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Legendary actress, Claire Trevor, was born Claire Wemlinger on Mar 8, 1910 in New York City, NY. Trevor died at the age of 90 on Apr 8, 2000 in Newport Beach, CA and was cremated and her ashes scattered at sea.



Claire Trevor was nominated for three Academy Awards, winning one for Best Supporting Actress for Key Largo (as Gaye) in 1948.

Academy Awards

YearAwardFilm nameRoleResult
1937Best Supporting ActressDead End (1937)FrancieNominated
1948Best Supporting ActressKey Largo (1948)GayeWon
1954Best Supporting ActressThe High and the Mighty (1954)Mary HolstNominated

She was honored with one star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the category of Motion Pictures.

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By Virginie Pronovost on Mar 10, 2016 From The Wonderful World of Cinema

I’m glad to be back with a new actor’s film marathon: a ’s Marathon. The special thing this time, is that I’ve made this marathon for a blogathon: The Marathon Stars Blogathon (hosted by me at The Wonderful World of Cinema and Crystal at In the Good Old Days of C... Read full article

Murder, My Sweet (1944) with Dick Powell and

By Orson De Welles on Feb 25, 2016 From Classic Film Freak

Share This!“She was a charming middle-aged lady with a face like a bucket of mud.  I gave her a drink.  She was a gal who’d take a drink, if she had to knock you down to get the bottle.” —a sample of Philip Marlowe’s narration Imagine Humphrey Bogart’s 1941 The Maltese Falcon with Raymond Chan... Read full article

Photo of the Day: and Hi to Dawn!

By monty on Apr 28, 2012 From Noir and Chick Flicks

Dawn is the first friend I met here when I began blogging and she graciously invited me to post on her several of her blogs. So while she is taking care of her medical problems, of which I know she will overcome, and be back here shortly, I told her I would post as much as I could. Here is a pic of ... Read full article

– A Pictorial

By Art on Mar 8, 2012 From Classic Cinema Gold

was nicknamed the “Queen of Film Noir” because of her many appearances in “bad girl” roles in film noir and other black-and-white thrillers. won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her role of Gaye Dawn, the washed-up nightclub singer ... Read full article

Happy Birthday: ! "Queen of Film Noir".

By Dawn on Mar 8, 2011 From Noir and Chick Flicks

(March 8, 1910– April 8, 2000), was nicknamed the "Queen of Film Noir" because of her many performances in film noirs. Her first film performances were in the films, Life in the Raw(1933) and Jimmy and Sally (1933). She went on to star with Humphrey Bogart in the film, Dead End ... Read full article

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Claire Trevor Quotes:

Miss Mary McCloud: Now, will you please get to the point and tell me what you want?
Bob 'Shortcut' Seton: I want to marry you.
Miss Mary McCloud: You what?
Bob 'Shortcut' Seton: Well, I ain't got no job right now, but I figure to get one. And outside of a snort of hooch now and then, I got no bad habits.
Miss Mary McCloud: I'd say asking a perfect stranger to marry you is a very bad habit!

Nitro Rankin: You ought to knock before coming in here, Countess. Suppose I was taking a bath or something?
Countess Maletta: If I ever hear of you taking a bath, I'll start knocking.

Jeff Trent: I'll give you the lead in tomorrow's column.
Marian Webster: Thanks, I'll settle for a drink.

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Son (with Dunsmoore) Charles Cyclos (d. 1978 in plane crash).

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In Italy, unlike other major Hollywood actresses, she didn't have an official voice. She was in turn dubbed by Tina Lattanzi (most notably in Stagecoach (1939)), Lidia Simoneschi, Giovanna Scotto, Dhia Cristiani, Rosetta Calavetta, Rina Morelli, Wanda Tettoni and Marcella Rovena.

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