Claire Trevor Overview:

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.

HONORS and AWARDS:

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

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Claire Trevor Quotes:

Ken Childs: Keep talking, please keep talking; I'm frightened...
May Holst: Talking? Honey, you dont know what you're asking. Tell you a good joke on me: You know, I always dreaded the idea of becoming an old woman. And the way things look now, I won't have to worry about it any more. You know, I haven't been whistled at in years, and the idea of growing roses for the rest of my life is really beginning to haunt me. There oughta be a home for dames like me. Yup - we shoulda organized. You know, a house somewhere with no mirror in it, far away where we never have to look at a young girl. They have homes for unmarried mothers but everybody forgets about the girls who - who never quite managed to make things legal. I think I could start one! Yeah - I could call it the May Holst Home for Broken-Down Broads. I kind of like that, don't you?


Ringo Kid: Look, Miss Dallas. You got no folks... neither have I. And, well, maybe I'm takin' a lot for granted, but... I watched you with that baby - that other woman's baby. You looked... well, well I still got a ranch across the border. There's a nice place - a real nice place... trees... grass... water. There's a cabin half built. A man could live there... and a woman. Will you go?
Dallas: But you don't know me - you don't know who I am.
Ringo Kid: I know all I wanna know. Will you go?
Dallas: Oh, don't talk like that!


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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Donated her Oscar and her Emmy to the University of California, Irvine. Both are on display in the arts plaza at the Theatre that bears her name.

Profiled in "Killer Tomatoes: Fifteen Tough Film Dames" bu Ray Hagen and Laura Wagner (McFarland, 2004).

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

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