Claire Windsor (Clara Viola Cronk)
Photos with Claire Windsor
BiographyCawker City, Kansas, USA
Silent-era star Claire Windsor was born Clara Viola Cronk in Cawker City, Kansas, the daughter of Ella and G.E. Cronk. She was educated at Broadway High School in Seattle, Washington, and Washburn Preperatory Academy in Topeka, Kansas. She studied voice and piano at Cohn's Conservatory of Music in Seattle. Claire began her film career as an extra on the Famous Players-Lasky lot, and was signed to stock by director Allan Dwan to work at First National Pictures. Read more... to Claire Windsor (on the advice of writer Frances Marion). She toured with Al Jolson in his stage show in 1933.