Claire Trevor

Born Mar 8, 1910

Claire Trevor was an Academy Award-winning American actress. She 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. She appeared in over 60 films. She won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her role in Key Largo and was nominated for her roles in The High and the Mighty and Dead End.… Read More

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1910 Birth Trevor was born as Claire Wemlinger in Bensonhurst, Brooklyn, New York in 1910 (some sources state 1909, 1911 or 1912), the only child of Noel and Betty Wemlinger, a Fifth Avenue merchant tailor and his wife, and grew up in Larchmont, New York. … Read More


1932 22 Years Old By 1932 she was starring on Broadway; that same year she began appearing in Brooklyn-filmed Vitaphone shorts.
1933 23 Years Old 1 More Event
Her first credited film role was in the 1933 film Life in the Raw, with her feature film debut coming that same year in Jimmy and Sally (1933), with her portraying "Sally Johnson".
1937 27 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1937, she starred with Humphrey Bogart in Dead End, which would lead to her being nominated for Best Supporting Actress.
1938 28 Years Old Trevor married Clark Andrews, director of her radio show, in 1938, but they divorced four years later.
1939 29 Years Old 1 More Event
By 1939, she was well established as a solid "leading lady".


1940 30 Years Old She also starred opposite Wayne in Allegheny Uprising that same year, and again in 1940 in Dark Command. … Read More
1943 33 Years Old Her second marriage, in 1943, to Navy lieutenant Cylos William Dunsmoore produced a son, Charles. The marriage ended in divorce in 1947. … Read More


1957 47 Years Old In 1957 she won an Emmy for her role in the Producers' Showcase episode entitled Dodsworth. … Read More


1987 77 Years Old Her last film was the 1987 television movie Norman Rockwell's Breaking Home Ties.
1998 88 Years Old She made a special appearance at the 70th annual Academy Awards in 1998.
2000 90 Years Old Claire Trevor died of respiratory failure in Newport Beach, April 8, 2000 at the age of 90. … Read More
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