Maurice Chevalier

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in The Merry Widow (1934)

Maurice Chevalier (12 September, 18881 January, 1972) was a Belgian-French actor, singer, and popular entertainer.


  • Old age isn't so bad when you consider the alternative.
  • Many a man has fallen in love with a girl in a light so dim he would not have chosen a suit by it.
  • If you wait for the perfect moment when all is safe and assured, it may never arrive. Mountains will not be climbed, races won, or lasting happiness achieved
  • Please excuse me if I get an erection. Pardon me if I don't.
    • While filming a movie scene in bed with a starlet
  • Love the public the way you love your mother.
  • An artist carries on throughout his life a mysterious, uninterrupted conversation with his public.
  • The cinema is rather like a beautiful woman whom you would court only by telephone.
    • On why he preferred personal appearances to films

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