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Claudette Colbert

Claudette Colbert was born in Saint-Mandé, Val-de-Marne, France, September 13, 1903, and was brought to the United States as a child three years later. Born Emilie 'Lily' Claudette Chauchoin, she went to high school in New York. She was studying at the Art Students League when, in 1923, she took the name Claudette Colbert for her first Broadway role in "The Wild Westcotts". Her most noteworthy stage vehicle was the "The Barker" in 1927. Her first film was a silent For the Love of Mike (1927), directed by Frank Capra. Made on a shoestring, the movie was a flop, and she vowed that it would be her last film role: "I only left Broadway when the crash came. The Depression killed the theater, and the pictures were manna from heaven". She had her first film success the next year, however, in The Lady Lies (1929). Her early notable films were all box-office hits and included Cleopatra (1934), in which she played the title role enticingly. She had her greatest triumph playing a runaway heiress, with enormous charm, opposite Clark Gable in Capra's comedy It Happened One Night (1934), for which she won the Academy Award as Best Actress. By 1938 her keen ability in business made her the highest paid star in Hollywood. By 1950, though, her star had begun to wane. She returned to the stage in 1956 when she replaced Margaret Sullavan during the spring and summer in the comedy "Janus". Appearances in other Broadway productions followed, including "The Marriage-Go-Round". Besides the stage, she did TV specials and had a supporting role in a notable TV movie, The Two Mrs. Grenvilles (1987), for which she received a Golden Globe award. In 1989 she was presented with a Life Achievement award from the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. She married actor Norman Foster in 1928, although they never lived together and were divorced after seven years. She married surgeon Dr. Joel Pressman soon after and remained married until his death in 1968. In recent years she divided her time between an apartment in New York and a 200-year-old plantation house in Speightstown, Barbados, where she entertained such guests as Frank Sinatra and Ronald Reagan. She remained on Barbados Island after her stroke. On July 30, 1996, Claudette died in Speightstown, Barbados. She was 92.

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Sep 13, 1903 в Saint-Mandé, Seine
Кино / ТВ Кредиты:
Впервые появился:
на movie For the Love of Mike 1927-07-31
Последний проект:
Кино That's Entertainment! III 1994-07-01
Известный в фильмах
Poster of Texas Lady
Poster of Three Came Home
Poster of Guest Wife
Poster of For the Love of Mike
Кино That's Entertainment! III 1994-07-01
Series The Two Mrs. Grenvilles Alice Grenville 1987-02-08
Кино The Two Mrs. Grenvilles Alice Grenville 1987-02-08
Series The Kennedy Center Honors Unknown 1978-12-28
Кино The Love Goddesses Herself (archive footage) 1965-03-03
Кино Parrish Ellen McLean 1961-05-04
Series Telephone Time Unknown 1956-04-08
Кино Blithe Spirit Ruth Condomine 1956-01-14
Series Шоу Стива Аллена Unknown 1956-06-24
Series Театр Зейна Грея Unknown 1956-10-05
Кино Texas Lady Prudence Webb 1955-11-23
Кино Тайны Версаля Madame de Montespan 1954-03-09
Кино Daughters of Destiny Elizabeth Whitefield (segment "Elisabeth") 1954-01-21
Series Кульминация Unknown 1954-10-07
Series General Electric Theater Unknown 1953-02-01
Series Церемония вручения премии «Оскар» Unknown 1953-03-18
Series Letter to Loretta Unknown 1953-09-20
Кино Outpost In Malaya Liz Frazer 1952-12-04
Кино Thunder on the Hill Sister Mary Bonaventure 1951-10-17
Кино Let's Make It Legal Miriam Halsworth 1951-10-31
Series Роберт Монтгомери представляет Unknown 1950-01-30
Кино Three Came Home Agnes Newton Keith 1950-02-20
Кино The Secret Fury Ellen R. Ewing 1950-02-21
Series Час комедии от Колгейт Unknown 1950-09-10
Кино Bride for Sale Nora Shelley 1949-11-12
Кино Family Honeymoon Katie Armstrong Jordan 1948-12-06
Кино Sleep, My Love Alison Courtland 1948-02-18
Кино The Egg and I Betty MacDonald 1947-05-01
Кино Tomorrow Is Forever Elizabeth Hamilton 1946-02-20
Кино The Secret Heart Lee Addams 1946-12-25
Кино Without Reservations Kit Madden 1946-05-13
Кино Guest Wife Mary Price 1945-07-27
Кино Since You Went Away Mrs. Anne Hilton 1944-07-20
Кино Practically Yours Peggy Martin 1944-12-20
Кино So Proudly We Hail Lt. Janet 'Davy' Davidson 1943-09-08
Кино No Time For Love Katherine Grant 1943-11-10
Кино Приключения в Палм-Бич Geraldine 'Gerry' Jeffers 1942-11-07
Кино Skylark Lydia Kenyon 1941-11-21
Кино Remember the Day Nora Trinell 1941-12-25
Кино Шумный город Betsy Bartlett 1940-08-30
Кино Arise, My Love Augusta Nash 1940-11-08
Кино Midnight Eve Peabody 1939-03-24
Кино Этот замечательный мир Edwina Corday 1939-05-19
Кино Барабаны долины Махонке Lana (Magdalena) 1939-11-03
Кино Восьмая жена Синей Бороды Nicole De Loiselle 1938-03-18
Кино Zaza Zaza 1938-12-29
Кино Maid of Salem Barbara Clarke 1937-02-12
Кино Tovarich Grand Duchess Tatiana Petrovna Romanov 1937-12-25
Кино I Met Him in Paris Kay Denham 1937-05-28
Кино Under Two Flags Cigarette 1936-05-01
Кино Private Worlds Dr. Jane Everest 1935-04-19
Кино The Gilded Lily Marilyn David 1935-01-25
Кино She Married Her Boss Julia Scott 1935-09-19
Кино The Bride Comes Home Jeannette Desmereau 1935-12-25
Кино Это случилось однажды ночью Ellie Andrews 1934-02-22
Кино Four Frightened People Judy Jones 1934-01-26
Кино Cleopatra Cleopatra 1934-10-05
Кино Imitation of Life Beatrice 'Bea' Pullman 1934-11-26
Кино Tonight Is Ours Princess Nadya 1933-01-21
Кино I Cover the Waterfront Julie Kirk 1933-05-19
Кино Three-Cornered Moon Elizabeth Rimplegar 1933-08-08
Кино Torch Singer Sally Trent, aka Mimi Benton 1933-09-08
Кино The Man from Yesterday Sylvia Suffolk 1932-06-24
Кино Make Me a Star Herself 1932-07-01
Кино The Misleading Lady Helen Steele 1932-04-15
Кино The Phantom President Felicia Hammond 1932-09-23
Кино Крестное знамение Empress Poppaea 1932-11-30
Кино The Smiling Lieutenant Franzi 1931-08-01
Кино Honor Among Lovers Julia Traynor 1931-03-21
Кино Secrets of a Secretary Helen Blake 1931-09-05
Кино Его женщина Sally Clark 1931-11-20
Кино The Big Pond Barbara Billings 1930-05-03
Кино Young Man of Manhattan Ann Vaughn 1930-05-17
Кино Manslaughter Lydia Thorne 1930-07-22
Кино The Hole in the Wall Jean Oliver 1929-04-27
Кино The Lady Lies Joyce Roamer 1929-09-21
Кино For the Love of Mike Mary 1927-07-31