Henry Laverne

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 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
Henri Allum

Died4 September 1953 (aged 6465)
OccupationStage actor, Film actor, Comedian, Humorist and Occasional Singer


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

Selected filmography


  1. 1888 in La Revue du cinéma (1986, No. 418, p. 74: "Venu du théâtre, Henry Laverne (1888–1953) [...]").
    29 December 1888 at NotreCinema.com.
  2. 30 December 1890 at IMDb

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