Charles Boyer is best known for his role in the 1944 film "Gaslight" in which he tried to convince Ingrid Bergman's character that she was going insane. Some years earlier, it was Boyer who uttered the immortal words, "Come with me to the Casbah", in Algiers (1938).
In 1948 Charles Boyer was made a chevalier of the French Legion of Honor. He continued to act until a few years before his death, his last major film role being that of the High Lama in a musical version of Lost Horizon (1973).
Two days after the death of his wife, Pat Paterson, from cancer, Charles Boyer committed suicide. Notwithstanding his suicide, he was interred in Holy Cross Cemetery, Culver City, California, United States with his wife and son Michael Charles Boyer (1943-1965).