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Maurice Chevalier Height, Weight, Age, Net Worth, Biography

Maurice Chevalier Quick Info
Height 5 ft 10 in
Weight 70 kg
Date of Birth September 12, 1888
Zodiac Sign Virgo
Date of Death January 1, 1972

Maurice Chevalier was a French singer, actor, and entertainer who attained great success by singing hit singles like Livin’ In The Sunlight, Lovin’ in the Moonlight, Valentine, Louise, You Brought a New Kind of Love to Me, Mimi, Thank Heaven for Little Girls, etc. His popularity grew further after appearing in the films The Love Parade (1929), The Big Pond (1930), The Smiling Lieutenant (1931), One Hour with You (1932), Love Me Tonight (1932), Gigi (1958), The Merry Widow (1934), Love in the Afternoon (1957), Playboy of Paris (1930), Can-Can (1960), In Search of the Castaways (1962), to name a few.

Born Name

Maurice Auguste Chevalier

Nick Name

Mo

Maurice Chevalier as seen in the 1930s
Maurice Chevalier as seen in the 1930s (Paramount Pictures / Wikimedia / Public Domain)

Age

He was born on September 12, 1888.

Died

He passed away on January 1, 1972, in Paris due to cardiac arrest resulting from kidney surgery at the age of 83 years.

Sun Sign

Virgo

Born Place

Paris, Île-de-France, France

Nationality

French

Occupation

Singer, Actor, Entertainer

Family

  • Father – Victor Charles Chevalier (House Painter)
  • Mother – Joséphine Chevalier (Lace-maker)
  • Siblings – Charles Chevalier (Older Brother), Paul Chevalier (Older Brother)

Net Worth

At the time of his death, Chevalier’s net worth was $10 million according to CelebrityNetWorth.com.

Genre

Café-concert, Music-hall, Musical Theater

Instruments

Vocals, Piano

Labels

  • RCA Victor
  • Imperial Records
  • MGM Records

Build

Slim

Height

5 ft 10 in or 178 cm

Weight

70 kg or 154.5 lbs

Girlfriend / Spouse

Maurice Chevalier had dated –

  1. Fréhel (1909-1911)
  2. Mistinguett
  3. Yvonne Vallée (1927-1932) – The Aristocats (1970) star was married to the French actress Yvonne Vallée from 1927 until 1932.
  4. Miriam Hopkins (1931)
  5. Merle Oberon (1931-1932)
  6. Marlene Dietrich (1932)
  7. Kay Francis (1934)
  8. Nita Raya (1937-1946) – He tied the knot with Nita Raya in 1937. However, their divorce was finalized in 1946.
  9. Genevieve Tobin
  10. Toby Wing
  11. Lise Bourdin (1948)
  12. Janie Michels – In 1952, Maurice began dating a young divorcee named Janie Michels. However, it is not clear how long their relationship lasted or if they were together until his death in 1972.
Desi Arnaz, Richard Keith, and Maurice Chevalier (right) as seen in the 1958 episode of The Lucy-Desi Comedy Hour titled Lucy Goes to Mexico
Desi Arnaz, Richard Keith, and Maurice Chevalier (right) as seen in the 1958 episode of The Lucy-Desi Comedy Hour titled Lucy Goes to Mexico (CBS Television / Wikimedia / Public Domain)

Race / Ethnicity

White

He had French and Belgian Walloon ancestry on his father’s side and was of Belgian Flemish descent on his mother’s side.

Hair Color

Dark Brown

However, his hair had turned ‘Gray’ by the time of his death.

Eye Color

Blue

Sexual Orientation

Straight

Distinctive Features

  • His trademark attire was a straw boater hat, tuxedo, and cane.
  • Charming, dimpled smile

Maurice Chevalier Favorite Things

  • Film Of HimselfThe Man from the Folies Bergère (1935)

SourceWikipedia

Maurice Chevalier as seen in 1968
Maurice Chevalier as seen in 1968 (Eric Koch for Anefo / Wikimedia / Public Domain)

Maurice Chevalier Facts

  1. His 2 films Love Me Tonight (1932) and Gigi (1958) are included in the U.S. National Film Registry by the Library of Congress for their ‘cultural, historical or aesthetical’ significance.
  2. Maurice had collaborated with the Nazis during World War II and, in 1942, was listed as one of the French collaborators with Germany ‘who should be killed during the war or tried after it’. However, he was acquitted by a French-convened court after the end of the war. Chevalier, on his part, continued to lie about his involvement with the Nazis till the end of his life.
  3. He had received 2 Oscar nominations for ‘Best Actor’ for his performances in The Love Parade (1929) and The Big Pond (1930) in the same year in 1930.

Featured Image by Paramount Pictures / Wikimedia / Public Domain

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