André Cheron (actor)

André Cheron (August 24, 1880 – January 26, 1952) was a French-born American character actor of the late silent and early sound film eras. During his 16-year career he appeared in over 100 films, usually in smaller roles, although with the occasional featured part.

André Cheron
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Screen capture of Cheron
Born
André Louis Duval

(1880-08-24)August 24, 1880
DiedJanuary 26, 1952(1952-01-26) (aged 71)
San Francisco, California, United States
OccupationActor
Years active1925-1941

Life and careerEdit

Born André Louis Duval on August 24, 1880, in Saint-Germain-en-Laye, France, Cheron immigrated to the United States where he entered the film industry in 1925 under the stage name André Cheron, which came from his mother's maiden name, Marie Chéron.[1] He made his film debut in Arthur Rosson's silent melodrama, The Fighting Demon, starring Richard Talmadge.[2] Other notable films in which he appeared include: Cecil B. DeMille's silent epic The King of Kings in 1927;[3] Emma (1932), starring Marie Dressler;[4] the 1935 classic version of Tolstoy's Anna Karenina, starring Greta Garbo and Fredric March;[5] the screwball comedy, Wife vs. Secretary (1936), with Clark Gable, Jean Harlow, and Myrna Loy;[6] and Edward H. Griffith's 1937 romantic comedy Café Metropole, starring Loretta Young and Tyrone Power.[7] His final acting role was in a small role in the 1941 Bob Hope comedy, Louisiana Purchase.[8]

Cheron married Charleen Lippincott on February 11, 1931, who was 29 years younger than him.[1] He died on January 26, 1952, at the age of 72 in San Francisco, California.

FilmographyEdit

(Per AFI database, and imdb.com)[9][10]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Snow White's first French version". A Lost Film. Archived from the original on May 30, 2015. Retrieved May 30, 2015.
  2. ^ "The Fighting Demon: Detail View". American Film Institute. Archived from the original on April 2, 2014. Retrieved March 30, 2015.
  3. ^ "The King of Kings: Detail View". American Film Institute. Archived from the original on April 3, 2014. Retrieved March 30, 2015.
  4. ^ "Emma: Detail View". American Film Institute. Archived from the original on December 23, 2014. Retrieved March 30, 2015.
  5. ^ "Anna Karenina: Detail View". American Film Institute. Archived from the original on April 17, 2015. Retrieved March 30, 2015.
  6. ^ "Wife Vs. Secretary: Detail View". American Film Institute. Archived from the original on May 28, 2015. Retrieved March 30, 2015.
  7. ^ "Café Metropole: Detail View". American Film Institute. Archived from the original on May 28, 2015. Retrieved March 30, 2015.
  8. ^ "Louisiana Purchase: Detail View". American Film Institute. Archived from the original on April 2, 2014. Retrieved March 30, 2015.
  9. ^ "André Cheron". American Film Institute. Retrieved May 30, 2015.
  10. ^ "André Cheron". imdb.com. Archived from the original on January 16, 2015. Retrieved May 30, 2015.

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