Maurice Chevalier, born Maurice Auguste Chevalier, was in Paris 20th on September 12, 1888. He is a French singer, actor, writer, songwriter, dancer and comedian.
First singer of Café-concert in the Parisian quarter of Ménilmontant, Maurice Chevalier became, in the wild years, one of the most popular artists of music-French hall, before starting an acting career in Hollywood in the 1930s. Twice nominated for the Oscar for Best Actor, he has also performed under the direction of Ernst Lubitsch.
Back in France, he continued his success and, during the Occupation, continued to work until the beginning of 1943. He was briefly worried at the Liberation and then cleared of all suspicion in 1945. Having not lost his fame, he alternates singing and cinema in France and begins a second career in Hollywood with the film Ariane in 1957, consecrated by the world success of Gigi in 1958. After 66 years of career, he announced a farewell tour in 1967, and gave his last recital in Paris on the stage of the Champs-Élysées theatre on October 20, 1968.
He died on 1 January 1972 in Paris.