Andre Robert Raimborg or better known as Bourvil was born on July 27, 1917 in France. He is a singer and an actor known for his comedy films. Le Corniaud in 1965 and La Grande Vadrouille in 1966 are typical of the films he made. His characters were gentle and well-meaning and he made viewers laugh. He also played in dramatic roles like L'Arbre de Noel in 1969. Audiences relate to Bourvil and he became a much loved character. He also played in the French film adaption of Les Miserables in 1958 and his last role was in Le Cercel rouge in 1970.
He made films from 1941 until his death in 1970. He also sang and some of his best loved songs are Les Crayons, Ballade Irlandaise and Petit bal Perdu.
He died on September 23, 1970 at the age of 53 in Paris, France he was stricken with Kahler's syndrome or a blood disease. He left behind his wife Jeanne Lefrique and two children.