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Maurice Auguste Chevalier (September 12, 1888 – January 1, 1972) was a French actor and cabaret singer. He was born in Paris. He was perhaps best known for his songs, including "Louise", "Mimi", "Valentine", and "Thank Heaven for Little Girls" and for his movies, including The Love Parade, The Big Pond, Love Me Tonight and Gigi.
In 1930, he was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actor for his roles in The Love Parade (1929) and The Big Pond (1930), which made his first big American hit, "Livin' in the Sunlight, Lovin' in the Moonlight".
In 1958, Chevalier received an Honorary Academy Award for his works in the movie industry.
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