1886 - 1938
The actor and singer Paul Pauley was born as Paul Eugen Louis Marien in Paris. He had first appearances as a singer at bars and variétées from 1904. In 1919 he recorded six discs for the "Compagnie Française du Gramophone".
It followed performances in comedies and operettas, among them the operetta "Ciboulette" (23).
Although he concentrated to the comedy at the beginning of his career he was able to convince as a serious actor in the play "Topaze" directed by Marcel Pagnol.
His first appearances in front of the camera was in short movies produced by Pathé and in 1921 he impersonated his first leading role in "Asmodée à Paris" (21). It followed the silent movies "Le comte Kostia" (25) and "La ronde infernale" (28).
During the sound film era of the 30s he baceame a popular support actor who captured the sympathy of the audience soon.
To his well-known movies of the 30s belong "Le blanc et le noir" (31), "Rien que la vérité" (31), "Rothchild" (33), "Topaze" (33), "Le vertige" (35), "La petite sauvage" (35),"Un grand amour de Beethoven" (36), "Un coup de rouge" (37) and "La rue sans joie" (38).
Already in 1936 he took part in one of the first television transmission for the French TV.
Paul Pauley died at the age of only 52 in 1938.
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