive Academy Award. However he won one Honorary Oscar Award in 1958 for his contributions to the world of entertainment for more than half a century .
|1929/30||Best Actor||The Big Pond (1930)||Pierre Mirande||Nominated|
Academy Awards (Honorary Oscars)
|1958||Honorary Award||for his contributions to the world of entertainment for more than half a century|
He was honored with one star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the category of Motion Pictures. Maurice Chevalier's handprints and footprints were 'set in stone' at Grauman's Chinese Theater during imprint ceremony #25 on Dec 4, 1934. On 2002, Chevalier received the Disney Legends Award for living up to the Disney principals of imagination, skill, discipline, craftsmanship and magic.
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Ah, Spring in Paris! The local gendarmerie is intent on cleaning up the parks of couples canoodling. Among them are Andre Bertier () and his gal pal Colette (Jeanette MacDonald). But it’s perfectly decent. As they sing, later in bed together, “what a little thing like a ... Read full article
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Happy Birthday to Classic Movie Legend, , born on September 12, 1888! is what some like to call a born entertainer. His impeccable comedic timing and exaggerated heavy French accent combined with poor-working class background made him an extremely approachable star... Read full article
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In this elaborate opening number from Rouben Mamoulian's Love Me Tonight (1932), tailor sings Isn't It Romantic as a chauvinistic little ditty about his lover catering to his every need. His customer takes up the tune as he leaves the shop and it is then passed from person ... Read full article
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Claude Chavasse: [voiceover] This is the city - Paris, France. It is just like any other big city - London, New York, Tokyo - except for two little things. In Paris, people eat better. And in Paris, people make love - well, perhaps not better, but certainly more often. They do it any time, any place. On the left bank, on the right bank, and in between! They do it by day, and they do it by night. The butcher, the baker, and the friendly undertaker. They do it in motion, they do it sitting absolutely still. Poodles do it. Tourists do it. Generals do it. Once in a while even existentialists do it. There is young love, and old love. Married love, and innocent love. That is where I come in. My name is Claude Chavasse. I am what you would call a private eye.
Claude Chavasse: [voiceover] On Monday, August 24th of this year, the case of Frank Flannagan and Ariane Chavasse came up before the superior judge in Cannes. They are now married, serving a life sentence in New York, state of New York, USA.
Philip Dulaine: Why do young people waste time fighting? You should make love when you're young, and fight when you're old.
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