Claudette Colbert – A Pictorial


“I know what’s best for me, after all I have been in the Claudette Colbert business longer than anybody.” ~ Claudette Colbert


Claudette Colbert

“I’ve always believed that acting is instinct to start with… you either have it or you don’t.” ~ Claudette Colbert

Claudette Colbert

“Most of us don’t know about happiness until it’s over.” ~ Claudette Colbert

Claudette Colbert

“Audiences always sound like they’re glad to see me, and I’m damned glad to see them. If they want you, you want to do it.” ~ Claudette Colbert

Claudette Colbert

“It matters more what’s in a woman’s face than what’s on it.” ~ Claudette Colbert

Claudette Colbert

“If I couldn’t laugh, I’d rather die.” ~ Claudette Colbert


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  1. […] by Gregory La Cava Produced by Louis Silvers Starring Claudette Colbert, Melvyn Douglas, Michael Bartlett, Raymond Walburn, Jean Dixon Katharine Alexander, Edith Fellows […]

  2. […] Top” (1935), the daughter of carnival barker W.C. Fields in “Poppy” (1936), and Claudette Colbert‘s adult daughter in “Imitation of Life” (1934). Rochelle Hudson is also known for […]

  3. […] Claudette Colbert (September 13, 1903 – July 30, 1996) was a French-born American actress, and a Hollywood leading lady for two decades. Colbert began her career in Broadway productions during the 1920s, progressing to film with the advent of talking pictures. She won the Academy Award for Best Actress in “It Happened One Night” (1934), the first woman born outside of North America to do so, and also received Academy Award nominations for “Private Worlds” (1935) and “Since You Went Away” (1944). During her career, Colbert starred in more than sixty movies and was the industry’s biggest box-office star in 1938 and 1942. By the mid 1950s, Colbert had largely retired from the screen in favor of television and stage work, earning 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 voted Claudette Colbert the “12th Greatest Female American Screen Legend” in cinema. Claudette Colbert has a star on Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6812 Hollywood Blvd. […]

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