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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, rue de la République (now 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 ... See full bio »

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(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
 1944 Practically Yours
Peggy Martin
 1939 Drums Along the Mohawk
Lana (Magdelana)
 1938 Zaza
Zaza
 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 Tonight Is Ours
Princess Nadya
 1932 The Phantom President
Felicia Hammond
 1932 The Man from Yesterday
Sylvia Suffolk
 1932 Misleading Lady
Helen Steele
 1931 His Woman
Sally Clark
 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
 1927 For the Love of Mike
Mary
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Other Works:

Stage Play: Fast Life. Melodrama. Written by Samuel Shipman and John B. Hymer. Directed by A.H. Van Buren. Ambassador Theatre: 26 Sep 1928- Oct 1928 (closing date unknown/21 performances). Cast: C. Edwin Brandt, John Burch, Irene Cattell (as "Christina Johnson"), Goo Chong, Jean Clarendon, Claudette Colbert (as "Patricia Mason"), Donald ... See more »

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4 Print Biographies | 8 Interviews | 20 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:

The shelving of a proposed movie about "Joan of Arc", at Warner Brothers in 1936, to be directed by Anatole Litvak, was considered one of her greatest disappointments in her career. See more »

Nickname:

Lily

Star Sign:

Virgo

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