This picture is taken from a photograph given by
Chevalier to the author of this web site.
This page is dedicated to providing information on one of the
greatest entertainers of all time. We also will provide links to
text and photos on other Web sites.
Born in 1888 in Paris, Chevalier
started his professional career in 1901 as a singer and comedian.
He starred in his first Hollywood musical "Innocents of Paris" in
1929, just two years after Al Jolson made history with the first
all-talking motion picture. He was nominated for Academy Awards for The Love Parade (1929/1930) and The Big Pond (1929/1930). Making a dozen
movies over the next seven years, Chevalier and his songs, such as
"Mimi", "Louise", and "Valentine", became internationally popular.
In the late 1950's his appearance in the movie "Gigi" started his
second film career. In 1959 he received a special Academy Award for his contributions to the world of entertainment.
Throughout his seventies, he continued his one-man show around the world.
The author of this Web site was privileged to attend one of his last
performances. It was fantastic. He retired from the stage in 1968, a
show business legend. His last work was the title song in the Disney
movie, the Aristocats in 1970.
We ask anyone who knew Maurice Chevalier to e-mail their stories to us
for possible inclusion on this site.
Chevalier's autograph (1964)
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