Who remembers the actor named Charles Boyer?
One of my favorite movies from him was the 1944 movie called, “Gas light.”
Charles Boyer studied philosophy before he went to the theater where he gave his debut in 1920. Although he had at first no intentions to pursue a career at the movies he used his chance in Hollywood after several filming stations all over Europe.
In the beginning of his career his beautiful voice was hidden by the silent movies but in Hollywood he became famous for his whispered declarations of love (like in movies with Greta Garbo, Marlene Dietrich or Ingrid Bergman).
Today’s YouTube presentation brought to you by user name, Movie Legends, gives you a peek into the career of this extraordinary actor, simply known as Boyer.
In 1934 Boyer married Pat Paterson, his first and (unusual for a star) his only wife. He was so faithful to her that he decided to commit suicide two days after her death in 1978, because he couldn’t imagine his life living without her.
The fatal dose of barbiturates two days after his wife’s death, which was also two days before his own seventy-ninth birthday, he had one son by the name of Michael Charles Boy born on December 9th 1943, and who also committed suicide on September 21st 1965, playing Russian roulette with a 38-caliber revolver after quarreling with a girlfriend.
He was awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6300 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California on February 8, 1960.
Half bald by his twenties, he only wore a toupee for his movie roles. Out in public, he never wore it, and became an American citizen of the United States in 1942.
As we remember how on August 28th 1899, in Figeac, France Charles Boyer was born today, on today’s day to remember.
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