Charles Boyer

Charles Boyer

Chuck Jones used his French voice and mannerisms when he created famed cartoon skunk Pepé Le Pew.

Earned a degree in philosophy from the Sorbonne.

French born. Became an American citizen in 1942.

Half bald by his twenties, he only wore a toupee for his movie roles. Out in public, he never wore it.

Interred at Holy Cross Cemetery, Culver City, California, USA, in the St. Ann section, #5, L186.

Off-screen was a happily married bookworm; referred to by his friends as a "stick-in-the-mud".

Son, Michael Charles Boyer, born 1944; committed suicide 22nd September 1965. He apparently played Russian roulette with a .38-caliber revolver after quarreling with a girlfriend.

Took a fatal dose of barbiturates two days following his wife's death.

Vice president of the jury at the Cannes Film Festival in 1964

Winner of a special Tony Award in 1952 for his performance in the 1951 Broadway production of "Don Juan in Hell".

Won a special Tony Award in 1952 "for distinguished performance in 'Don Juan in Hell,' thereby assisting in a new theatre trend." He was also nominated for Broadway's 1963 Tony Award as Best Actor (Dramatic) for "Lord Pengo.".