Bourvil
Date of Birth
Jul 27, 1917
Birth Place:
Petrot-Vicquemare, Seine-Maritime, France

Biography

French actor/singer Bourvil (his professional name taken from the Bourville district of his native Normandy) was musically inclined from his youth, when he played trumpet in a municipal band. Developing his singing while in military service, Bourvil first stepped on stage in 1937 as an amateur entertainer, using the stage name "Andrel." By 1938 he had become a fixture of the French music halls...