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Apcar, Frederic, 1914-2008


Frederic Apcar transformed Las Vegas entertainment with his French style shows. Born in Paris, France on September 16, 1914, he trained in dance and became a chorus boy in “Folies Bergere.” After World War II, he formed an adagio act and performed at the “Lido de Paris.” He later expanded the production and brought it to the United States, appearing on the “Ed Sullivan Show” and in the “Folies Bergere” at the Tropicana. He then opened “Vive Les Girls” at the Dunes. Later his show “Casino de Paris” opened in the main show room at the Dunes, running until 1982. He continued to work in entertainment until the 1990s. Apcar passed away on August 3, 2008.

“Show Producer Apcar Dies in Las Vegas at 93,” Las Vegas Review-Journal, August 5, 2008,, accessed December 29, 2017.