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Today’s Memory – Maurice Chevalier

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Maurice Chevalier

12 September 1888, Paris – 1 January 1972, Paris


Maurice Auguste Chevalier was a debonair French musical-comedy star best known for witty and sophisticated films that contributed greatly to the establishment of the musical as a film genre during the early 1930s. Characterized by a suave manner and using a cane and tilted straw hat and an exaggerated French accent as his trademarks, he also gained international fame as a stage personality.

Valentine (1935)

Chevalier made his debut as a Parisian café singer in 1901. By the 1920s he was a famous entertainer in French musical revues and was appearing in French films. His first Hollywood film, The Innocents of Paris (1929), was the prototype of the popular gay and charming musicals that followed…

Paris Sera Toujours Paris

Chevalier played in 60 movies, including The Love Parade, Love Me Tonight,

Love Me Tonight Mimi (1932)

The Big Pond, Love in the Afternoon, Gigi, Can-Can, Fanny, Monkeys Go Home, etc.

Gigi Thank Heaven for Little Girls

In 1970 he sang the title song of Disney’s The AristoCats.

The Aristocats

In 1958 Maurice Chevalier received an honorary Academy Award for his more than 50 years of contributions to the entertainment field.

Maurice Chevalier & Hermione Gingold – I Remember It Well (1958)



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