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.


This blonde American actress with the direct stare. She spent half a lifetime as molls, broads, floozies, and showgirls: for 25 years if there was a saloon in town, the odds were that Claire Trevor would have a hand in running it. Stayed in leading roles to her late forties. Oscar for Key Largo. Also Oscar-nominated in Dead End and The High and the Mighty. Died from respiratory ailments.

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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

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:

Kay 'Funny Face' Ellison: Two tickets to Niagara Falls, please.
Train Teller: Oh. Congratulations, ma'am. What train?
Kay 'Funny Face' Ellison: The 9:20, and I want to stop off at Ossining.
Train Teller: Ossining? You mean, Sing-Sing?
Kay 'Funny Face' Ellison: No, I mean Ossining.

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

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

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

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

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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