Charles Boyer

Actor, TV producer, TV director
With his dark good looks and resonant, deeply accented murmur, Charles Boyer personified European romance in his native France and Hollywood for over four decades in such films as "Algiers" (1938), "All This, And Heaven ... Read more »
Born: 08/27/1899 in France

Filmography

Actor (54)

George 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

Stavisky 1991 (Movie)

Baron Raoul (Actor)

American Lifestyles 1986 (Movie)

("On Stage" - "Show Business: The Postwar Years") (Actor)

A Matter of Time 1975 (Movie)

Count (Actor)

Lost Horizon 1972 (Movie)

The High Lama (Actor)

The April Fools 1969 (Movie)

Andre Greenlaw (Actor)

The Madwoman of Chaillot 1969 (Movie)

The Broker (Actor)

Barefoot in the Park 1967 (Movie)

Victor Velasco (Actor)

Casino Royale 1967 (Movie)

LeGrand (Actor)

How to Steal a Million 1966 (Movie)

DeSolnay (Actor)

Is Paris Burning? 1966 (Movie)

Monod (Actor)

A Very Special Favor 1965 (Movie)

Michel Boullard (Actor)

The Rogues 1964 - 1965 (TV Show)

Actor

Adorable Julia 1964 (Movie)

Michael Gosselyn (Actor)

Love Is a Ball 1963 (Movie)

Monsieur Etienne Pimm (Actor)

The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse 1962 (Movie)

Marcelo Desnoyers (Actor)

Fanny 1961 (Movie)

Cesar (Actor)

Maxime 1961 (Movie)

Maxime (Actor)

The Buccaneer 1958 (Movie)

Dominique You (Actor)

Turn of Fate 1957 - 1958 (TV Show)

Actor

Four Star Playhouse 1952 - 1957 (TV Show)

Actor

Around the World in 80 Days 1956 (Movie)

Mon. Gasse (Actor)

Nana 1956 (Movie)

Count Muffat (Actor)

Une Parisienne 1956 (Movie)

Prince Charles (Actor)

Paris Palace Hotel 1955 (Movie)

Henri Delormel (Actor)

The Cobweb 1955 (Movie)

Dr Douglas N Devanal (Actor)

The Earrings of Madame De... 1954 (Movie)

General Andre de (Actor)

The Happy Time 1952 (Movie)

Jacques Bonnard (Actor)

The 13th Letter 1950 (Movie)

(Actor)

Cluny Brown 1946 (Movie)

(Actor)

Gaslight 1944 (Movie)

Gregory Anton (Actor)

Back Street 1940 (Movie)

(Actor)

Hold Back the Dawn 1940 (Movie)

(Actor)

All This, and Heaven Too 1939 (Movie)

Duke De Praslin (Actor)

Love Affair 1938 (Movie)

(Actor)

When Tomorrow Comes 1938 (Movie)

(Actor)

Algiers 1937 (Movie)

(Actor)

Conquest 1936 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Garden of Allah 1935 (Movie)

(Actor)

Break of Hearts 1934 (Movie)

(Actor)

Private Worlds 1934 (Movie)

Dr. Charles Monet (Actor)

Appointment for Love (Movie)

Andre Casall (Actor)

Arch of Triumph (Movie)

Dr. Ravic (Actor)

Confidential Agent (Movie)

Denard (Actor)

Flesh and Fantasy (Movie)

Paul Gaspar (Actor)

History is Made at Night (Movie)

Paul Dumond (Actor)

Liliom (Movie)

Liliom (Actor)

Red Headed Woman (Movie)

Albert (Actor)

Tales of Manhattan (Movie)

Paul Orman (Actor)

The Constant Nymph (Movie)

Lewis Dodd (Actor)

The Magnificent Lie (Movie)

Jacques (Actor)

The Man from Yesterday (Movie)

Rene Goudin (Actor)

Together Again (Movie)

George Corday (Actor)

Tovarich (Movie)

Prince Mikail Alexandrovitch Ouratieff (Actor)
Producer (1)

Flesh and Fantasy (Movie)

(Producer)

Biography

With his dark good looks and resonant, deeply accented murmur, Charles Boyer personified European romance in his native France and Hollywood for over four decades in such films as "Algiers" (1938), "All This, And Heaven Too" (1941) and "Gaslight" (1944). Though a studious, retiring figure off-screen, Boyer left female moviegoers swooning in the 1930s and 1940s, earning him four Oscar nominations as dashing, boundlessly erotic men whose lives, spent either in pursuit of crime, fortune or royalty, made them unavailable to the women who fell hopelessly in love with him. He stepped gracefully into character roles in the 1950s, scoring a triumph on Broadway with "Don Juan in Hell" (1951) and moving into production as a co-owner of the successful television company Four Star Pictures. He remained active as a symbol of old Hollywood courtliness throughout the 1960s, earning a final Oscar nod for "Fanny" (1961) before retiring to care for his wife in the late 1970s. Her death in 1978 spurred the grief-stricken actor to take his own life that same year, forever enmeshing his life with his screen image as the tragic lover whose tremendous heart was his greatest burden.

Relationships

Michael Boyer

Son
birn in 1944 committed suicide in 1965

Pat Paterson

Wife
married from 1934 until her death on August 24, 1978

EDUCATION

Sorbonne, University of Paris

Paris

Paris Conservatoire

Paris

Milestones

1964

Co-starred with Niven in Four Star production "The Rogues"

1959

Co-counded, with Thomas McDermott, David Niven and Dick Powell, production company Four Star Television

1920

Stage debut and film debut (in "L'homme du large")

Appeared in numerous stage productions from 1950s, including world tour of G.B. Shaw's "Don Juan in Hell"

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