Claire Trevor

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Claire Trevor (born March 8, 1910 in Bensonhurst , Brooklyn , New York ; † April 8, 2000 in Newport Beach , California ; actually Claire Wemlinger ) was an American actress , best known for her portrayal of kind-hearted "fallen" women was.

life and career

After studying acting, she began her career in the late 1920s. From 1932 on, she played very often gangster brides and saloon girls , initially almost exclusively in B movies . However, after her critically acclaimed supporting role in Dead End , she began to receive increasingly complex roles.

Nominated three times in total, she won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress in 1948 for John Huston's Gangster in Key Largo , in which she played the alcoholic mistress of Edward G. Robinson . With Huston (this time as a screenwriter) and Robinson, she had already had a successful 1938 crime comedy The Double Life of Dr. Clitterhouse ( The Amazing Dr. Clitterhouse ) collaborated by Anatole Litvak . She was also able to draw attention to herself in the role of Alice (in the original language version Dallas ) in John Ford's Western Ringo ( 1939 ), in which she acted alongside John Wayne .

In the 1950s she increasingly appeared on television, which earned her an Emmy in 1956 .

From 1938 to 1942 she was married to producer Clark Andrews, from 1943 to 1947 to Cylos William Dunsmoore and from 1948 to his death in 1979 with producer Milton Bren. The second marriage resulted in a child.

Filmography (selection)


Web links

Commons : Claire Trevor  - Collection of Images

Individual evidence

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