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Claire Du Brey (1892–1993)

Lovely brown-eyed, brunette Claire Du Brey enjoyed a rich, four-decade film career in all. Born Clara Violet Dubrey on August 31, 1892, in Bonner's Ferry Idaho, her family traveled the rugged Sierra Madre terrain by covered wagon in their move to California when she was 13. Educated in a convent setting and once trained to be a nurse, Claire ... See full bio »

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 1958-1961 Tales of Wells Fargo (TV Series)
Ma / Essie Sutton
- The Lobo (1961) ... Ma
- The Newspaper (1958) ... Essie Sutton
 1959 Westinghouse Desilu Playhouse (TV Series)
- Happy Hill (1959)
 1959 The Miracle
Undetermined Secondary Role (uncredited)
 1959 Father Knows Best (TV Series)
Mrs. Laveer
- A Day in the Country (1959) ... Mrs. Laveer
 1959 Girls Town
Aunt Morgan (uncredited)
 1959 The Californians (TV Series)
Mrs. Dupres
- The Fugitive (1959) ... Mrs. Dupres (as Claire DuBrey)
 1959 Escort West
Mrs. Kate Fenniman
 1958 Frontier Gun
Bess Loveman
 1958 Hot Rod Gang
Agatha (as Claire Dubray)
 1957-1958 Broken Arrow (TV Series)
Indian Mother / Tesalbestinay
- Turncoat (1958) ... Indian Mother
- Ghostface (1957) ... Tesalbestinay (as Claire DuBrey)
 1958 26 Men (TV Series)
Mrs. Hardy
- Sundown Decision (1958) ... Mrs. Hardy (as Claire Dubrey)
 1957 Les Girls
Concierge's Wife (uncredited)
 1957 Climax! (TV Series)
The Landlady
- Trail of Terror (1957) ... The Landlady (as Claire DuBrey)
 1957 Adventures of Superman (TV Series)
Mrs. Craig
- The Prince Albert Coat (1957) ... Mrs. Craig (as Claire Dubrey)
 1957 Jane Wyman Presents The Fireside Theatre (TV Series)
- Mama Bufano's (1957) ... Mama (as Claire Dubrey)
 1956 Private Secretary (TV Series)
Madame Stella
- Dollars and Sense (1956) ... Madame Stella
 1956 The Adventures of Jim Bowie (TV Series)
Madame Odin
- The Select Females (1956) ... Madame Odin
 1956 Lust for Life
Housekeeper (uncredited)
 1956 Dragnet (TV Series)
- The Big Salvage (1956) ... (as Claire DuBrey)
 1954-1955 Cavalcade of America (TV Series)
 1955 Your Favorite Story (TV Series)
- The Adoption (1955) ... (as Claire Dubray)
 1955 The Star and the Story (TV Series)
- Ferry to Fox Island (1955) ... Landlady
 1954 The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show (TV Series)
The Shoplifter
- Shoplifter and the Missing Ruby Clip (1954) ... The Shoplifter
 1954 Ricochet Romance
Mrs. Blake (uncredited)
 1954 Rocky Jones, Space Ranger (TV Series)
- Out of This World: Chapter I (1954) ... Theba
 1954 Four Star Playhouse (TV Series)
Mrs. Miggs
- The Book (1954) ... Mrs. Miggs (as Claire DuBrey)
 1954 Phantom of the Rue Morgue
Spectator (uncredited)
 1953-1954 Where's Raymond? (TV Series)
Aunt Angela
- The Maid (1954) ... Aunt Angela
- Two Tickets (1954) ... Aunt Angela
- Susan, the Horse (1954) ... Aunt Angela
- Find Tremont (1953) ... Aunt Angela
 1953 Fireside Theatre (TV Series)
 1953 Raiders of the Seven Seas
Señora Salcedo
 1952 Schlitz Playhouse (TV Series)
 1952 Jack and the Beanstalk
Villager (uncredited)
 1952 Rose of Cimarron
Townswoman (uncredited)
 1952 The Stu Erwin Show (TV Series)
- Stu Has a Baby (1952)
 1951 Double Dynamite
Shirt Shop Manager (uncredited)
 1951 The Adventures of Kit Carson (TV Series)
Lucy, Amos' sister
- The Return of Trigger Dawson (1951) ... Lucy, Amos' sister (as Claire Dubrey)
 1951 Mask of the Avenger
Townswoman (uncredited)
 1951 Ace in the Hole
Spinster (uncredited)
 1950 Mr. Music
Receptionist (uncredited)
 1950 Destination Big House
Celia Brooks
 1950 Cinderella (as Claire DuBrey, credit only)
 1949 Samson and Delilah
Temple Spectator (uncredited)
 1949 Dear Wife
Woman (uncredited)
 1949 The House Across the Street
1st Woman in Bewildered Hearts Montage (uncredited)
 1949 Streets of San Francisco
Mrs. Partridge
 1948 Every Girl Should Be Married
Mrs. Willoughby (uncredited)
 1948 Out of the Storm
Mrs. Smith
 1948 The Loves of Carmen
Woman with Broom (uncredited)
 1948 French Leave
Mom LaFarge
 1948 Who Killed Doc Robbin?
Housekeeper (as Claire Dubrey)
 1948 Lightnin' in the Forest
Martha (as Claire DuBrey)
 1948 Tenth Avenue Angel
Mrs. Madsen - Boy's Mother (uncredited)
 1947 The Bishop's Wife
Second Lady (as Claire DuBrey)
 1947 Unconquered
Squaw (uncredited)
 1947 Ivy
Shopkeeper (uncredited)
 1947 The Homestretch
Housekeeper (uncredited)
 1947 Bells of San Fernando
 1946 The Best Years of Our Lives
Mrs. Talburt - Perfume Customer (uncredited)
 1946 The Secret of the Whistler
Laura - Harrison's Servant
 1946 Don Ricardo Returns
Mama Teresa (as Claire DuBrey)
 1946 Cloak and Dagger
Second Nurse (uncredited)
 1946 The Invisible Informer
Martha Baylor
 1946 The Catman of Paris
Servant (uncredited)
 1945 Dakota
 1945 Star in the Night (Short)
Traveler's Wife (uncredited)
 1945 A Song to Remember
Madame Mercier (uncredited)
 1944 Lights of Old Santa Fe
Rosie McGurk
 1944 Oh, What a Night!
 1944 Casanova Brown
Nurse (uncredited)
 1944 Dragon Seed
Hysterical Woman (uncredited)
 1943 Heaven Can Wait
Miss Ralston - Jack's Secretary (uncredited)
 1943 No Place for a Lady
Apartment House Manager (uncredited)
 1942 Now, Voyager
Hilda (uncredited)
 1942 Bells of Capistrano
Melinda (Ma) McCracken
 1942 The Gay Sisters
Matron at Court (uncredited)
 1942 The Magnificent Dope
Peter's Secretary
 1942 Juke Box Jenny
Miss Carruthers
 1942 A Close Call for Ellery Queen
Deborah - Housekeeper
 1941 Rise and Shine
Miss Pinkham (as Claire DuBrey)
 1941 Ellery Queen and the Murder Ring
Nurse in Corridor (uncredited)
 1941 Private Nurse
Flower Shop Manager
 1941 Blossoms in the Dust
Nurse at Sammy's Birth (uncredited)
 1941 Blondie in Society
Angry Neighbor With Petition (uncredited)
 1941 Shining Victory
Matron (uncredited)
 1940 Youth Will Be Served
Henrietta McNutt (uncredited)
 1940 Brigham Young
Emma Smith (as Claire DuBrey)
 1940 Girl from Avenue A
Thin-Nosed Woman (uncredited)
 1940 Black Diamonds
Henderson's Secretary
 1940 Andy Hardy Meets Debutante
Mrs. Hackett, Daphne's Secretary (uncredited)
 1940 All This, and Heaven Too
Nun (uncredited)
 1940 Sailor's Lady
Old Maid (uncredited)
 1940 Charlie Chan's Murder Cruise
Mrs. Walters
 1940 The Doctor Takes a Wife
Party Guest (uncredited)
 1940 Forty Little Mothers
Gym Teacher (uncredited)
 1940 Virginia City
Southern Woman with Rifle (uncredited)
 1940 High School
Miss Huggins
 1940 The Blue Bird
Nurse (uncredited)
 1940 The Shop Around the Corner
Customer (uncredited)
 1939 Swanee River
Woman in Cafe (uncredited)
 1939 Four Wives
Nurse Telling Crowley It's a Girl (uncredited)
 1939 See Your Doctor (Short)
Nurse (uncredited)
 1939 South of the Border
 1939 Chicken Wagon Family
Mrs. Kelsey (uncredited)
 1939 When Tomorrow Comes
Waitress (uncredited)
 1939 Coast Guard
First Nurse (uncredited)
 1939 Hotel for Women (uncredited)
 1939 The Forgotten Woman
Foxie (uncredited)
 1939 Tell No Tales
Miss Arnold (uncredited)
 1939 Juarez
Woman (uncredited)
 1939 Everybody's Baby
Nurse Cordell
 1939 Sergeant Madden
Nurse (uncredited)
 1939 Three Smart Girls Grow Up
Secretary (uncredited)
 1939 Within the Law
Prison Librarian (uncredited)
 1939 Never Say Die
Hotel Guest (uncredited)
 1939 Jesse James
Mrs. Bob Ford
 1938 The Strange Case of Dr. Meade
Mrs. Thurber
 1938 Five of a Kind
Nurse in Hoax (uncredited)
 1938 That Certain Age
 1938 The Affairs of Annabel
Convict (uncredited)
 1938 Little Miss Broadway
Miss Blodgett (as Claire DuBrey)
 1938 Men with Wings
Edith (uncredited)
 1938 Marie Antoinette
Woman Yelling at Rabblerouser (uncredited)
 1938 One Wild Night
Mrs. Thomas - Secretary (uncredited)
 1938 Miracle Money (Short)
Hazel (uncredited)
 1938 Walking Down Broadway
Claybourne's Secretary (uncredited)
 1938 The Baroness and the Butler
Martha - Kartina's Secretary
 1937 Nothing Sacred
Nurse Rafferty (uncredited)
 1937 Blossoms on Broadway
Fake Nurse (uncredited)
 1937 The Wrong Road
Matron (uncredited)
 1937 Dangerously Yours
Ship Passenger (uncredited)
 1937 Wife, Doctor and Nurse
Miss Farrell
 1937 The Lady Escapes
Woman in Theatre (uncredited)
 1937 Topper
Sales Clerk (uncredited)
 1937 Mountain Justice
Woman with Baby (uncredited)
 1937 Outcast
Dr. Nolan (uncredited)
 1937 Man of the People
Mrs. Sagon (uncredited)
 1936 Ramona
 1936 Yellowstone
Accident Witness (uncredited)
 1936 My American Wife
Woman at Party (uncredited)
 1936 The Devil-Doll
Mme. Coulvet (as Claire du Brey)
 1936 Small Town Girl
Townswoman (uncredited)
 1935 Whipsaw
Passenger Leaving Appraiser's Office (uncredited)
 1935 Vagabond Lady
R.D.'s Secretary (uncredited)
 1935 Life Begins at 40
Mrs. T. Watterson Meriwether (uncredited)
 1934 Bachelor of Arts
Hamilton's Secretary (uncredited)
 1934 Among the Missing
Mrs. Alvin Abbott
 1934 Jane Eyre
Bertha Rochester
 1934 Blind Date
Head Saleswoman (uncredited)
 1934 Now I'll Tell
Maid (scenes deleted)
 1934 Merry Wives of Reno
Woman Hoping for a Good Dentist (uncredited)
 1934 Viva Villa!
Banquet Guest with Tiara Next to Sierra (uncredited)
 1934 Glamour
Nurse (uncredited)
 1934 Coming Out Party
Mrs. Winfield (uncredited)
 1934 This Side of Heaven
Miss Blair - Martin's Secretary (uncredited)
 1933 The Sin of Nora Moran
Mrs. Edith Crawford
 1933 The Women in His Life
Mrs. North (uncredited)
 1933 Shadows of Sing Sing
Angela Crane
 1933 Ever in My Heart
Party Guest (uncredited)
 1933 Walls of Gold
Bridge Player (uncredited)
 1933 Night Flight
Santiago Nurse (uncredited)
 1933 Beauty for Sale
Wife (uncredited)
 1933 Broadway to Hollywood
Aunt Clara (uncredited)
 1933 Made on Broadway
Miss Squires - Jeff's Secretary (uncredited)
 1933 Gabriel Over the White House
Nurse (as Claire DuBrey)
 1932 Prosperity
Bank Depositor Spreading Rumor (uncredited)
 1932 Divorce in the Family
Mrs. Smith - Lucile's Mother (uncredited)
 1932 Arsène Lupin
Mother at the Louvre (uncredited)
 1931 The Sin of Madelon Claudet
Pleasant Prison Nun at Gate (uncredited)
 1931 The Phantom of Paris
Governess (uncredited)
 1931 Politics
Rally Leader (uncredited)
 1931 Open House (Short)
 1930 Renegades
Eleanore's Maid (uncredited)
 1930 For the Love o' Lil
Mrs. Gardner
 1929 Two Sisters
 1927 The Devil Dancer
 1926 Miss Nobody
Ann Adams
 1926 Exquisite Sinner
Dominique's sister
 1925 Infatuation
Pasha's Wife
 1925 Drusilla with a Million
Daphne Thornton
 1925 The Girl of Gold
Edith Loring
 1924 The Sea Hawk
 1924 Borrowed Husbands
Peggy Fleurette
 1923 Ponjola
Luchia Luff
 1923 The Voice from the Minaret
Countess La Fontaine
 1922 When Love Comes
Marie Jamison
 1922 You Never Know
 1922 Only a Shop Girl
Mrs. Watkins
 1922 To Have and to Hold
Patience Worth
 1922 The Ordeal
 1922 Glass Houses
Mrs. Vicky
 1921 The Hole in the Wall
Cora Thompson
 1921 The Bronze Bell
 1921 I Am Guilty
 1921 My Lady's Latchkey
Countess Santiago
 1921 That Girl Montana
 1920 The House of Whispers
Nettie Kelly
 1920 A Light Woman
Jeanne DuPre
 1920 Life's Twist
Mrs. Helen Sutton (as Claire Dubrey)
 1920 The Green Flame
Lou Tremaine
 1920 The Heart of a Child
Lady Dorothea
 1920 The Walk-Offs
Mrs. Elliott
 1919 Dangerous Hours
Sophia Guerni
 1919 The Spite Bride
Trixie Dennis
 1919 The World Aflame
Emma Reich (as Claire Dubrey)
 1919 The Devil's Trail
Dubec's Wife
 1919 When Fate Decides
Alicia Carteret
 1919 The Ghost Girl (Short)
 1919 Modern Husbands
Myrtle Cosgrove
 1919 The Sawdust Doll
Rose Budd
 1919 A Man and His Money
Varda Ropers
 1919 The Wishing Ring Man
Gale Maddox
 1919 A Man in the Open
 1919 The Old Maid's Baby
Sylvia Deane
 1919 What Every Woman Wants
 1918 Border Raiders
Cleo Dade
 1918 Prisoners of the Pines
 1918 Modern Love
Myrtle Harris
 1918 The Human Target (Short)
Thelma Von Styne
 1918 Up Romance Road
 1918 Midnight Madness
Lola Montez
 1918 Social Briars
Helen Manning
 1918 The Risky Road
Mrs. Miles Kingston
 1918 The Magic Eye
Mrs. Bowman
 1918 Brace Up
Ellen Miles
 1918 Madame Spy
Baroness Von Hulda
 1917 The Winged Mystery
Gerda Anderson
 1917 Anything Once
Señorita Paprika
 1917 Triumph
Lillian Du Pon
 1917 Pay Me!
 1917 The Rescue
 1917 Follow the Girl
 1917 Six-Shooter Justice (Short)
Mary Gregg - the Prospector's Daughter
 1917 The Almost Good Man (Short)
Kitty Manville
 1917 A 44-Calibre Mystery (Short)
Kitty Flanders
 1917 The Honor of an Outlaw (Short)
The Railroad President's Daughter
 1917 Hair-Trigger Burke (Short)
The Vamp
 1917 The Fighting Gringo
May Smith
 1917 The Clash of Steel (Short)
Princess Seraphina
 1917 The Drifter (Short)
Dora Mason
 1917 Perils of the Secret Service
Princess Seraphina (Episode #2)
 1917 The Reward of the Faithless
Princess Dione
 1917 The Honeymoon Surprise (Short)
Mrs. Hardman
 1917 The Piper's Price
Jessica's Maid
 1916 Peggy
 1915 Civilization
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As extras we were paid $10 a week and we earned every penny of it. We worked from 8 until 6 p.m., six days a week. We hardly had time to wash off our Indian make-up before we were called back before the cameras to appear as pioneer settlers! CD -- recalling her early years as an actress


Close friend to Marie Dressler. When Dressler discovered she had cancer, Claire, who had nursing training, served as her caregiver. Unfounded and highly damaging rumors, however, began to circulate as to an intimate relationship between the two and that Claire also had a financial interest in maintaining it. A devastated Claire broke off the friendship despite Dressler's pleas. When Dressler died... See more »

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