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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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 1961 Parrish
Ellen McLean
 1955 Texas Lady
Prudence Webb
 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
 1944 Since You Went Away
Mrs. Anne Hilton
 1943 So Proudly We Hail!
Lt. Janet 'Davy' Davidson
 1941 Remember the Day
Nora Trinell
 1939 Drums Along the Mohawk
Lana (Magdelana)
 1938 Zaza
Zaza
 1938 Bluebeard's Eighth Wife
Nicole De Loiselle
 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 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 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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Stage Play: The Ghost Train. Mystery/drama. Written by Arnold Ridley. Directed by Norman Houston. Eltinge 42nd Street Theatre: 25 Aug 1926- Oct 1926 (closing date unknown/61 performances). Cast: Arthur Barry (as "Herbert Price"), Eric Blore (as "Teddie Deakin"), Isobel Elsom (as "Julia Price"), Gladys Ffolliott (as "Miss Bourne"), Henry ... See more »

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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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I've always believed that acting is instinct to start with; you either have it or you don't. See more »

Trivia:

Is one of 14 Best Actress Oscar winners to have not accepted their Academy Award in person, Colbert's being for It Happened One Night (1934). The others are Katharine Hepburn, Judy Holliday, Joan Crawford, Vivien Leigh, Anna Magnani, Ingrid Bergman, Sophia Loren, Anne Bancroft, Patricia Neal, Elizabeth Taylor, Maggie Smith, Glenda Jackson and Ellen Burstyn. See more »

Nickname:

Lily

Star Sign:

Virgo

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