Robert Lamoureux, mythical figure of boulevard theatre and music hall, has left us.

It was at the Central de la Chanson that he began his career by interpreting his own funny texts and monologues. He won the Grand prix du disque in 1950. Robert Lamoureux will try different facets of the show: from music hall to record, from radio to theatre, each of his stage appearances testifies to a generous talent of humorist. But it is especially as an actor of boulevard plays that he makes himself known by imposing a seductive and funny character. The directors demand it in high-profile comedies such as Lile Lily, Dear Shadow, The Strong Way, Let’s Do One Thing, among others.

Robert Lamoureux also signs and stages his plays that will be successful as the Brune que voilà and Echec et Meurtre, Frédéric, Diable d'Homme...

At the cinema, he will be the unforgettable Robert in Papa, maman, la bonne et moi (1954) by Jean-Paul Le Chanois, inspired by one of his cabaret acts, and Papa, maman, ma femme et moi (1955) by the same director. In 1960, he went behind the camera to make films adapted from boulevard plays of which he is the author (Ravissante and La brune que voilà), which are successful in theaters.

When Robert Lamoureux returned to the screens in 1973, he reinvented military vaudeville by signing a very satirical film about the French army with his buddies of Jean Lefèvre, Pierre Mondy and Aldo Maccione: Where did the seventh company go? Following the success of this film, Robert Lamoureux directed two other film episodes: in 1975, On a Rediscovery of the Seventh Company and in 1977, The Seventh Company in the Moonlight.

In Michel Deville’s L'Apprenti Salaud (1977), he plays one of his best roles, that of a man whose life is very regulated, who will suddenly engage in the real estate scam, with the support of a young woman with whom he has just begun an idyll.

He will remain in our memories as one of the great folk artists of the twentieth century.