This picture is taken from a photograph given by Chevalier to the author of this web site.


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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.

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Chevalier's autograph (1964)

Links to Other Sites:

Listed Since 1998 - Link Directory

Short Chevalier Biography

List of Chevalier Films (from The Internet Movie Database)

Photo from the 1930's

Chevalier and Jeanette MacDonald (Love Parade - 1929)

Black and White Photo

Chevalier and Jerry Lewis - 1971

Chevalier Play

Golden Age of Crooners, Jazz and Big Band

Maurice Chevalier and Bing Crosby Life Magazine Cover - 3/10/61

Bing Crosby & Maurice Chevalier

Books by and about Maurice Chevalier

"Gigi" 1958

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