By Bernard F. Dick
Claudette Colbert's mix of good looks, sophistication, wit, and vivacity fast made her one of many movie industry's most famed and highest-paid stars of the Thirties and Nineteen Forties. even though she begun her occupation at the long island degree, she used to be liked for her roles in such movies as Preston Sturges's The Palm seashore Story, Cecil B. DeMille's Cleopatra, and Frank Capra's It occurred One Night, for which she received an Academy Award. She confirmed impressive prescience by means of turning into one of many first Hollywood stars to embody tv, and he or she additionally lower back to Broadway in her later profession.
This is the 1st significant biography of Colbert (1903-1996) released in over two decades. Bernard F. Dick chronicles Colbert's lengthy occupation, but in addition explores her youth in Paris and big apple. besides discussing how she left her mark on Broadway, Hollywood, radio, and tv, the booklet explores Colbert's lifelong pursuits in portray, style layout, and advertisement paintings. utilizing correspondence, interviews, periodicals, movie documents, and different study fabrics, the biography finds a sensible, proficient actress who conquered Hollywood and continues to be one among America's such a lot fascinating display icons.
Bernard F. Dick is professor of communique and English at Fairleigh Dickinson collage and is the writer of Hal Wallis: manufacturer to the Stars; Engulfed: The demise of Paramount photographs and the beginning of company Hollywood; Forever Mame: The lifetime of Rosalind Russell (University Press of Mississippi); and different books.
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