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.



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 4 Star Film Fan on Mar 10, 2020 From 4 Star Films

Thank you Wonderful World of Cinema and In The Good Old Summertime for having me in The Blogathon!? Just this past year I’ve entered a transition period in my life. Often transitions are hard because they signal changes for each and every one of us. For me, that change came with ... Read full article

THE 110 YEARS OF BLOGATHON: The Desperadoes, 1943

on Mar 9, 2020 From Caftan Woman

1910-2000 Virginie of The Wonderful World of Cinema and Crystal of In the Good Old Days of Classic Hollywood are hosting The 110 Years of Blogathon this March 8 - 10. The tributes to the memorable actress can be found HERE. 's Hollywood career features... Read full article

The 110 Years of Blogathon is here!

By Virginie Pronovost on Mar 8, 2020 From The Wonderful World of Cinema

I was super impatient to celebrate with you this golden, powerful, multi-talented actress that was! When Crystal from In the Good Old Days of Classic Hollywood approached me to co-host a blogathon in her honour, I didn’t hesitate a second as I knew she (Claire) deserved her own e... Read full article

on Televison: ‘Alfred Hitchcock Presents’

By Virginie Pronovost on Mar 8, 2020 From The Wonderful World of Cinema

I’m happy to be back today for a contribution to my own blogathon, The 110 Years of Blogathon, that I’m co-hosting with Crystal from In the Good Old Days of Classic Hollywood! As a subject, I wanted to do something else than reviewing a film (don’t get me wrong, I hav... Read full article

Announcing the 110 Years of Blogathon!

By Virginie Pronovost on Jan 28, 2020 From The Wonderful World of Cinema

I feel like it’s been ages since I’ve participated in a blogathon (sorry about that!) or hosted one, but, I’m soon going to be back in business, and I’m very happy about it! Not long before Christmas, my friend Crystal from In the Good Old Days of Classic Hollywood contacted ... Read full article

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Claire Trevor Quotes:

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!

Kay 'Funny Face' Ellison: What's happened?
Eddie Ellison: Well, the breadwinners have stopped winning.
Larry Scott: Yeah, looks like we're in for a little vacation.
Jane Scott: You mean you were discharged.
Eddie Ellison: Well, not exactly. We were canned.
Kay 'Funny Face' Ellison: But they can't let you off for nothing.
Eddie Ellison: No. I know they can't. But they did. Welch saw to that.
Jane Scott: Who's Welch?
Larry Scott: Well, he's an old friend of ours.
Kay 'Funny Face' Ellison: Will you excuse us for a minute? I want to talk to Eddie alone.
[Eddie and Kay go into the next room]
Kay 'Funny Face' Ellison: Now listen, Eddie. When we were married we said we'd go 50-50 on everything, didn't we?
Eddie Ellison: Uh-huh.
Kay 'Funny Face' Ellison: Well, that meant joy and trouble, too. You always let me in on the joy, now. Why not the trouble?
Eddie Ellison: There's nothing more to tell.
Kay 'Funny Face' Ellison: Eddie, look at me. Did Larry have anything to do with this?
Eddie Ellison: No.
Kay 'Funny Face' Ellison: Well, then. We haven't a thing to worry about.

Laura Benson: Once upon a time there was a little hoodlum... You go on from there.

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Profiled in "Femme Noir: Bad Girls of Film" by Karen Burroughs Hannsberry (McFarland, 1998).

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.

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

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