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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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Won 1 Oscar. Another 5 wins & 3 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

The Palm Beach Story
The Palm Beach Story Gerry Jeffers
(1942)
Since You Went Away
Since You Went Away Mrs. Anne Hilton
(1944)
Drums Along the Mohawk
Drums Along the Mohawk Lana (Magdelana)
(1939)

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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 Make Me a Star
Claudette Colbert (uncredited)
 1932 The Man from Yesterday
Sylvia Suffolk
 1932 The 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 (as "Ginette") in "A Kiss in a Taxi" on Broadway. Comedy/farce. Written by Clifford Grey from the French of Maurice Hennequin and Pierre Veber. Directed by Bertram Harrison. Ritz Theatre: 25 Aug 1925-Oct 1925 (closing date unknnown/103 performances). Cast: Janet Beecher, Arthur Bowyer, Arthur Byron (as "Leon Lambert"),... See more »

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4 Print Biographies | 8 Interviews | 25 Articles | 7 Pictorials | 29 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Height:

5' 4½" (1.64 m)
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Personal Quote:

[In 1982] I try to live sensibly. I sleep well, eat well, and have only one drink a day. I have managed to stay at 108 pounds - which is what I weighed years ago. I eat three meals a day, but if I'm working in a play, I need four meals a day for additional energy. See more »

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Was the seventh actress to receive an Academy Award; she won the Best Actress Oscar for It Happened One Night (1934) at The 7th Academy Awards on February 27, 1935. See more »

Nickname:

Lily

Star Sign:

Virgo

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