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Claire Trevor (Claire Wemlinger)

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Biography

New York City, New York, USA
Claire Trevor was born Claire Wemlinger in the Bensonhurst section of Brooklyn, NY, the only child of Fifth Avenue merchant-tailor Noel Wemlinger, an immigrant Frenchman from Paris who lost his business during the Depression, and his Belfast-born wife Betty. Trevor's interest in acting began when she was 11 years old. She attended high school in Mamaroneck, NY. After starting classes at Columbia University, she spent six months at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts, also in New York. Her adult acting experience began in the late 1920s in several stock productions. Read more...

Actor

Character: Kay Ellison

Baby Take a Bow 1934

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Character: Jerry Jordan

Wild Gold 1934

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Character: Betty McWade

Dante's Inferno 1935

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Character: 'Mike' King

Texas 1941

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Character: 'Gold Dust' Nelson

Honky Tonk 1941

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Character: Michelle Allaine

Crossroads 1942

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Character: Lilah 'Lily' Gustafson

Johnny Angel 1945

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Character: Gaye Dawn

Key Largo 1948

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Character: Marguerite Seaton

The Lucky Stiff 1949

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Character: Mrs Ansel Ames

My Man and I 1952

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Character: Nora Marko

Stop, You're Killing Me 1952

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Character: Josie Sullivan

The Stranger Wore a Gun 1953

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Character: May Holst

The High and the Mighty 1954

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Character: Idonee

Man Without a Star 1955

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Character: Herself - Nominee: Best Actress in a Supporting Role & Presenter: Best Writing, Motion Picture Story

The 27th Annual Academy Awards 1955

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Character: Herself - Co-Presenter: Scientific & Technical Awards

The 28th Annual Academy Awards 1956

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Character: Clara Kruger

Two Weeks in Another Town 1962

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Character: Helen Baird

The Stripper 1963

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Character: Kate Clark 'Ma' Barker

The Untouchables 1959

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Character: Savannah Brown

Westinghouse Desilu Playhouse 1958

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Character: Felicia Crandell

The Ford Television Theatre 1952

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Character: Mrs.Helen Grayle aka Velma Valento

Murder, My Sweet 1944

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Character: Phyllis Talbot

Climax! 1954

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Character: Nurse Veronica Johnson

Dr. Kildare 1961

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Character: Rose Morgenstern

Marjorie Morningstar 1958

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