Charles Boyer

Charles Boyer (1899 - 1978)

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Charles Boyer
Born in Figeac, Lot, Francemap
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Died in Phoenix, Maricopa County, Arizona, USAmap
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Son of Maurice Boyer and Augustine Louise Durand

Charles Boyer (French: [bwaye]; 28 August 1899 – 26 August 1978) was a French 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 movies during the 1930s. His memorable performances were among the era's most highly praised, in romantic dramas such as The Garden of Allah (1936), Algiers (1938), and Love Affair (1939), as well as the mystery-thriller Gaslight (1944). He received four Academy Award nominations for Best Actor.


  • The 50 Most Unforgettable Actors of the Studio Era, LEADING MEN, Foreword by Robert Osborne, Introduction by Molly Haskell, Text by Frank Miller, Chronicle Books, LLC, 85 Second Street, San Francisco, California 94105,

Distributed in Canada by Raincoast Books 9050 Shaughnessy Street Vancouver, British Columbia V6P 6E5 pp. 28-31

  • "New York, New York Passenger and Crew Lists, 1909, 1925-1957," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 2 October 2015), Charles Boyer, 1937; citing Immigration, New York, New York, United States, NARA microfilm publication T715 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • "United States Census, 1940," database with images, FamilySearch ( : accessed 2 June 2017), Charles Boyer, Councilmanic District 2, Los Angeles, Los Angeles Township, Los Angeles, California, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 60-172, sheet 64B, line 57, family 115, Sixteenth Census of the United States, 1940, NARA digital publication T627. Records of the Bureau of the Census, 1790 - 2007, RG 29. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2012, roll 404.
  • "United States Social Security Death Index," database, FamilySearch ( : 20 May 2014), Charles Boyer, Aug 1978; citing U.S. Social Security Administration, Death Master File, database (Alexandria, Virginia: National Technical Information Service, ongoing).

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Color portrait of Charles Boyer
Color portrait of Charles Boyer

Charles Boyer in 1955
Charles Boyer in 1955

Headstone of Maurice Charles Boyer and Patricia Elizabeth
Headstone of Maurice Charles Boyer and Patricia Elizabeth


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