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* GayParee: He was born and raised in UsefulNotes/{{Paris}}, debuted his career there and celebrated the city in many songs.


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* ''Film/ABreathOfScandal'' (1960)


* ''Disney/TheAristocats'' (1970)[[note]]Performed the film's opening theme, in both French and English versions[[/note]]

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Maurice Auguste Chevalier (September 12, 1888 January 1, 1972) was a world-famous French actor and singer.

He first struck fame in his native France, where he was a popular music hall star during the 1910s and 1920s and [[{{Chanson}} scored many hits]] like "Valentine," "Mimi," and "Louise." In 1927, he moved to Hollywood, where [[UsefulNotes/RiseOfTheTalkies sound films were just getting in vogue,]] thus opening an entire market for movie musicals. Chevalier starred in many of them, including ''Film/TheLoveParade'' (1929), ''The Big Pond'' (1930), ''Film/LoveMeTonight'' (1932), and ''Film/{{Gigi}}'' (1958). He appeared alongside famous Hollywood movie stars of the day, including Creator/JeanetteMacDonald, Nelson Eddy, Creator/ClaudetteColbert, Leslie Caron, Creator/CharlesBoyer,[[note]]Boyer was another Frenchman whose career in Hollywood overlapped with Chevalier's. Boyer tended to get the dramatic and romantic parts that called for a French lead, while Chevalier got the light comedies and musicals.[[/note]] Creator/JayneMansfield and Music/FrankSinatra.

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Maurice Auguste Chevalier (September 12, 1888 January 1, 1972) was a world-famous French actor and singer.[[{{Chanson}} singer]].

He first struck fame in his native France, where he was a popular music hall star during the 1910s and 1920s and [[{{Chanson}} scored many hits]] hits like "Valentine," "Mimi," "Mimi" and "Louise." In 1927, he moved to Hollywood, where [[UsefulNotes/RiseOfTheTalkies sound films were just getting in vogue,]] thus opening an entire market for movie musicals. Chevalier starred in many of them, including ''Film/TheLoveParade'' (1929), ''The Big Pond'' (1930), ''Film/LoveMeTonight'' (1932), and ''Film/{{Gigi}}'' (1958). He appeared alongside famous Hollywood movie stars of the day, including Creator/JeanetteMacDonald, Nelson Eddy, Creator/ClaudetteColbert, Leslie Caron, Creator/CharlesBoyer,[[note]]Boyer was another Frenchman whose career in Hollywood overlapped with Chevalier's. Boyer tended to get the dramatic and romantic parts that called for a French lead, while Chevalier got the light comedies and musicals.[[/note]] Creator/JayneMansfield and Music/FrankSinatra.


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He first struck fame in his native France, where he was a popular music hall star during the 1910s and 1920s and [[{{Chanson}} scored many hits]] like "Valentine," "Mimi," and "Louise." In 1927, he moved to Hollywood, where [[UsefulNotes/RiseOfTheTalkies sound films were just getting in vogue,]] thus opening an entire market for movie musicals. Chevalier starred in many of them, including ''Film/TheLoveParade (1929), Film/TheBigPond'' (1930), ''Film/LoveMeTonight'' (1932), and ''Film/{{Gigi}}'' (1958). He appeared alongside famous Hollywood movie stars of the day, including Creator/JeanetteMacDonald, Nelson Eddy, Creator/ClaudetteColbert, Leslie Caron, Creator/CharlesBoyer,[[note]]Boyer was another Frenchman whose career in Hollywood overlapped with Chevalier's. Boyer tended to get the dramatic and romantic parts that called for a French lead, while Chevalier got the light comedies and musicals.[[/note]] Creator/JayneMansfield and Music/FrankSinatra.

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He first struck fame in his native France, where he was a popular music hall star during the 1910s and 1920s and [[{{Chanson}} scored many hits]] like "Valentine," "Mimi," and "Louise." In 1927, he moved to Hollywood, where [[UsefulNotes/RiseOfTheTalkies sound films were just getting in vogue,]] thus opening an entire market for movie musicals. Chevalier starred in many of them, including ''Film/TheLoveParade ''Film/TheLoveParade'' (1929), Film/TheBigPond'' ''The Big Pond'' (1930), ''Film/LoveMeTonight'' (1932), and ''Film/{{Gigi}}'' (1958). He appeared alongside famous Hollywood movie stars of the day, including Creator/JeanetteMacDonald, Nelson Eddy, Creator/ClaudetteColbert, Leslie Caron, Creator/CharlesBoyer,[[note]]Boyer was another Frenchman whose career in Hollywood overlapped with Chevalier's. Boyer tended to get the dramatic and romantic parts that called for a French lead, while Chevalier got the light comedies and musicals.[[/note]] Creator/JayneMansfield and Music/FrankSinatra.


* BorrowedCatchPhrase: His signature ''"hon hon hon"'' laugh has become the standard way French people laugh in comedy, even to people who have no idea that Chevalier originated this stereotype.

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* BorrowedCatchPhrase: His signature ''"hon hon hon"'' laugh has become the standard way French people laugh in American comedy, even to people who have no idea that Chevalier originated this stereotype.


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* GlamorousWartimeSinger: He was particularly successful during the [[UsefulNotes/WorldWarII Phoney War]].


* ''Disney/TheAristocats'' (1970)[[note]]Performed the film's opening theme, in both French and English[[/note]]

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* ''Disney/TheAristocats'' (1970)[[note]]Performed the film's opening theme, in both French and English[[/note]] English versions[[/note]]


For decades Maurice Chevalier was the most famous French entertainer on the planet, easily recognizable due to his iconic yellow boater hat, tuxedo and heavy French accent. Even Creator/TheMarxBrothers built an entire comedic scene around him in ''Film/MonkeyBusiness'' (1931), even though [[InvisibleCelebrityGuest he didn't appear in the film at all]]. He appeared as himself in the ''Series/ILoveLucy'' episode "Lucy Goes To Mexico" (1958). Younger generations may recognize his voice from ''Disney/TheAristocats'' (1970), where he sings the title song.

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For decades Maurice Chevalier was the most famous French entertainer on the planet, easily recognizable due to his iconic yellow boater hat, tuxedo and heavy French accent. Even Creator/TheMarxBrothers built an entire comedic scene around him in ''Film/MonkeyBusiness'' (1931), even though [[InvisibleCelebrityGuest he didn't appear in the film at all]]. He appeared as himself in the ''Series/ILoveLucy'' episode "Lucy Goes To Mexico" (1958). Younger generations may recognize his voice from ''Disney/TheAristocats'' (1970), where he sings the title song.


He first struck fame in his native France, where he was a popular music hall star during the 1910s and 1920s and [[{{Chanson}} scored many hits]] like "Valentine," "Mimi," and "Louise." In 1927, he moved to Hollywood, where [[UsefulNotes/RiseOfTheTalkies sound films were just getting in vogue,]] thus opening an entire market for movie musicals. Chevalier starred in many of them, including ''Film/TheLoveParade (1929), Film/TheBigPond'' (1930), ''Film/LoveMeTonight'' (1932), and ''Film/{{Gigi}}'' (1958). He appeared alongside famous Hollywood movie stars of the day, including Creator/JeanetteMacDonald, Nelson Eddy, Creator/ClaudetteColbert, Leslie Caron, Creator/CharlesBoyer,[[note]]Boyer was another Frenchman whose career in Hollywood overlapped with Chevalier's. Boyer tended to get the dramatic and romantic parts that called for a French lead, while Chevalier got the light comedies and musicals.[[/note]] Creator/JayneMansfield and Music/FrankSinatra. For decades Maurice Chevalier was the most famous French entertainer on the planet, easily recognizable due to his iconic yellow boater hat, tuxedo and heavy French accent. Even Creator/TheMarxBrothers built an entire comedic scene around him in ''Film/MonkeyBusiness'' (1931), even though [[InvisibleCelebrityGuest he didn't appear in the film at all]]. He appeared as himself in the ''Series/ILoveLucy'' episode "Lucy Goes To Mexico" (1958). Younger generations may recognize his voice from ''Disney/TheAristocats'' (1970), where he sings the title song.

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He first struck fame in his native France, where he was a popular music hall star during the 1910s and 1920s and [[{{Chanson}} scored many hits]] like "Valentine," "Mimi," and "Louise." In 1927, he moved to Hollywood, where [[UsefulNotes/RiseOfTheTalkies sound films were just getting in vogue,]] thus opening an entire market for movie musicals. Chevalier starred in many of them, including ''Film/TheLoveParade (1929), Film/TheBigPond'' (1930), ''Film/LoveMeTonight'' (1932), and ''Film/{{Gigi}}'' (1958). He appeared alongside famous Hollywood movie stars of the day, including Creator/JeanetteMacDonald, Nelson Eddy, Creator/ClaudetteColbert, Leslie Caron, Creator/CharlesBoyer,[[note]]Boyer was another Frenchman whose career in Hollywood overlapped with Chevalier's. Boyer tended to get the dramatic and romantic parts that called for a French lead, while Chevalier got the light comedies and musicals.[[/note]] Creator/JayneMansfield and Music/FrankSinatra.

For decades Maurice Chevalier was the most famous French entertainer on the planet, easily recognizable due to his iconic yellow boater hat, tuxedo and heavy French accent. Even Creator/TheMarxBrothers built an entire comedic scene around him in ''Film/MonkeyBusiness'' (1931), even though [[InvisibleCelebrityGuest he didn't appear in the film at all]]. He appeared as himself in the ''Series/ILoveLucy'' episode "Lucy Goes To Mexico" (1958). Younger generations may recognize his voice from ''Disney/TheAristocats'' (1970), where he sings the title song.







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* ''Disney/TheAristocats'' (1970)[[note]]Performed the film's opening theme, in both French and English[[/note]]






* JustAStupidAccent: Maurice Chevalier's accent is often treated this way in comedy.

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* JustAStupidAccent: Maurice Chevalier's His accent is often treated this way in comedy.


Chevalier's French accent has in fact become the archetype of the FunnyForeigner. Whenever a comedian pretends to imitate a Frenchman he is indirectly mimicking the way Chevalier spoke English in his native Parisian accent, including his famous ''"hon hon hon"'' laugh. It has become such a StockParody, comparable to PoirotSpeak and MockCousteau, that we even included a separate page for it and [[TropeNamer
named it after him]]: the MauriceChevalierAccent.

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Chevalier's French accent has in fact become the archetype of the FunnyForeigner. Whenever a comedian pretends to imitate a Frenchman he is indirectly mimicking the way Chevalier spoke English in his native Parisian accent, including his famous ''"hon hon hon"'' laugh. It has become such a StockParody, comparable to PoirotSpeak and MockCousteau, that we even included a separate page for it and [[TropeNamer
[[TropeNamer named it after him]]: the MauriceChevalierAccent.


Maurice Auguste Chevalier (September 12, 1888 January 1, 1972) was a world-famous French actor and singer. He first struck fame in his native France, where he was a popular music hall star during the 1910s and 1920s and [[{{Chanson}} scored many hits]] like "Valentine," "Mimi," and "Louise." In 1927, he moved to Hollywood, where [[UsefulNotes/RiseOfTheTalkies sound films were just getting in vogue,]] thus opening an entire market for movie musicals. Chevalier starred in many of them, including ''Film/TheLoveParade (1929), Film/TheBigPond'' (1930), ''Film/LoveMeTonight'' (1932), and ''Film/{{Gigi}}'' (1958). He appeared alongside famous Hollywood movie stars of the day, including Creator/JeanetteMacDonald, Nelson Eddy, Creator/ClaudetteColbert, Leslie Caron, Creator/CharlesBoyer,[[note]]Boyer was another Frenchman whose career in Hollywood overlapped with Chevalier's. Boyer tended to get the dramatic and romantic parts that called for a French lead, while Chevalier got the light comedies and musicals.[[/note]] Creator/JayneMansfield and Music/FrankSinatra. For decades Maurice Chevalier was the most famous French entertainer on the planet, easily recognizable due to his iconic yellow boater hat, tuxedo and heavy French accent. Even Creator/TheMarxBrothers built an entire comedic scene around him in ''Film/MonkeyBusiness'' (1931), even though [[InvisibleCelebrityGuest he didn't appear in the film at all]]. He appeared as himself in the ''Series/ILoveLucy'' episode "Lucy Goes To Mexico" (1958). Younger generations may recognize his voice from ''Disney/TheAristocats'' (1970), where he sings the title song.

Chevalier's French accent has in fact become the archetype of the FunnyForeigner. Whenever a comedian pretends to imitate a Frenchman he is indirectly mimicking the way Chevalier spoke English in his native Parisian accent, including his famous ''"hon hon hon"'' laugh. It has become such a StockParody, comparable to PoirotSpeak and MockCousteau, that we even included a separate page for it: the MauriceChevalierAccent.


TropeNamer for MauriceChevalierAccent.

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Maurice Auguste Chevalier (September 12, 1888 January 1, 1972) was a world-famous French actor and singer.

He first struck fame in his native France, where he was a popular music hall star during the 1910s and 1920s and [[{{Chanson}} scored many hits]] like "Valentine," "Mimi," and "Louise." In 1927, he moved to Hollywood, where [[UsefulNotes/RiseOfTheTalkies sound films were just getting in vogue,]] thus opening an entire market for movie musicals. Chevalier starred in many of them, including ''Film/TheLoveParade (1929), Film/TheBigPond'' (1930), ''Film/LoveMeTonight'' (1932), and ''Film/{{Gigi}}'' (1958). He appeared alongside famous Hollywood movie stars of the day, including Creator/JeanetteMacDonald, Nelson Eddy, Creator/ClaudetteColbert, Leslie Caron, Creator/CharlesBoyer,[[note]]Boyer was another Frenchman whose career in Hollywood overlapped with Chevalier's. Boyer tended to get the dramatic and romantic parts that called for a French lead, while Chevalier got the light comedies and musicals.[[/note]] Creator/JayneMansfield and Music/FrankSinatra. For decades Maurice Chevalier was the most famous French entertainer on the planet, easily recognizable due to his iconic yellow boater hat, tuxedo and heavy French accent. Even Creator/TheMarxBrothers built an entire comedic scene around him in ''Film/MonkeyBusiness'' (1931), even though [[InvisibleCelebrityGuest he didn't appear in the film at all]]. He appeared as himself in the ''Series/ILoveLucy'' episode "Lucy Goes To Mexico" (1958). Younger generations may recognize his voice from ''Disney/TheAristocats'' (1970), where he sings the title song.

Chevalier's French accent has in fact become the archetype of the FunnyForeigner. Whenever a comedian pretends to imitate a Frenchman he is indirectly mimicking the way Chevalier spoke English in his native Parisian accent, including his famous ''"hon hon hon"'' laugh. It has become such a StockParody, comparable to PoirotSpeak and MockCousteau, that we even included a separate page for it: it and [[TropeNamer
named it after him]]:
the MauriceChevalierAccent.


TropeNamer for
MauriceChevalierAccent.

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