Claire Trevor

Claire Trevor

Original Name Wemlinger
Bensonhurst, Kings County (Brooklyn), New York, USA
Death 8 Apr 2000 (aged 90)
Newport Beach, Orange County, California, USA
Burial Cremated, Ashes scattered at sea
Memorial ID 20840 · View Source
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Actress. Born Claire Wemlinger in Brooklyn, New York, she was dubbed the "Queen of Film Noir" because of her many appearances in the role of a bad girls in over 60 films. Her first credited film role was in "Life in the Raw" (1933), followed by her debut as a leading lady in "Jimmy and Sally" (1933). She nominated for an Oscar for her role in "Dead End" (1937) and won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for the film "Key Largo" (1948). Her other films included "Stagecoach" (1939), "Crossroads" (1942), "The Babe Ruth Story" (1948), "Hard, Fast and Beautiful" (1951), "The High and the Mighty" (1954) and "The Stripper" (1963). For television, she received an Emmy Award for Best Actress in a Drama on "Producers Showcase" (1956) and also appeared on "Playhouse 90", "Wagon Train", "Dr Kildare", "The Love Boat" and "Murder She Wrote". For her contribution to the motion picture industry, she has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. She died of respiratory failure in Newport Beach, at the age of 90.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith

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  • Added: 17 Mar 2001
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  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Claire Trevor (8 Mar 1910–8 Apr 2000), Find a Grave Memorial no. 20840, ; Maintained by Find A Grave Cremated, Ashes scattered at sea.