Henry Laverne

Henry Laverne (born Henri Allum; 1888 or 1890 – 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").

Birth and Death Data: Born September 29, 1888 (Boulogne-sur-Mer), Died September 4, 1953 (18th arrondissement of Paris)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1925 - 1930

Roles Represented in DAHR: vocalist, author, speaker, lyricist

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Recordings (Results 1-25 of 33 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Columbia (U.K.) WL134 10-in. approximately April 1925 Ernestine Henry Laverne Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble vocalist  
Columbia (U.K.) WL176 10-in. approximately September 1925 Pas sur la bouche Henry Laverne Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble vocalist  
Columbia (U.K.) WL177 10-in. approximately September 1925 Pic et pic et colégram Simone Cerdan ; Henry Laverne Female-male vocal duet with instrumental ensemble vocalist  
Columbia (U.K.) WL203 10-in. approximately October 1925 Je me suis paisse embouteiller Henry Laverne Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble vocalist  
Columbia (U.K.) WL204 10-in. approximately October 1925 Je suis v'nu pour te dire bonjour Henry Laverne Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist  
Columbia (U.K.) WL205 10-in. approximately October 1925 Ça, c'est gentil Simone Cerdan ; Henry Laverne Female-male vocal duet with instrumental ensemble vocalist  
Columbia (U.K.) WL206 10-in. approximately October 1925 Il suffit d'un rein Simone Cerdan ; Henry Laverne Female-male vocal duet with instrumental ensemble vocalist  
Columbia (U.K.) WL358 10-in. 2/7/1927 Marius Henry Laverne Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble vocalist  
Columbia (U.K.) WL359 10-in. 2/7/1927 Vas-y... c'est pas ton père! Henry Laverne Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble vocalist  
Columbia (U.K.) WL385 10-in. approximately mid-February 1927 Adolphine Pierette Caillol ; Henry Laverne Female-male vocal duet with instrumental ensemble vocalist  
Columbia (U.K.) WL388 10-in. approximately mid-February 1927 Je n'sais pas pourquoi Henry Laverne Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble vocalist  
Columbia (U.K.) WL389 10-in. approximately mid-February 1927 C'est une femme comme vous Henry Laverne Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble vocalist  
Columbia (U.K.) WL390 10-in. approximately mid-February 1927 Y'en a pour trois Henry Laverne Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble vocalist  
Columbia (U.K.) WL1421 10-in. approximately February 4, 1929 Chez nos vedettes Henry Laverne ; Henry Laverne Comic monologue, with impressions, and male vocal solo with piano vocalist, author, speaker, lyricist  
Columbia (U.K.) WL1422 10-in. approximately February 4, 1929 Chez nos vedettes Henry Laverne Comic monologue, with impressions author, speaker  
Columbia (U.K.) WL1423 10-in. approximately February 4, 1929 Dans les magasins Bach ; Henry Laverne ; Nina Myral Mixed vocal trio, with piano vocalist  
Columbia (U.K.) WL1424 10-in. approximately February 4, 1929 Le tambour de Bécon Bach ; Henry Laverne ; Nina Myral Mixed vocal trio, with piano vocalist  
Columbia (U.K.) WL1819 10-in. 9/12/1929 C'est avec deux mots comme ça Pierre Chagnon ; Henry Laverne Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist  
Columbia (U.K.) WL1820 10-in. 9/12/1929 Quand on amie Pierre Chagnon ; Henry Laverne Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist  
Columbia (U.K.) WL1821 10-in. 9/12/1929 J'suis resté gamin Pierre Chagnon ; Henry Laverne Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist  
Columbia (U.K.) WL1842 10-in. 10/10/1929 Au restaurant Henry Laverne Comic monologue speaker, author  
Columbia (U.K.) WL1843 10-in. 10/10/1929 Le Français tel qu'on le parle Henry Laverne ; Nina Myral Comic dialogue speaker, author  
Columbia (U.K.) WL1868 10-in. 11/5/1929 Quel calme...! Henry Laverne ; Nina Myral ; Georges van Parys Comic dialogue, with piano speaker, author  
Columbia (U.K.) WL1869 10-in. 11/5/1929 Ce s'ra tout pour aujourd'hui Henry Laverne ; Geneviève Parès ; Georges van Parys Female-male vocal duet, with piano vocalist  
Columbia (U.K.) WL1870 10-in. 11/5/1929 Viv' monsieur l'inspecteur! Henry Laverne ; Nina Myral ; Georges van Parys Comic dialogue, with piano speaker, author  
(Results 1-25 of 33 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Laverne, Henry," accessed February 29, 2024, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/359644.

Laverne, Henry. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved February 29, 2024, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/359644.

"Laverne, Henry." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2024. Web. 29 February 2024.

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