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Ina Claire (I) (1893–1985)


Effervescent, blond star of sophisticated Broadway comedy in the 1920s. Born Ina Fagan, of Irish descent, she lost her father in a car accident four months before she was born. Without a breadwinner in the family, she was forced to live in a boarding house with her mother. From earliest childhood, she displayed a precocious talent for ... See full bio »

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Ninotchka Grand Duchess Swana
(1939)
(1932)
The Puppet Crown Princess Alexia
(1915)
The Awful Truth Lucy Warriner
(1929)

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 1943 Stage Door Canteen
Ina Claire
 1943 Claudia
Mrs. Brown
 1940 I Take This Woman
Cesca Marcesca (scenes deleted)
 1939 Ninotchka
Grand Duchess Swana
 1932 The Greeks Had a Word for Them
Jean Lawrence
 1931 Rebound
Sara Jaffrey
 1930 The Royal Family of Broadway
Julie Cavendish
 1929 The Awful Truth
Lucy Warriner
 1920 Polly with a Past
Polly Shannon
 1917 National Red Cross Pageant
Jeanne D'Arc - French episode
 1915 The Puppet Crown
Princess Alexia
 1915 The Wild Goose Chase (Short)
Betty Wright
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 1930 Screen Snapshots Series 9, No. 23 (Short)
Herself, at Premiere
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 1939 From the Ends of the Earth (Documentary short)
Herself

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Stage Play: Ode to Liberty. Comedy. Written and directed by Sidney Howard, from a novel by Michel Duran. Lyceum Theatre: 21 Dec 1934- Feb 1935 (closing date unknown/67 performances). Cast: Ina Claire (as "Madeleine"), Hal K. Dawson (as "Ducroux"), Allen Fagan, Colin Hunter, Stanley Jessup (as "Inspector Roulet"), Nicholas Joy (as "Barnaud"... See more »

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Height:

5' 4" (1.63 m)
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She was awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6150 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California on February 8, 1960. See more »

Star Sign:

Libra

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