Charles Boyer

August 28, 1899
Sun Sign
Zodiac Sign
Born Place
Figeac, France
Birth Name
Charles Boyer
Date of Death
August 26, 1978
Place of Death
Phoenix, Arizona
5 ft 9 in or 175 cm
79 kg or 174 lbs
Eye Color
Dark Brown
Hair Color
Dark Brown
Race / Ethnicity
Charles has French ancestry.
Sexual Orientation

Charles Boyer (Television producer, Screenwriter, Film producer, Actor)

[Charles Boyer] Biography

Charles Boyer was a popular French-American actor of the 1930s. He received an education in drama and started on the stage, but his biggest successes were in American films. His notable performances in romantic dramas like The Garden of Allah, Algiers, Love Affair and mystery-thriller Gaslight earned him four Oscar nominations for Best Actor. He also made appearances on the CBS sitcom I Love Lucy. Boyer's career spanned decades, with a total of over 80 film appearances between 1920 and 1976.

[Charles Boyer] Personal life and death

Charles Boyer was a French-American actor who became a naturalized citizen of the United States on June 15, 1942 in Los Angeles. He was highly multi-lingual, speaking French, English, Italian, German and Spanish. Boyer met his wife British actress Pat Paterson at a dinner party in 1934, and after only two weeks of courtship, they became engaged and married three months later. They moved from Hollywood to Paradise Valley, Arizona, and stayed married for 44 years until Pat's death. Unfortunately, Boyer's only child Michael Charles Boyer tragically took his own life by playing Russian roulette at the age of 21. After Pat's death from cancer in 1978, two days later on August 26th, Boyer died by suicide with an overdose of Seconal at a friend's home in Scottsdale, Arizona. He was interred at the Holy Cross Cemetery in Culver City, California with his wife and son.

[Charles Boyer] Achievements

1. Best Actor Academy Award Nomination for Gaslight (1944)
2. Best Supporting Actor Oscar nomination for Fanny (1961)
3. Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 1960
4. Appointment to the Legion of Honor in France (1955)
5. Over 80 starring and supporting roles in motion pictures
6. Starred in three television series: The Rogues (1964-1965), He & She (1967-1969) and The Immortal (1969-1970)
7. Guest starred on many television programs
8. Served as President of both the Screen Actors Guild and the Motion Picture Relief Fund
9. Authored three books, All About All of Us in 1948, Boyer on Film in 1952 and My Feeling for the Cinema in 1968
10. Inducted into the American Theatre Hall of Fame in 1972

More Details


  • He would sport a gentleman-like appearance.


  • Father – Maurice Boyer (Merchant)
  • Mother – Augustine Louise Durand
  • Others – Jean Lucien Lavernhe/Boyer (Paternal Grandfather), Marie Amélie Irma Lavernhe/Lavergne (Paternal Grandmother), Raymond Crépin Durand (Maternal Grandfather), Marie Antoinette Sales (Maternal Grandmother)

 Boyfriend / Spouse

  • Jean Harlow (1932)
  • Tallulah Bankhead
  • Pat Paterson (1934-1978)

 Educated at

  • Sorbonne


  • Television producer
  • Screenwriter
  • Film producer
  • Actor