Boyer, Charles, 1899-1978

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Boyer was born Aug. 28, 1899 in Figeac, France; studied philosophy at the Sorbonne and drama at the Paris Conservatory; after his stage and film debuts in 1920, he became a matinee idol on stage; moved between Hollywood, France, and Germany from 1929-1934, and permanently moved to Los Angeles in 1934; developed career as a great lover and lead actor in films produced in France and Hollywood; married English actress Pat Paterson; active during WWII in cementing Franco-American relations and heading French war relief efforts; established French Research Foundation in Los Angeles; appeared with Charles Laughton on stage in Don Juan in hell (1951); co-founded Four Star Television with Dick Powell and David Niven in 1951 and subsequently starred in company's television productions in 1950s and 1960s; committed suicide on Aug. 26, 1978, two days after his wife's death in 1978.

From the description of Papers, 1935-1961. (University of California, Los Angeles). WorldCat record id: 38285568

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Boyer was born August 28, 1899 in Figeac, France; studied philosophy at the Sorbonne and drama at the Paris Conservatory; after his stage and film debuts in 1920, he became a matinee idol on stage; moved between Hollywood, France, and Germany from 1929-1934, and permanently moved to Los Angeles in 1934; developed career as a great lover and lead actor in films produced in France and Hollywood; married English actress Pat Paterson; active during World War II in cementing Franco-American relations and heading French war relief efforts; established French Research Foundation in Los Angeles; appeared with Charles Laughton on stage in Don Juan in Hell (1951); co-founded Four Star Television with Dick Powell and David Niven in 1951 and subsequently starred in company's television productions in 1950s and 1960s; committed suicide on August 26, 1978, two days after his wife's death in 1978.

From the guide to the Charles Boyer Papers, 1935-1961, (University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Department of Special Collections.)

Archival Resources
Role Title Holding Repository
referencedIn Ruth and Augustus Goetz papers, 1930-1966 The New York Public Library. Billy Rose Theatre Division.
referencedIn Vera Zorina papers, 1910-2001 (inclusive), 1933-2001 (bulk). Harvard Theatre Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University.
referencedIn Logue Studio (Pine Bluff, Ark.),. Charles C. Boyer [graphic] / Logue Studio [photographer]. Arkansas History Commission
creatorOf French Research Foundation of Los Angeles. Charles Boyer French Research Foundation collection, 1939-1950, bulk 1939-1946. University of California, Los Angeles
creatorOf Brown, Harry Joe, 1893-1972. Arch of triumph : dialogue, 1946 Aug. 5 / by Harry Brown. Ohio State University Libraries
referencedIn Vincent J. Donehue papers, 1946-1965 The New York Public Library. Billy Rose Theatre Division.
referencedIn The Bell Telephone Hour collection of sound recordings [sound recording], 1940-1968 The New York Public Library. Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound.
referencedIn Spewack, Samuel and Bella. Papers, ca.1920-1980. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
referencedIn The Railroad hour, radio program [sound recording], 1948-1954 The New York Public Library. Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound.
referencedIn Photographs of early American movies : photographic prints. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
creatorOf Charles Boyer Papers, 1935-1961 University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Department of Special Collections.
referencedIn Philippe Halsman theatrical photographs, 1947-1969 The New York Public Library. Billy Rose Theatre Division.
referencedIn Charles Boyer collection, [19--?-ongoing]. Museum of Performance & Design
creatorOf Boyer, Charles, 1899-1978. Papers, 1935-1961. University of California, Los Angeles
referencedIn Samuel and Bella Spewack Papers, ca.1920-1980 Columbia University. Rare Book and Manuscript Library,
creatorOf Selznick, David O., 1902-1965. Studio archive, 1904-1980 (bulk 1936-1955). Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center
referencedIn Shumlin, Herman, 1898-. Papers, 1930-1968. Wisconsin Historical Society, Newspaper Project
referencedIn Green, Julien, 1900-1998. Papers of Julien Green [manuscript], 1941-1944. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Sartre, Jean-Paul, 1905-1980. Papers relating to the English adaptation and New York premiere of Les mains sales, 1948-1949. Indiana University
referencedIn Charles Boyer French Research Foundation Collection, 1939-1950, 1939-1946 University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Department of Special Collections.
Role Title Holding Repository
Relation Name
associatedWith Brown, Harry Joe, 1893-1972. person
associatedWith Donehue, Vincent J., 1915-1966 person
associatedWith French Research Foundation of Los Angeles. corporateBody
associatedWith Goetz, Ruth person
associatedWith Green, Julien, 1900-1998. person
associatedWith Halsman, Philippe person
associatedWith Logue Studio (Pine Bluff, Ark.), corporateBody
associatedWith Railroad Hour Radio Program corporateBody
associatedWith Sartre, Jean-Paul, 1905-1980. person
associatedWith Selznick, David O., 1902-1965. person
associatedWith Shumlin, Herman, 1898- person
associatedWith Spewack, Samuel, 1899-1971 person
associatedWith Spewack, Samuel and Bella. person
correspondedWith Zorina, Vera. person
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United States
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Actors--Archival resources
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Actors--United States--Archival resources
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Birth 1899-08-28

Death 1978-08-26

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