Maurice Chevalier

Birth Name: Maurice Auguste Chevalier

Date of Birth: 12 September, 1888

Place of Birth: Paris, France

Date of Death: 1 January, 1972

Place of Death: Paris, France

*father – French, Belgian Walloon
*mother – Belgian Flemish

Maurice Chevalier was a French singer, actor, and entertainer. He was a star of jazz and ragtime. He was known for his songs “Livin’ In The Sunlight,” “Valentine,” “Louise,” “Mimi,” and “Thank Heaven for Little Girls.” He began appearing in Hollywood productions in 1928. His films include The Love Parade, The Big Pond, The Smiling Lieutenant, One Hour with You, Love Me Tonight, and Love in the Afternoon. He often co-starred with Jeanette MacDonald.

Maurice was the son of Joséphine (Van den Bossche), a lace maker, and Charles Victor Chevalier, a house painter.

Maurice’s paternal grandfather was Charles Guillaume Chevalier (the son of Charles Chevalier and Isabelle Duquesne). Maurice’s grandfather Charles was born in Tournai, Hainaut, Walloon Region, Belgium.

Maurice’s paternal grandmother was named Josèphine Désirée Chevalier. Josèphine was born in Lille, Nord, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France.

Maurice’s maternal grandfather was Joannes Franciscus Van den Bossche (the son of Pieter Van den Bossche and Clémence Conninck). Joannes was born in Ghent, East Flanders, Flanders, Belgium.

Maurice’s maternal grandmother was Mathilde Van Belle (the daughter of Joannes Henricus van Belle and Francisca De Roeck). Mathilde was born in Gent, Oost Vlaanderen, Belgium. Francisca was the daughter of Matthijs De Roeck and Catharina Claus.

Source: Genealogy of Maurice Chevalier –


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  1. follers says:

    Ethnic, is there a picture, please?

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