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Also Known As: Died: July 30, 1996
Born: September 13, 1903 Cause of Death: complications from a stroke
Birth Place: Paris, FR Profession: Cast ...


Cast (feature film)

Going Hollywood: The War Years (1988) as Herself (Archival Footage)
Compilation documentary on the film industry's world and efforts during World War II.
Parrish (1961) as Ellen McLean
When his mother marries into the tobacco business, a young man struggles to find himself.
Texas Lady (1955) as Prudence Webb
Prudence travels to an isolated Texas town where she has inherited the local paper. She finds the place ruled over by the two men who wrested the area from the Indians twenty-five years before, and it is clear they do not welcome her free-spirited intervention. Support comes in the unexpected shape of the gambler she has just bested in New Orleans for her own family reasons.
Daughters of Destiny (1954) as Elisabeth
Three tales of heroic women who meet their destinies--two of which are based on actual historical characters.
Royal Affairs in Versailles (1954) as Madame De Montespan
Witty narration follows the history of Versailles Palace; founded by Louis XIII, enlarged by autocratic Louis XIV, whose personal affairs and amours, and those of his two successors, are followed in more detail to the start of the Revolution, after which the story is brought rapidly up to date. A huge cast plays mainly historical persons who appear briefly.
Outpost in Malaya (1952) as Liz Frazer
A plantation owner''''s marriage is tested by a bandit attack.
Thunder on the Hill (1951) as Sister Mary [Bonaventure]
Convicted murderess Valerie Carns (Ann Blyth) is being transported to Norwich to be executed when a flood strands her and her guards at a convent hospital. Nurse Sister Mary (Claudette Colbert) becomes convinced of her innocence and sets out to find the real killer.
Let's Make It Legal (1951) as Miriam Halsworth
A woman divorces her husband of 20 years because he gambles too much.
The Secret Fury (1950) as Ellen [Ewing McLean]
A mysterious figure tries to stop a woman's marriage by driving her mad.
Three Came Home (1950) as Agnes Newton Keith
A woman fights to survive as a prisoner of the Japanese during World War II.
Bride for Sale (1949) as Nora [W.] Shelley
Family Honeymoon (1949) as Katie Armstrong Jordan
Grant Jordan, bachelor botany professor, marries Katie, a widow with three kids, despite the machinations of Grant's former girlfriend Minna. But on the wedding day, Aunt Jo, who was to babysit, breaks a leg; so the kids come along on the honeymoon. After misadventures en route, they make it to the Grand Canyon, only to find Minna there, still scheming.
Sleep, My Love (1948) as Alison Courtland
Claudette Colbert wakes up in the middle of the night on board a train, but she can't remember how she got there. Danger and suspense ensue.
The Egg and I (1947) as Betty
Newlywed city slickers decide to give country life a try as chicken farmers.
Tomorrow Is Forever (1946) as Elizabeth MacDonald Hamilton
A scarred veteran presumed dead returns home to find his wife remarried.
Without Reservations (1946) as [Christopher] Kit [Madden, also known as Kit Klotch]
A woman writer falls for a war hero who''''s a perfect match for the hero of her latest novel.
The Secret Heart (1946) as Lee Addams
A recent widow tries to help her emotionally disturbed stepdaughter.
Guest Wife (1945) as Mary Price
Practically Yours (1944) as Peggy Martin
Since You Went Away (1944) as Anne Hilton
A mother and wife struggle to cope while her husband is off serving in World War II.
No Time for Love (1943) as Katherine Grant
A sophisticated reporter hires the construction worker she accidentally got fired.
So Proudly We Hail! (1943) as Lieut. Janet "Davey" Davidson
Nurses caught behind enemy lines during World War II fight to survive.
Remember the Day (1942) as Nora Trinell
An elderly schoolteacher, waiting to meet a presidential nominee, recalls the time when he was her student.
The Palm Beach Story (1942) as Gerry Jeffers
To finance her husband's career, a married woman courts an eccentric millionaire.
Skylark (1941) as Lydia Kenyon
A neglected housewife falls in love with a handsome attorney.
Boom Town (1940) as Betsy Bartlett [McMasters]
Friends become rivals when they strike-it-rich in oil.
Arise, My Love (1940) as Augusta ["Gusto"] Nash
A dashing pilot and a vivacious reporter find adventure in Europe on the eve of World War II.
Midnight (1939) as Eve Peabody
An unemployed showgirl poses as Hungarian royalty to infiltrate Parisian society.
Zaza (1939) as Zaza
Zaza is a spicy Parisian cabaret performer who falls in love with wealthy rogue Dufresne. Quitting show biz to be with Dufresne for all time, Zaza is taken aback to discover that he's already married...
It's a Wonderful World (1939) as Edwina Corday
A runaway poetess helps a fugitive prove himself innocent of murder charges.
Drums Along the Mohawk (1939) as Lana "Magdelana" [Borst]
A young couple fights off Indian attacks to start a farm in the Mohawk Valley.
Bluebeard's Eighth Wife (1938) as Nicole De Loiselle
A millionaire who''''s been married seven times courts wife number eight.
Maid of Salem (1937) as Barbara Clarke
Young lovers (Claudette Colbert and Fred MacMurray) fall afoul of repressive society as Salem elders get caught up in the witch hunts and trials of 17th century Massachusetts. One family in particular uses the hysteria to its advantage, getting even with everyone for every slight--real or imagined.
I Met Him in Paris (1937) as Kay Denham
Kay Denham is off for a 'fling' in Paris, leaving her staid suitor Berk behind. There, she meets two new suitors, Gene and George. Gene smooth-talks her into a junket to Switzerland, but George (with no illusions about his friend) appoints himself chaperone. Through a series of slapstick winter sports, Kay remains puzzled about George's disapproval of Gene...but there's a reason.
Tovarich (1937) as Tatiana [Tina, The Grand Duchess Petrovna]
Russian nobles flee the revolution and take jobs in Paris as servants.
Under Two Flags (1936) as Cigarette
Sergeant Victor comes to the French Foreign Legion after taking the blame for his brother's crime. Cigarette falls in love with him though Major Doyle is in love with her. Doyle sends Victor on dangerous assignments to be rid of him. He falls in love with Lady Venetia Cunningham, a visitor to the garrison.
The Bride Comes Home (1936) as Jeanette Desmereau
The Gilded Lily (1935) as Marilyn David
A news reporter turns the woman he loves into a media star after she rejects an aristocrat''s marriage proposal.
Private Worlds (1935) as Doctor Jane Everest
She Married Her Boss (1935) as Julia Scott
A secretary who handles the boss' business perfectly marries him and tackles his home life.
Imitation of Life (1934) as Beatrice Pullman
A widow and her housekeeper go into business together but almost lose their daughters.
Cleopatra (1934) as Cleopatra
The fabled queen of Egypt leads Julius Caesar and Marc Antony astray.
Four Frightened People (1934) as Judy Jones
It Happened One Night (1934) as Ellie [Andrews]
A newspaperman tracks a runaway heiress on a madcap cross-country tour.
Three Cornered Moon (1933) as Elizabeth Rimplegar
After losing their fortune, a family tries to find a way out of their predicament.
I Cover the Waterfront (1933) as Julie Kirk
Reporter Joe Miller is sure that fisherman Eli Kirk smuggles illegal Chinese immigrants into the country, but can't obtain enough evidence to satisfy his editor. Chance plays into his hands in the lovely form of Kirk's daughter, Julie, whom he catches swimming in the nude and pumps for information. But she's fiercely loyal to her dad, and may be too attractive for Joe's own good. Racy pre-Code sexual situations.
Torch Singer (1933) as Sally Trent [also known as] Mimi Benton
A night club singer hosts a children''''s radio show in hopes of finding the child she gave up years earlier.
Tonight Is Ours (1933) as [Queen] Nadya
The Man from Yesterday (1932) as Sylvia Suffolk
The Misleading Lady (1932) as Helen Steele
The Phantom President (1932) as Felicia Hammond
Too bad for presidential hopes of banker T.K. Blair; his party feels he has too little flair for savoir faire. But at a medicine show, the party bosses find Blair's double: huckster Doc Varney. Of course, they scheme to make Varney T.K.'s public spokesman; at first, he even fools Blair's girlfriend Felicia, providing a romantic complication. As election eve approaches, the conspirators face the problem of what to do with Varney...who has difficult decisions of his own to make.
The Wiser Sex (1932) as Margaret Hughes [also known as Ruby Kennedy]
Make Me a Star (1932) as
A grocery clerk goes to Hollywood in search of fame and fortune.
The Sign of the Cross (1932) as Poppaea
After Nero burns the city, a Roman official falls for a Christian accused of setting the fire.
His Woman (1931) as Sally Clark
Tough Caribbean freighter Captain Sam Whelan engages Sally Clark, a tramp masquerading as a missionary's daughter, to care for an abandoned baby on board his ship. En route to New York, ships mate Gatson sexually attacks her. The Captain knocks Gatson overboard in an ensuing scuffle. A romance developing between the Captain and Miss Clark is put to the test in New York after an assault investigation uncovers the girl's questionable past.
The Smiling Lieutenant (1931) as Franzi
A misfired flirtation lands a young lieutenant married to a princess instead of the one he loves.
Honor Among Lovers (1931) as Julia Traynor
Fredric March, a businessman, is in love with his secretary (Claudette Colbert) but she deserts him for another man; when she realizes her mistake, she goes back to March. Ginger Rogers is Colbert's girlfriend who is love with Charles Ruggles.
Secrets of a Secretary (1931) as Helen Blake
Young Man of Manhattan (1930) as Ann Vaughn
Manslaughter (1930) as Lydia Thorne
La grande mare (1930) as Barbara Billings
The Big Pond (1930) as Barbara Billings
The Hole in the Wall (1929) as Jean Oliver
Mrs. Ramsey sent Jean Oliver to prison on a false charge. To get even, Jean (disguised as Madame Mystera) plans to kidnap her daughter and turn her into a thief. Love entanglements with a gangster known as "The Fox" and newspaperman Grant complicate her plans.
The Lady Lies (1929) as Joyce Roamer
For the Love of Mike (1927) as Mary

Cast (special)

Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts, The (1989) as Award Recipient
A broadcast of the twelfth annual gala tribute to the distinguished artists who are recipients of the 1989 Kennedy Center Honors. This year's honorees are singer Harry Belafonte, actress Claudette Colbert, musical comedy star Mary Martin, ballet dancer Alexandra Danilova, and composer William Schuma
American Film Institute Salute to Frank Capra, The (1982)
A tribute by the American Film Institute (AFI) honoring film director Frank Capra.
Bells of St. Mary's, The (1959) as Sister Benedict
The story of a group of nuns at the convent of St. Mary's and their efforts to convince a millionaire to help pay for the repairs to their poorly capitalized and decaying parochial school.
Claudette Colbert Show, The (1958) as Elizabeth Harper
The misadventures of Elizabeth Harper, a newly elected congresswoman in Washington, D.C. The program relates Elizabeth's efforts to begin her new life.
Guardsman, The (1955) as Wife
The story, set in Vienna at the turn of the century, tells of a young actor who poses as a dashing guardsman to court his own wife and test her fidelity. Based on the play by Ferenc Molnar.

Cast (TV Mini-Series)

Two Mrs. Grenvilles, The (1987) as Alice Grenville
A miniseries based on Dominick Dunne's novel about the sensational Woodward murder case of 1955. Showgirl Ann Arden marries wealthy Billy Grenville and must contend with the disapproval of her patrician mother-in-law, Alice. Ann's rag-to-riches ascent into New York society comes to a halt when she s

Cast (short)

Hollywood Goes to Town (1938)
Thousands of stars and fans gather in Hollywood for the world premiere of "Marie Antoinette" (1938) in this promotional short film.
The Hollywood You Never See (1934)
This promotional short film offers a behind-the-scenes look at the making of "Cleopatra" (1934).

Misc. Crew (short)

Claudette Colbert (1962)
This short film, part of the Hollywood Hist-o-Rama series, offers a brief biography of Claudette Colbert.

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