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Claudette Colbert (I) (1903–1996)


One of the brightest film stars to grace the screen was born Emilie Claudette Chauchoin on September 13, 1903, in Saint Mandé, France where her father owned a bakery at 57, Avenue Général de Gaulle. The family moved to the United States when she was three. As Claudette grew up, she wanted nothing more than to play to Broadway audiences (in those ... See full bio »

Died:

(age 92) in Speightstown, Barbados

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Won 1 Oscar. Another 4 wins & 3 nominations. See more awards »

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 1987 The Two Mrs. Grenvilles (TV Movie)
Alice Grenville
 1961 Parrish
Ellen McLean
 1957-1960 Zane Grey Theater (TV Series)
Beth Brayden / Lucy Horncuff
- So Young the Savage Land (1960) ... Beth Brayden
- Blood in the Dust (1957) ... Lucy Horncuff
 1959 The Bells of St. Mary's (TV Movie)
Sister Benedict
 1958 Colgate Theatre (TV Series)
Elizabeth Harper
- Welcome to Washington (1958) ... Elizabeth Harper
 1958 General Electric Theater (TV Series)
Edith Miller / Mrs. Edith Miller
- The Last Town Car, Part 2 (1958) ... Edith Miller
- The Last Town Car, Part 1 (1958) ... Mrs. Edith Miller
 1957 Telephone Time (TV Series)
Mary Roberts Rinehart
- Novel Appeal (1957) ... Mary Roberts Rinehart
 1957 Playhouse 90 (TV Series)
Betsy Gregg
- One Coat of White (1957) ... Betsy Gregg
 1956 Blithe Spirit (TV Movie)
Ruth Condomine
 1955 The Loretta Young Show (TV Series)
Guest Hostess
- A Pattern of Deceit (1955) ... Guest Hostess
 1955 Texas Lady
Prudence Webb
 1955 Climax! (TV Series)
Sister Cecilia / Dr. Jane Everest
- The Deliverance of Sister Cecilia (1955) ... Sister Cecilia
 1955 The Ford Television Theatre (TV Series)
Elizabeth Hopkins / Lorna Gilbert
- While We're Young (1955) ... Elizabeth Hopkins
- Magic Formula (1955) ... Lorna Gilbert
 1954-1955 The Best of Broadway (TV Series)
Actress / Julie Cavendish
- The Guardsman (1955) ... Actress
 1954 Daughters of Destiny
Elizabeth Whitefield (segment "Elisabeth")
 1952 Outpost in Malaya
Liz Frazer
 1951 Thunder on the Hill
Sister Mary Bonaventure
 1950 The Secret Fury
Ellen R. Ewing
 1949 Bride for Sale
Nora Shelley
 1948 Family Honeymoon
Katie Armstrong Jordan
 1944 Practically Yours
Peggy Martin
 1944 Since You Went Away
Mrs. Anne Hilton
 1943 So Proudly We Hail!
Lt. Janet 'Davy' Davidson
 1943 No Time for Love
Katherine Grant
 1941 Remember the Day
Nora Trinell
 1940 Arise, My Love
Augusta Nash
 1939 Drums Along the Mohawk
Lana (Magdelana)
 1939 It's a Wonderful World
Edwina Corday
 1938 Zaza
Zaza
 1938 Bluebeard's Eighth Wife
Nicole De Loiselle
 1937 I Met Him in Paris
Kay Denham
 1937 Maid of Salem
Barbara Clarke
 1936 Under Two Flags
Cigarette
 1935 The Bride Comes Home
Jeannette Desmereau
 1935 She Married Her Boss
Julia Scott
 1934 Four Frightened People
Judy Jones
 1933 Torch Singer
Sally Trent, aka Mimi Benton
 1933 Three Cornered Moon
Elizabeth Rimplegar
 1933 I Cover the Waterfront
Julie Kirk
 1933 Tonight Is Ours
Princess Nadya
 1932 The Phantom President
Felicia Hammond
 1932 The Man from Yesterday
Sylvia Suffolk
 1932 Misleading Lady
Helen Steele
 1932 The Wiser Sex
Margaret Hughes
 1931 His Woman
Sally Clark
 1931 Secrets of a Secretary
Helen Blake
 1931 The Smiling Lieutenant
Franzi
 1931 Honor Among Lovers
Julia Traynor
 1930 L'énigmatique Monsieur Parkes
Lucy Stavrin
 1930 La grande mare
Barbara Billings
 1930 Manslaughter
Lydia Thorne
 1930 The Big Pond
Barbara Billings
 1930 Young Man of Manhattan
Ann Vaughn
 1929 The Lady Lies
Joyce Roamer
 1929 The Hole in the Wall
Jean Oliver
 1927 For the Love of Mike
Mary
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Other Works:

Stage Play: The Wild Westcotts. Comedy. Written by Anne Morrison Chapin [credited as Anne Morrison]. Frazee Theatre: 24 Dec 1923- Jan 1924 (closing date unknown/24 performances). Cast: Leslie Adams, Helen Broderick (as "Mrs. Taylor"), Claudette Colbert (as "Sybil Blake") [Broadway debut], Boyd Davis (as "Capt. Hippesley Trenchard"; ... See more »

Publicity Listings:

4 Print Biographies | 8 Interviews | 17 Articles | 7 Pictorials | 29 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Height:

5' 4½" (1.64 m)
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Personal Quote:

[on winning the best actress Oscar for It Happened One Night (1934)] I was surprised when I got the prize. I really had no idea I would get it. In fact, I was ready to leave for New York the night they called to tell me about it. Dressed in a mousy brown suit, I was escorted into the banquet hall full of diamonds and tail coats. It was especially embarrassing because I imagined they thought I was... See more »

Trivia:

Urged good friend Charles Boyer to learn English, in order to further his American movie career. See more »

Nickname:

Lily

Star Sign:

Virgo

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