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Charles Boyer

Charles Boyer

Charles Boyer (August 28, 1897 - August 26, 1978) was a French actor.

Born in Figeac, Lot, Midi-Pyrénées, France, Boyer started on the stage, but he found his success in European and Hollywood movies during the 1920s and 1930s. He continued to make films over the next several decades.

Charles Boyer is best known for his role in the 1944 film "Gaslight" in which he tried to convince Ingrid Bergman's character that she was going insane.

In 1948 Charles Boyer was made a chevalier of the French Legion of Honor.

Two days after the death of his wife, Pat Paterson (1900-1978), Charles Boyer committed suicide. He was interred in Holy Cross Cemetery, Culver City, California, United States with his wife ans son Michael Charles Boyer (1943-1965).

Partial filmography: Love Affair (1939), Hold Back the Dawn (1941), Gaslight (1944), Fanny (1961).

Note: This profile was written in or before 2003.

Charles Boyer Facts

BirthdayAugust 28, 1897
BirthplaceFigeac, Lot, France
Date of deathAugust 26, 1978 (age 80)

Selected Filmography

The Louvre
Love Affair
Barefoot in the Park
The Buccaneer
Around the World in 80 Days
All This, and Heaven Too
How to Steal a Million
Casino Royale
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