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Claire Wemlinger (Trevor, Claire)

Born: 1909 AD
Died: 2000 AD, at 91 years of age.

Nationality: American
Categories: Actresses, Entertainers


1910 - Claire Trevor born as Claire Wemlinger in Bensonhurst, Brooklyn, New York on the 8th of March. She was famous for playing molls, floozies and broads, and was cast as the owner of a rowdy saloon in many a western. She was an Academy Award-winning American actress, nicknamed "Queen of Film Noir" because of her many appearances in "bad girl” roles in film noir and other black-and-white thrillers.

1933 - She made her debut on the film Jimmy and Sally.

1937 - A three-time Oscar nominee, she earned Oscar nominations for Dead End, a melodrama in which she played a good girl who grows up to be a prostitute.

1939 - Brilliant in Stagecoach, the film that catapulted her to success.

1948 - She won the Oscar for Best Supporting Actress award for her performance in Key Largo, co-starring with Humphrey Bogart, Edward G. Robinson and Lauren Bacall.

1954 - Appeard in the film, The High and the Mighty, a airplane disaster epic.

1956 - She won an Emmy for Best Live Television Performance by an Actress for Dodsworth, with Fredric March, on NBC's Producer's Showcase.

1998 - She made a special Academy Awards Appearance at the 70th Academy Awards.

2000 - She died of respiratory failure in Newport Beach, on the 8th of April at the age of 90, survived by several step-children by her marriage to Bren.


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