Charles Boyer

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Movie Actor
Date of Birth August 28, 1899
Place of Birth Figeac, France
Date of Death Aug 26, 1978 (78)
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Charles Boyer was a French-American actor who appeared in more than 80 films between 1920 and 1976. After receiving an education in drama, Boyer started on the stage, but he found his success in American films during the 1930s. His memorable performances were among the era's most highly praised, in romantic dramas such as The Garden of Allah, Algiers, and Love Affair, as well as the mystery-thriller Gaslight. He received four Oscar nominations for Best Actor.

Born: August 28, 1899, Figeac, France
Died: August 26, 1978, Phoenix, Arizona, U.S.
Cause of death: Severe secobarbital overdose
Burial place: Holy Cross Cemetery, Culver City, California, U.S.
Occupation: Actor
Years active: 1920–1976
Children: 1
Awards: Academy Honorary Award (1943)
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About Charles Boyer

Suave French actor who appeared in over 80 films, including Algiers. He gave a memorable performance in The Garden of Allah and received the Academy Honorary Award in 1943.

Before Fame

He was a hospital orderly during WWI and studied philosophy before turning to acting.


He acted in romantic dramas such as Love Affair.

Family Life

He married actress Pat Paterson in 1934 after two weeks of courtship and their marriage lasted for 44 years. He committed suicide after her death.


He was in Hold Back the Dawn with Olivia de Havillard.

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