Trevor, Claire (1909—)

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Trevor, Claire (1909—)

Born in New York City, trained at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts and Columbia University, Claire Trevor has sustained a long and prolific acting career that includes over 150 movies, 200 radio shows, 20 stage plays, and scores of television dramas. Trevor began her film career in 1933 in Jimmy and Sally. Playing a boozy moll in Key Largo (1948), she won an Oscar as best supporting actress. In 1956 she won an Emmy for best single performance by an actress for her role in the Producer's Showcase television drama, Dodsworth, with Frederic March. As late as 1987 she appeared in a motion picture Breaking Home Ties, based on Norman Rockwell images.

—Benjamin Griffith

Further Reading:

Shipman, David. Cinema: The First Hundred Years. New York, St.Martin's, 1993.

Shipman, David. The Great Movie Stars: The Golden Years. New York, Crown, 1970.

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