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About Claudette Colbert : Claudette Colbert (13 September 1903 – 30 July 1996) was a French-born American-based actress of stage and film. Born in Paris, France and raised in New York City, Colbert began her career in Broadway productions during the 1920s, progressing to film with the advent of talking pictures.

She established a successful film career with Paramount Pictures, and was recognized as one of the leading female exponents of screwball comedy.

Colbert was the highest paid actress in American cinema during late 1930s, and later became a freelance performer. She won the Academy Award for Best Actress for her comedic performance in It Happened One Night (1934), and also received Academy Award nominations for her dramatic roles in Private Worlds (1935) and Since You Went Away (1944).

Colbert's film career declined in the 1950s, and finished in 1961. Later in life, she returned to theater, except brief appearances in television. Her intermittent career lasted more than six decades. She moved in later life to Barbados, where she died at the age of 92, following a series of strokes.

 Colbert received theatre awards from the Sarah Siddons Society, a lifetime-achievement award at the Kennedy Center Honors, and, in 1999, the American Film Institute placed her at number twelve on their "AFI's 100 Years... 100 Stars" list of the "50 Greatest American Screen Legends".

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Emilie Claudette Chauchoin was born in Saint-Mande, Seine, France, to Georges Claude, a banker, and Jeanne Loew Chauchoin, a pastry cook. After some financial reversals, her family emigrated to New York City in 1906. Colbert eventually became a naturalized citizen of the U.S.

 Colbert studied at Washington Irving High School, where her speech teacher, Alice Rossetter, encouraged her to audition for a play she had written. Colbert made her stage debut at the Provincetown Playhouse in The Widow's Veil at the age of 15.

She attended the Art Students League of New York, intending to become a fashion designer, but appeared on the Broadway stage in a small role in The Wild Westcotts (1923). Inspired by her experience, Colbert ended her studies and embarked on a stage career in 1925.

She adopted the name "Claudette Colbert" as her stage name two years later; she had been using the name Claudette since high school.

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