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

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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:

Helen Brent: [to Sam, approvingly] You're not a turnip, are you?

Johnny McEvoy, aka Johnny Macklin: Don't talk to any strangers.
Madeleine Haley, aka Gladys LaRue: I don't know any strangers

Kay 'Funny Face' Ellison: Did you tell her about her present?
Eddie Ellison: Who, me? Gee, won't she look cute in that?
Jane Scott: Oh, it's darling.
Kay 'Funny Face' Ellison: It cost an awful lot.
Eddie Ellison: It's for Shirley, isn't it? She only has a birthday once a year.
Kay 'Funny Face' Ellison: Every day is her birthday with you.
Eddie Ellison: Well, why shouldn't it be? Say, here's another littl gadget I bought for Shirley.
Larry Scott: What is it?
Eddie Ellison: Take a look.
[He hands Larry a small telescope. When Larry looks into it, it leaves a black ring around his eye]
Larry Scott: I don't see anything.
Eddie Ellison: No, but we do!
Kay 'Funny Face' Ellison: Oh, Eddie, you and your tricks. You're not going to give that to the baby. You're making her as bad as you are.

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Joan Crawford initially fought for Trevor to star alongside her in Johnny Guitar (1954), jealous of the much younger Mercedes McCambridge, who was eventually cast.

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

Made a special guest appearance at The 70th Annual Academy Awards (1998) (TV) and appeared as part of a tribute sequence called "Oscar's Family Album". Miss Trevor appeared in a black gown and jewels seated between Marisa Tomei and Jon Voight. Fellow honouree Michael Caine paid tribute to her calling her a 'living legend.'

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