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Charles Boyer
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    (August 28, 1899-August 26, 1978)
    Born in Figeac, France
    Acted in 'Mayerling (1936),' ' The Garden of Allah (1936),' 'History Is Made At Night (1937),' 'Conquest (1937),' 'Algiers (1938),' 'Love Affair (1939),' 'All This and Heaven Too (1940),' ' Back Street (1941),' 'Hold Back the Dawn (1941),' 'Tales of Manhattan (1942),' ' The Constant Nymph (1943),' 'Gaslight (1944),' 'Confidential Agent (1945),' 'The Cobweb (1955),' 'Fanny (1961),' 'Barefoot in the Park (1967),' 'Lost Horizon (1973)' and 'A Matter of time (1976)'
    Awarded a special Tony for his 1951 Broadway production of 'Don Juan in Hell'
    Acted in the TV series 'Four Star Playhouse' (1952-56), 'Charles Boyer Theater' (1953), 'Goodyear Theatre' (1957-58), 'Alcoa Theatre' (1957-58) and 'The Rogues' (1964-65)
    Portrayed himself in the 1956 'I Love Lucy' TV episode 'Lucy Meets Charles Boyer'
    Recorded the dark album 'Where Does Love Go?' (1966)
    Committed suicide by Seconal overdose at age 78
    Received two stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame; one for movies and the other for TV
    Nicknamed 'the last of the cinema's great lovers'
    He was short for a leading man and wore lifts in his shoes.
    He also had a paunch and wore toupees.
    On a movie set Bette Davis didn't recognize him and tried to have him thrown out.
    Though often credited with speaking the line 'Come with me to the Casbah' to Hedy Lamarr, he never said such a line.
    He was nominated four times for an Oscar as 'Best Actor in a Leading Role' and lost each time.
    He couldn't handle life without his wife, fell apart and killed himself two days after her cancer death.
    He worked as a hospital orderly in a French Army hospital during World War I.
    He fell in love with a British actress in 1934, married her the same year and stayed with her for 44 years until her death.
    He said of the union, 'That love at first sight should happen to me was life's most delicious revenge on a self-opinionated fool.'
    The toupees he wore were only on movies sets, as he never wore them in public view.
    In 1942 he became a naturalized citizen of the U.S.
    Chuck Jones used his voice and mannerisms when he created famed cartoon character Pepé Le Pew.
    His only son committed suicide at age 21 after arguing with a girlfriend and playing Russian roulette (September 1965).
    His dark romantic album was a favorite of Elvis Presley.

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