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His trademark attire was a boater hat and tuxedo. Chevalier was born in Paris. He made his name as a star of musical comedyappearing in public as a singer and dancer at an early age before working in menial jobs as a teenager. Although Homo-Morbid - Janus - Anima Mundi relationship was brief, she secured him his first major engagement, as a mimic and a singer in l'Alcazar in Marseillefor which he received critical acclaim by French Bonsoir (Good - Night critics.
Inhe discovered jazz and ragtime and went to Londonwhere he found new success at JSuis Mordu - Johnny Hallyday - Les 12 Premiers Succés De Johnny Hallyday Palace Theatre.
When talkies arrived, he went to Hollywood inwhere he played his first American role in Innocents of Paris. Inhe appeared in Love in the Afternoonwhich was his first Hollywood film in more than 20 years. In the early s, he made eight films, including Can-Can in and Fanny the following year. Inhe made his final contribution to the film industry where he sang the title song of the Disney film The Aristocats. He died in Paris, on January 1,aged Chevalier was born on September 12, in Paris.
His father was a French house painter. He worked a number of jobs: a carpenter's apprentice, electrician, printer, and even as a doll painter. He started in show business in He got the part. Chevalier made a name as a mimic and a singer. His act in l'Alcazar in Marseille was so successful, he made a triumphant rearrival in Paris. However, due to her alcoholism and drug addictiontheir liaison ended in When World War I broke out, Chevalier was in the middle of his national service, already in the front line, where he was wounded by shrapnel in the back in the first weeks of combat and was taken as a prisoner of war in Germany for two years.
InChevalier became a star in le Casino de Paris and played before British soldiers and Americans. In the prison camp, he had studied English and had an advantage over other French artists. He went to Londonwhere he found new success at the Palace Theatreeven though he still sang in French. After the war, Chevalier went back to Paris and created several songs still known today, such as " Valentine " When Douglas Fairbanks was on honeymoon in Paris inhe offered him star billing with his new wife Mary Pickfordbut Chevalier doubted his own talent for silent movies his previous ones had largely failed.
He signed a contract with Paramount Pictures and played his first American role in Innocents of Paris. He appeared in Paramount's all-star revue film Paramount on Parade While Chevalier was under contract with Paramount, his name was so recognized that his passport was featured in the Marx Brothers film Monkey Business In this sequence, each brother uses Chevalier's passport, and tries to sneak off the ocean liner where they were stowaways by claiming to be the singer—with unique renditions of " You Brought a New Kind of Love to Me " with its line "If the nightingales could sing like you".
Inhe starred with Jeanette MacDonald in Paramount's film musical One Hour With You which became a success and one of the films instrumental in making musicals popular again. Featuring songs by Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hartit was directed by Rouben Mamoulian who, with the help of the songwriters, was able to put into the score his ideas of the integrated musical a musical which blends songs and dialogue so the songs advance the plot. After a disagreement over his star-billing, he returned to France in to resume his music-hall career.
Even when he was the highest-paid star in Hollywood, Chevalier had a reputation as a penny-pincher. When filming at Paramount, he balked at parking his car in the Paramount lot at ten cents a day. After bargaining, he managed to get five cents per day. Another story is told of Chevalier a smoker having a conversation with someone who offered him a cigarette.
He took it, said "Thank you", put it in his pocket, and continued with the conversation. But in Hollywood he seemed to be a divided character. When not playing around with young chorus-girls, he actually felt quite lonely, and sought the company of Adolphe Menjou and Charles Boyeralso French, but both much better educated than Chevalier.
Boyer in particular introduced him to art galleries and good literature, and Chevalier would try to copy him as the man of taste. But at other times, he would 'revert to type' as the bitter and impoverished street-kid he basically was. When performing in English, he always put on a heavy French accent, although his normal spoken English was quite fluent and sounded more American. InChevalier married From The Bottom Of My Broken Heart - Britney Spears - …Baby One More Time dancer Nita Raya.
He had several successes, such as his revue Paris en Joie in the Casino de Paris. A year later, he performed in Amours de Paris. Inhe appeared in a successful revue in the Casino de Paris, Bonjour Pariswhich was Nazi propaganda, reassuring the public that nothing had basically changed under the occupation. The Nazis knew that he was harbouring a Jewish family in the south of France, and put pressure on him to perform in Berlin and sing for the collaborating radio station Radio Paris.
He refused, but did perform for prisoners of war in Bonsoir (Good - Night at the same camp where he had been held captive in World War I, and succeeded in getting ten French soldiers freed in exchange.
InChevalier was named on a list of French collaborators with Germany to be killed during the war, or tried after it. In when Allied forces freed France, Chevalier was accused of collaboration.
Even though he was acquitted by a French convened court, the English-speaking press remained hostile and he was refused a visa for several years.
In Cherie) - Maurice Chevalier - This Is Maurice Chevalier own country, however, he was still popular. Inhe split from Nita Ray and started writing his memoirs, which took many years to complete. Inhe had already participated in a Communist demonstration Bonsoir (Good - Night Paris. He was therefore even less popular in the U. Inhe performed in Stockholm in a Communist benefit against nuclear arms. Also inChevalier was the subject of the first official roast at the New York Friars' Clubalthough celebrities had been informally "roasted" at banquets since Inhe bought a large property in Marnes-la-Coquettenear Paris, and named it "La Louque",  as a homage to his mother's nickname.
He started a relationship in with Overture - Brian Reitzell - 30 Days Of Night (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) Michels, a young divorcee with three children. His first full American tour was inwith Vic Schoen as arranger and musical director.
In the early s, he toured the Borrowing And Stealing - The Hub - The Hub States and between and made eight films, including Can-Can with Frank Sinatra. Inat 77, he made another world tour. In a wartime short film near the end of the film's second part, he explained his disappearance during World War II see the "World War II" section in this entryas rumors of his death lingered at that time, and emphatically denied any collaboration with the Nazis.
His theme song, "Sweepin' the Clouds Away," from the film Paramount on Paradewas one of its theme songs and was played in the end credits of the film's second part. Inseveral years after his retirement, songwriters Richard M. Sherman got him Bonsoir (Good - Night sing the title song of the Disney film The Aristocatswhich ended up being Bonsoir (Good - Night final contribution to the film industry. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Redirected from Chevalier, Maurice.
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