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Maurice Chevalier
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    (December 12, 1888-January 1, 1972)
    Acted in 'Innocents of Paris (1929),' 'The Love Parade (1929),' 'Paramount on Parade (1930),' 'The Big Pond (1930),' 'The Smiling Lieutenant (1931),' 'Love Me Tonight (1932),' 'One Hour With You (1932),' 'The Merry Widow (1934),' 'The Beloved Vagabond (1936),' 'Man of the Hour (1937),' Break the News (1938),' 'Love in the Afternoon (1957)' and 'Gigi (1958)'
    Sang 'Louise' and 'Thank Heavens for Little Girls'
    Portrayed Honore Lachaille in 'Gigi (1958)'
    Partner of Jeanette Macdonald
    He was divorced.
    His nickname was 'Mo.'
    He was a ladies man.
    He was typecast as a French gentleman.
    Despite his and Jeanette Macdonald's immense chemistry in films, they disliked each other intensely.
    Jeanette Macdonald called him 'the quickest derriere pincher in Hollywood.'
    When he sang, it was very difficult to understand what he was saying.
    WW II and accusations that he was a Nazi collaborator interrupted his career.
    His only Oscar was honorary, despite being nominated twice.
    He preferred personal appearances to films.
    He said: 'Love the public the way you love your mother.'
    His trademarks were a tuxedo, straw boater hat, and a cane.
    His teaming with Jeanette MacDonald is recognized as one of Hollywood's greatest screen pairings.
    He was a POW for two years during WW I and was imprisoned at Alten Grabow.
    He learned to speak English from his inmates.
    He was accused of being a nazi because he signed a petition against nuclear weapons.
    When he died, the London Times wrote: 'Paris has lost another piece of its history and of its legend.'
    He was nominated for Oscars for his performances in 'The Love Parade (1929)' and 'The Big Pond (1930).'
    He received an honorary Oscar in 1959.
    He has a star on the walk of fame.
    His songs, 'Isn't it Romantic?' in 'Love Me Tonight (1932),' and 'Thank Heaven For Little Girls' in 'Gigi (1958)' made AFI's list of the greatest movie songs of all time.
    He died from cardiac arrest after surgery for a kidney problem.

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