Claire Luce
actor, film director
Claire Luce
Claire Luce was an American stage and screen actress and dancer. Among her few films were Up the River (1930) directed by John Ford and costarring Spencer Tracy and Humphrey Bogart, and Under Secret Orders, the English-language version of G. W. Pabst's French-language feature Mademoiselle Docteur (1937).
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Union: Bring Back Full-Time Clerks - Patch.com
Google News - over 5 years
The school board says it will save about $100000 a year, but the clerical union president Claire Luce, a secretary at Quaker Farms School whose position is not being affected, said the cuts will have detrimental effects on not only the lives of the
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Clerks Want Full-Time Positions Restored In Oxford - Valley Independent Sentinel
Google News - over 5 years
“We hope the board will work hard to bring back the four clerks to full-time and benefits,” Claire Luce, a secretary at Quaker Farms School and president of the union that represents the clerks told the school board Tuesday
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SCREEN CAR SET TO STAR AT AUCTION - MSN Cars UK
Google News - almost 6 years
This 1934 Alvis Speed 20 SB Open Tourer was previously owned by Hollywood siren Claire Luce whose glittering screen and stage career saw her appear alongside luminaries like Fred Astaire and Humphrey Bogart. The car once shared the limelight with Luce
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El coche de El Capitán América sale a subasta - Autobild.es
Google News - almost 6 years
Se trata de uno de los vehículos más espectaculares que aparecen en la película 'El Capitán América', el Alvis Speed 20 Open Tourer, un auténtico clásico de los años 30 que perteneció a la actriz Claire Luce y al piloto Gatsonides Maurice
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Calling Alvis - Easier (press release)
Google News - almost 6 years
Previously owned by Hollywood siren Claire Luce - whose glittering screen and stage career saw her appear alongside luminaries like Fred Astaire and Humphrey Bogart - this 1934 Alvis Speed 20 SB Open Tourer also shared the spotlight with Luce in the
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They Seem to Find The Happiness They Seek
NYTimes - over 7 years
WHEN people fall in love, they opt for an experience that others have had before. Very often that's what they have in mind: they would like to share some of what happened to Romeo and Juliet, or Lizzy and Darcy or maybe just their parents. One of those archetypes of romance was born 75 years ago, with the release of ''The Gay Divorcee,'' starring
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BOOKS OF THE TIMES; Wry Luminary Upstages Stars
NYTimes - over 10 years
Point to Point Navigation By Gore Vidal Illustrated. 277 pages. Doubleday. $26. The title of Gore Vidal's ''Point to Point Navigation'' refers to the dangerous feat of steering a ship without the benefit of a compass. It also says something about the zigzagging course of Mr. Vidal's richly eventful life. And it suggests a vision of seafaring in
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Dancing Feet
NYTimes - about 20 years
THE GAY DIVORCEE (1934) is a pleasantly synthetic froth that was deemed rather risque back when it officially made stars of Hollywood's great dance duo Ginger Rogers and Fred Astaire (above), after their marginal pairing in ''Flying Down to Rio.'' Astaire was repeating his Broadway role (opposite Claire Luce). Some spicy dialogue about divorce
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FILM; Of Bindlestiffs, Bad Times, Mice and Men
NYTimes - over 24 years
In John Steinbeck's 1937 classic "Of Mice and Men," two bedraggled hobos (or bindle stiffs) wander through the shimmering rural landscape of northern California during the Great Depression, taking odd jobs as they move from farm to farm. Lennie is mildly retarded but strong. His best (and only) friend, George, is smart and paternalistic, though he
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Claire Luce, 85, Dies; Was Versatile Actress
NYTimes - over 27 years
LEAD: Claire Luce, a 1920's Ziegfeld star who left the musical stage for the classical theater, died Thursday at her Gramercy Park home in Manhattan after a lengthy illness. She was 85 years old. Claire Luce, a 1920's Ziegfeld star who left the musical stage for the classical theater, died Thursday at her Gramercy Park home in Manhattan after a
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Claire Luce, 85, Comedy and Classical Star
NYTimes - over 27 years
LEAD: Claire Luce, a 1920's Ziegfeld star who left the musical stage for the classical theater, died Thursday at her Gramercy Park home in Manhattan after a lengthy illness. She was 85 years old. Claire Luce, a 1920's Ziegfeld star who left the musical stage for the classical theater, died Thursday at her Gramercy Park home in Manhattan after a
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FRED ASTAIRE, THE ULTIMATE DANCER, DIES
NYTimes - over 29 years
LEAD: Fred Astaire, whose flashing feet and limber legs not only made him America's most popular dancer but also set standards for motion picture musical comedies that have rarely been met and never exceeded, died of pneumonia yesterday at Century City Hospital in Los Angeles. He was 88 years old. Fred Astaire, whose flashing feet and limber legs
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JULIE WILSON'S RETURN: HOW IT HAPPENED
NYTimes - about 33 years
JULIE WILSON'S return to show business and New York after eight years of what she has called ''semiretirement'' in Omaha has the kind of plot twist - a casual encounter on a bus - that might have come out of a musical by Cole Porter, whose songs she is now singing at Michael's Pub. Miss Wilson first met Cole Porter in 1949, when she played the role
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    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 1989
    Age 85
    Died on August 31, 1989.
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  • FORTIES
  • 1946
    Age 42
    Her last appearance in London at that time was as Becky Sharp in an adaptation of Thackeray's Vanity Fair at the Comedy Theatre in 1946.
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  • 1945
    Age 41
    She played a number of Shakespearean roles during that time and in 1945 scored a big success leading the company at the annual Stratford-on-Avon Memorial Theatre's summer Shakespeare Festival, particularly as Cleopatra in Antony and Cleopatra.
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  • TEENAGE
  • 1923
    Age 19
    Luce starred in many Broadway plays from 1923 until 1952, including costarring with Fred Astaire in the original musical Gay Divorce (1932).
    More Details Hide Details Astaire tried to get Luce for the film version of Gay Divorce, The Gay Divorcee (1934) but was overruled by the studio, RKO Radio Pictures, which preferred to use their contract player, Ginger Rogers. Of her performance in Gay Divorce the critic Brooks Atkinson wrote: "In the refulgent Claire Luce, Fred Astaire has found a partner who can match him step for step and who flies over the furniture in his company without missing a beat." Unfortunately, during the London run of Gay Divorce, Luce suffered a serious injury during the "Table Dance" routine—a routine which is reprised in the film—damaging her hip, and this put an end to her stage dancing career. In his autobiography, Astaire credits Luce as the inspiration for his revolutionary "Night and Day" dance routine: "Claire was a beautiful dancer and it was her style that suggested to me the whole pattern of the "Night and Day" dance. This was something entirely different from anything Adele and I had done together. That was what I wanted, an entirely new dancing approach."
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1903
    Born
    Born on October 15, 1903.
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