ABOUT CLAUDETTE COLBERT (1905 - 1996)
Born in France, her real name was Lily Claudette Chauchoin.
She came to United States when she was 3 and made
her debut in silent films in 1927. Colbert worked on 79 films and television projects.
In 1934, Claudette Colbert played spoiled, pert, runaway heiress Ellie Andrews in the box office comedy hit, IT HAPPENED ONE NIGHT, opposite Clark Gable as the love interest, a wise cracking reporter along for the adventure and inside scoop on a society gal. Colbert won an Academy Award for Best Actress for her portrayal.
Colbert was nominated for an Oscar for Best Actress for her role the following year in the 1935 drama, PRIVATE WORLDS, in which she played psychiatrist Dr. Jane Everest, whose work is opposed by her misogynist supervisor played by Charles Boyer.
In 1940, Colbert turned down a lucrative 7 year contract, to work independently, with her brother as manager. She subsequently made ARISE, MY LOVE  with Hedy Lamar, BOOMTOWN  with Clark Gable and Spencer Tracy. Next she starred in the 1942 comedy, THE PALM BEACH STORY, Claudette Colbert plays the wife of a down and out couple, who are drawn like moths to a flame to a wealthy socialite brother and sister with complicating results.
Claudette Colbert played Anne Hilton in the wartime drama SINCE YOU WENT AWAY , about a woman married to a service man, managing on the home front during World War II.
Claudette Colbert was also nominated for:
PRIVATE WORLDS (35)
SINCE YOU WENT AWAY (44)
Claudette Colbert has performed on Broadway.
In 1940 Colbert was reunited with Gable in BOOM TOWN.
Colbert's other credits include:
THE SIGN OF THE CROSS (1932)
IMITATION OF LIFE (1939)
THE BRIDE COMES HOME (1935)
UNDER TWO FLAGS (1936)
I MET HIM IN PARIS (1937)
DRUMS ALONG THE MOHAWK (1939)
BOOM TOWN (1940)
ARISE MY LOVE (1940)
THE PALM BEACH STORY (1940)
SINCE YOU WENT AWAY (1944)
THE EGG AND I (1947)
THREE CAME HOME (1950)
THE SECRET FURY (1950)
THUNDER ON THE HILL (1951)
LET'S MAKE IT LEGAL (1951)
THE PLANTER'S WIFE
DAUGHTERS OF DESTINY (1954)
AFFAIRS IN VERSAILLES (1954)
TEXAS LADY (1955)
And in 1986 Colbert starred in a TV-movie titled: THE
TWO MRS. GRENVILLES. (1987)