Maurice CHEVALIER

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Singer & Musician

FrenchBorn Maurice CHEVALIER

French actor, singer, and popular vaudeville entertainer

Born on September 12, 1888 in Paris , France

Died on January 01, 1972 in Paris , France

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Chevalier was born in Paris to a house painter father and mother of Belgian descent. He made his name as a star of musical comedy, appearing in public as a singer and dancer at an early age.



He began working in show business in 1901. He was singing, unpaid, at a café when a member of the theatre saw him and suggested he try for a local musical. 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.

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In 1909, he became the partner of the biggest female star in France, Fréhel. However, due to her alcoholism and drug addiction, their liaison ended in 1911. Chevalier then started a relationship with 36-year-old Mistinguett at the Folies Bergère; they eventually played out a public romance.



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