Henry Laverne

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Henry Laverne
Born Henri Allum
1888 (1888)
Boulogne-sur-Mer, France
Died September 1953 (aged 64–65)
Nationality French
Citizenship French
Occupation Stage actor, Film actor, Comedian, Humorist and Occasional Singer

Henry Laverne (born Henri Allum; 1888[1] or 1890[2] – 4 September 1953) was a French stage and film actor; Laverne was also a comedian and humorist for a decade, as well as a singer on occasion. As an actor, he was usually billed Henry-Laverne in his time (later Henri Laverne) and starred in about twenty films and plays; credits include six films and plays from Sacha Guitry, such as The Lame Devil (1948). As a comedian, he was one half of then-famous comic duo Bach and Laverne (1928–1938; Bach et Laverne(fr) in French); one of their 157 comedy sketches was adapted as the lyrics to Ray Ventura's hit comedy song "Tout va très bien, Madame la Marquise" (1935; lit. "All is very well, Madam the Marchioness").


Henry Laverne was born Henri Allum in 1888[1] or 1890[2] at Boulogne-sur-Mer, France.

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  1. ^ a b 1888 in La Revue du cinéma(fr) (1986, No. 418, p. 74: "Venu du théâtre, Henry Laverne (1888-1953) [...]").
    29 September 1888 in French Wikipedia (as of August 2010).[1]
    29 December 1888 at NotreCinema.com.[2]
  2. ^ a b 30 December 1890 at IMDb

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