Collier's New Encyclopedia (1921)/Chevalier, Albert
CHEVALIER, ALBERT, a London comedian: born March 21, 1861. He appeared on the stage in public when only eight years old, and subsequently took part in plays with Mr. and Mrs, Kendal, John Hare, and other eminent players. His greatest success however, was achieved appearing singly in vaudeville houses and music halls, in the character of a London coster. His characterization of this product of the British metropolis was so amusing and true to life as to create a furore. He was the author of more than a hundred monologues, sketches, and plays.