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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 »

Died:

(age 92) in Speightstown, Barbados

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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
 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 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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Stage: Appeared in "See Naples and Die" on Broadway. Comedy. Written / directed by Elmer Rice. Scenic Design / Costume Design by Robert Edmond Jones. Vanderbilt Theatre: 24 Sep 1929-Nov 1929 (closing date unknown/62 performances). Cast: Margaret Arrow (as "Hjordis De'Medici"), Horace Cooper (as "Basil Rowlinson"), Pedro de Cordoba (as... See more »

Publicity Listings:

4 Print Biographies | 8 Interviews | 19 Articles | 7 Pictorials | 29 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Height:

5' 4½" (1.64 m)
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Personal Quote:

Some women think if you don't expect too much you won't be let down. I always expect miracles. Sure, I'm let down. But they're near miracles. See more »

Trivia:

Is one of 12 French actresses to have received an Academy Award nomination. The others in chronological order are: Colette Marchand, Leslie Caron, Simone Signoret, Anouk Aimée, Isabelle Adjani, Marie-Christine Barrault, Catherine Deneuve, Juliette Binoche, Marion Cotillard, Bérénice Bejo and Emmanuelle Riva. See more »

Nickname:

Lily

Star Sign:

Virgo

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