Claudette Colbert
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The Two Mrs. Grenvilles (1987)
[ Ann-Margret ][ Elizabeth Ashley ]
Parrish (1961)
[ Connie Stevens ]
The Bells of St. Mary's (1959)
Blood in the Dust (1957)
Blithe Spirit (1956)
[ Lauren Bacall ][ Marion Ross ]
Texas Lady (1955)
Private Worlds (1955)
Magic Formula (1955)
The White Carnation (1954)
The Royal Family (1954)
Si Versailles m'était conté (1954)
[ Brigitte Bardot ]
Destinées (1954)
The Planter's Wife (1952)
Let's Make It Legal (1951)
[ Marilyn Monroe ]
Thunder on the Hill (1951)
The Secret Fury (1950)
[ Vivian Vance ]
Three Came Home (1950)
Bride for Sale (1949)
Family Honeymoon (1949)
[ Hattie McDaniel ]
Sleep, My Love (1948)
The Egg and I (1947)
The Secret Heart (1946)
[ June Allyson ][ Barbara Billingsley ]
Without Reservations (1946)
Tomorrow Is Forever (1946)
[ Natalie Wood ]
Guest Wife (1945)
Practically Yours (1944)
[ Yvonne De-Carlo ]
Since You Went Away (1944)
[ Shirley Temple ][ Agnes Moorehead ][ Dorothy Dandridge ][ Jennifer Jones ][ Hattie McDaniel ]
So Proudly We Hail! (1943)
[ Yvonne De-Carlo ][ Veronica Lake ][ Paulette Goddard ]
No Time for Love (1943)
The Palm Beach Story (1942)
Skylark (1941)
Remember the Day (1941)
Arise, My Love (1940)
Boom Town (1940)
[ Hedy Lamarr ]
Drums Along the Mohawk (1939)
It's a Wonderful World (1939)
Midnight (1939)
Zaza (1939)
Bluebeard's Eighth Wife (1938)
Tovarich (1937)
I Met Him in Paris (1937)
Maid of Salem (1937)
Under Two Flags (1936)
[ Rosalind Russel ]
The Bride Comes Home (1935)
She Married Her Boss (1935)
Private Worlds (1935)
The Gilded Lily (1935)
Imitation of Life (1934)
Cleopatra (1934)
[ Wendy Wilcoxon ]
It Happened One Night (1934)
[ Dolores Trull ]
Four Frightened People (1934)
Torch Singer (1933)
[ Foby Wing ]
Three-Cornered Moon (1933)
I Cover the Waterfront (1933)
Tonight Is Ours (1933)
The Sign of the Cross (1932)
The Phantom President (1932)
Make Me a Star (1932)
[ Joan Blondell ]
The Man from Yesterday (1932)
Misleading Lady (1932)
The Wiser Sex (1932)
The Smiling Lieutenant (1931)
Honor Among Lovers (1931)
[ Ginger Rodgers ]
His Woman (1931)
Secrets of a Secretary (1931)
Énigmatique Monsieur Parkes, L' (1930)
Grande mare, La (1930)
Manslaughter (1930)
The Big Pond (1930)
Young Man of Manhattan (1930)
[ Ginger Rodgers ]
The Lady Lies (1929)
The Hole in the Wall (1929)
For the Love of Mike (1927) 100 Hot DVDs

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One of the brightest film stars to grace the screen was born Lily Claudette Chauchoin on September 13, 1903, in Paris, Seine, France. Her banker father moved the family to the United States when she was three. As Claudette grew up, she wanted nothing more than to play to Broadway audiences (in those days, any actress or actor worth their salt went for Broadway, not Hollywood). After her formal education ended, she enrolled in the Art Students League, where she paid for her dramatic training by working in a dress shop. She made her Broadway debut in 1923 in the stage production of "The Wild Wescotts". It was during this event that she adopted the name Claudette Colbert.When the Great Depression shut down most of the theaters, Claudette decided to make a go of it in films. Her first film was called For the Love of Mike (1927). Unfortunately, it was a box-office disaster. She wasn't real keen on the film industry, but with an extreme scarcity in theatrical roles, she had no choice but to remain. In 1929 she starred as Joyce Roamer in The Lady Lies (1929). The film was a success and later that year she had another hit entitled The Hole in the Wall (1929). In 1930 she starred opposite Fredric March in Manslaughter (1930), which was a remake of the silent version of eight years earlier. A year after that Claudette was again paired in a film with March, Honor Among Lovers (1931). It fared well at the box-office, probably only because it was the kind of film that catered to women who enjoyed magazine fiction romantic stories. In 1932 Claudette played the evil Poppeia in Jesse L. Lasky's last great work, The Sign of the Cross (1932), and once again was cast with March. Later the same year she was paired with Jimmy Durante in The Phantom President (1932). By now Claudette's name symbolized good movies and she, along with March, pulled crowds into the theaters with the acclaimed Tonight Is Ours (1933).The next year started a little on the slow side with the release of Four Frightened People (1934), where Claudette and her co-stars were at odds with the dreaded bubonic plague onboard a ship. However, the next two films were real gems for this young actress. First up, Claudette was charming and radiant in Cecil B. DeMille's spectacular Cleopatra (1934). It wasn't one of DeMille's finest by any means, but it was a financial success and showcased Claudette as never before. However, it was as Ellie Andrews, in the now famous It Happened One Night (1934), that ensured she would be forever immortalized. Paired with Clark Gable, the madcap comedy was a mega-hit all across the country. It also resulted in Claudette being nominated for and winning the Oscar that year for Best Actress. IN 1935 she was nominated again for Private Worlds (1935), where she played Dr. Jane Everest, on the staff at a mental institution. The performance was exquisite. Films such as The Gilded Lily (1935), Drums Along the Mohawk (1939) and No Time for Love (1943) kept fans coming to the theaters and the movie moguls happy. Claudette was a sure drawing card for virtually any film she was in. In 1944 she starred as Anne Hilton in Since You Went Away (1944). Again, although she didn't win, Claudette picked up her third nomination for Best Actress.By the late 1940s and early 1950s she was not only seen on the screen but the infant medium of television, where she appeared in a number of programs. However, her drawing power was fading somewhat as new stars replaced the older ones. In 1955 she filmed the western Texas Lady (1955) and wasn't seen on the screen again until Parrish (1961). It was her final silver screen performance. Her final appearance before the cameras was in a TV movie, The Two Mrs. Grenvilles (1987) (TV). She did, however, remain on the stage where she had returned in 1956, her first love. After a series of strokes, Claudette divided her time between New York and Barbados. On July 30, 1996, Claudette died in Speightstown, Barbados. She was 92.

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