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Claudette Colbert

Claudette Colbert

Female 1903 - 1996  (92 years)

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  • Name Claudette Colbert 
    Born 13 Sep 1903  Saint-Monde FR Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    US Immigration 1906  New York NY Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Naturalized US Citizen 1912  New York NY Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence 1930  Los Angeles LA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Abt. 
    Residence 1940  Beverly Hills CA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Abt. 
    Buried 1996  Godings Bay Church Cemetery, Speightstown, Saint Peter, Barbados Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 30 Jul 1996  Speightstown, Barbador Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Age 92 years 
    Notes 
    • Claudette Colbert
      From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

      Born Émilie Claudette Chauchoin

      September 13, 1903
      Saint-Mandé, France
      Died July 30, 1996 (aged 92)
      Speightstown, Barbados

      Nationality American
      Other names Lily Claudette Chauchoin
      Education Art Students League of New York
      Occupation Actress
      Years active 1925-1965, 1974-1987
      Political party Republican
      Spouse(s)

      Norman Foster
      (m. 1928; div. 1935)
      Dr. Joel Pressman
      (m. 1935; died 1968)

      Claudette Colbert, born Émilie Claudette Chauchoin; September 13, 1903 - July 30, 1996) was an American stage and film actress.

      Colbert began her career in Broadway productions during the late 1920s and progressed to motion pictures with the advent of Talking pictures. Initially associated with Paramount Pictures, she gradually shifted to working as a freelance actress. She won the Academy Award for Best Actress in It Happened One Night (1934), and received two other Academy Award nominations. Other notable films include Cleopatra (1934) and The Palm Beach Story (1942).

      With her round face, big eyes, charming, aristocratic manner, and flair for light comedy, as well as emotional drama, Colbert was known for a versatility that led to her becoming one of the industry's best-paid stars of the 1930s and 1940s and, in 1938 and 1942, the highest-paid star. During her career, Colbert starred in more than 60 movies. Among her frequent co-stars were Fred MacMurray in seven films (1935-49), and Fredric March in four films (1930-33).

      By the early 1950s, Colbert had basically retired from the screen in favor of television and stage work, and she earned a Tony Award nomination for The Marriage-Go-Round in 1959. Her career tapered off during the early 1960s, but in the late 1970s she experienced a career resurgence in theater, earning a Sarah Siddons Award for her Chicago theater work in 1980. For her television work in The Two Mrs. Grenvilles (1987), she won a Golden Globe Award and received an Emmy Award nomination.

      In 1999, the American Film Institute posthumously voted Colbert the 12th-greatest female star of classic Hollywood cinema.
    Person ID I192  Flack Genealogy
    Last Modified 13 Feb 2020 

    Family Jack Jo (Joel) Pressman,   b. 19 Feb 1901, Philadelphia PA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Feb 1968, Beverly Hills CA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years) 
    Married 1935 
    Last Modified 20 Mar 2019 
    Family ID F54  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Claudette Colbert
    Claudette Colbert
    Claudette Colbert was an American stage and film actress.

    Colbert began her career in Broadway productions during the late 1920s and progressed to motion pictures with the advent of Talking pictures. Initially associated with Paramount Pictures, she gradually shifted to working as a freelance actress. She won the Academy Award for Best Actress in It Happened One Night (1934), and received two other Academy Award nominations. Other notable films include Cleopatra (1934) and The Palm Beach Story (1942).

    Colbert was known for a versatility that led to her becoming one of the industry's best-paid stars of the 1930s and 1940s and, in 1938 and 1942, the highest-paid star. During her career, Colbert starred in more than 60 movies.

    In 1999, the American Film Institute posthumously voted Colbert the 12th-greatest female star of classic Hollywood cinema.
    Joel Pressman & Claudette Colbert
    Joel Pressman & Claudette Colbert