Maurice Marsac


About

Birth Place
France
Born
March 23, 1915
Died
May 06, 2007
Cause of Death
Cardiac Arrest

Biography

Although Maurice Marsac originally came to the United States from France as a wine salesman, he wound up finding success in film and on TV as a masterly imitator of the snobbish French maitre d', waiter, and chef. It didn't happen immediately. Marsac had to age into his pitch-perfect ability to corner that obnoxious French server, but by the end of his career, capped by the 1987 Dan Aykr...

Biography

Although Maurice Marsac originally came to the United States from France as a wine salesman, he wound up finding success in film and on TV as a masterly imitator of the snobbish French maitre d', waiter, and chef. It didn't happen immediately. Marsac had to age into his pitch-perfect ability to corner that obnoxious French server, but by the end of his career, capped by the 1987 Dan Aykroyd comedy, "Dragnet," it was nothing but these sorts of credits. Intriguingly, one of Marsac's very first credits was that of a maitre d' in the 1946 Tyrone Power drama "The Razor's Edge," to go along with another uncredited part as a Gaullist in the Bogart-Bacall classic "To Have and Have Not." Even on "I Love Lucy," it was a matter of Marsac working his specialty, in the form of Tropicana head waiter Maurice. From Andre on "Hart to Hart" to Maurice on "The Beverly Hillbillies," Marsac was always on Gallic call to provide smooth comic relief.

Filmography

 

Cast (Feature Film)

Dragnet (1987)
The Jerk, Too (1984)
Deal Of The Century (1983)
Frenchman
Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy (1981)
General Charles De Gaulle
Breathless (1980)
Vichy Colonel
The Jerk (1979)
Cover Girls (1977)
The Poseidon Adventure (1972)
Naval officer
How Do I Love Thee? (1970)
Bishop
Monkeys, Go Home! (1967)
Fontanino
Caprice (1967)
Auber
Double Trouble (1967)
Frenchman
Gambit (1966)
Hotel clerk
Clarence, the Cross-Eyed Lion (1965)
Gregory
The Art of Love (1965)
Prosecutor
What a Way To Go! (1964)
René
The Pleasure Seekers (1964)
José
Wild and Wonderful (1964)
Announcer
Captain Sindbad (1963)
Ahmed
Take Her, She's Mine (1963)
Monsieur Bonnet
Werewolf in a Girls' Dormitory (1963)
Sir Alfred Whiteman
Come Fly with Me (1963)
Rimard
Armored Command (1961)
Jean Robert
King of Kings (1961)
Nicodemus
Can-Can (1960)
Bailiff
Scent of Mystery (1960)
Pepi, shop keeper
It Started with a Kiss (1959)
Don Pablo
Twilight for the Gods (1958)
Shipping clerk
Me and the Colonel (1958)
French lieutenant
Lafayette Escadrille (1958)
Sgt. Parris
Gigi (1958)
Prince Berensky
Tarzan and the Trappers (1958)
Band of Angels (1957)
Young dandy
China Gate (1957)
Colonel De Sars
Ride the High Iron (1957)
Maurice
Les Girls (1957)
French house manager
Four Girls in Town (1957)
Henri
The Helen Morgan Story (1957)
Dubois
Jump into Hell (1955)
Capt. Leroy
Athena (1954)
French butler
Rhapsody (1954)
French servant
The Black Shield of Falworth (1954)
Count de Vermois
Tonight We Sing (1953)
Aide
The Caddy (1953)
Mr. Leron
April in Paris (1953)
Representative
How to Marry a Millionaire (1953)
Mr. Antoine
The Desert Song (1953)
Sentry
Lydia Bailey (1952)
Sentry
One Minute to Zero (1952)
M. F. Villon
Captain Pirate (1952)
Coulevain
Against All Flags (1952)
Capt. Moisson
The Happy Time (1952)
The Great Gaspari
The Prisoner of Zenda (1952)
Ball master
Tyrant of the Sea (1950)
Phillipe Domer
Three Husbands (1950)
French man
The Secret of St. Ives (1949)
Portuguese Joe
Take One False Step (1949)
Louis, maitre d'
Once More, My Darling (1949)
Henri
The Woman from Tangier (1948)
Martine
Rogues' Regiment (1948)
Lieutenant
The Crime Doctor's Gamble (1947)
Anton Geroux
The Foxes of Harrow (1947)
The Searching Wind (1946)
French reporter
The Razor's Edge (1946)
Maitre d'hotel
Her Highness and the Bellboy (1945)
Footman
Our Hearts Were Young and Gay (1944)
Headwaiter
This Is the Life (1944)
Leon
To Have and Have Not (1944)
DeGaullist
Paris After Dark (1943)
French soldier

Cast (Special)

The Legendary Curse of the Hope Diamond (1975)

Cast (TV Mini-Series)

Robert Kennedy and His Times (1985)
Bare Essence (1982)
The French Atlantic Affair (1979)
Ike: The War Years (1979)

Life Events

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