Maurice Chevalier Biography
Birthday: September 12, 1888 (Virgo)
Born In: Paris, France
A darling of the French audiences in the 20th century, Maurice Chevalier was a multi-talented star who had female fans swooning over his debonair good looks. He was an actor and a cabaret singer who started out on his career as an acrobat. His venture into the world of show business began quite early on as he along with his brother found job as circus acrobat. However, the young Maurice met with an accident that put an end to his career as an acrobat. Since the boy was naturally talented, he started singing. Initially he was not even paid for his work, yet he performed at a café. As luck would have it a member of the local theatre recognized his talent and advised him to join a musical. He got the part and thus began his momentous journey to stardom. Soon he began gaining fame as a mimic and a singer. A chance encounter with night club singer Mistinguett changed his fortunes. The two formed a partnership which became a popular act in Folies-Bergere. Eventually he tried his hand at acting where too he found success. He became a famous performer not just in his home country but also achieved international fame.