By Bernard F. Dick
Claudette Colbert's mix of attractiveness, sophistication, wit, and vivacity quick made her one of many movie industry's most famed and highest-paid stars of the Thirties and Forties. notwithstanding she all started her profession at the manhattan degree, she was once liked for her roles in such motion pictures as Preston Sturges's The Palm seashore Story, Cecil B. DeMille's Cleopatra, and Frank Capra's It occurred One Night, for which she gained an Academy Award. She confirmed awesome prescience via 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 20 years. Bernard F. Dick chronicles Colbert's lengthy profession, but in addition explores her formative years in Paris and big apple. in addition to discussing how she left her mark on Broadway, Hollywood, radio, and tv, the booklet explores Colbert's lifelong pursuits in portray, type layout, and advertisement paintings. utilizing correspondence, interviews, periodicals, movie records, and different study fabrics, the biography finds a wise, gifted actress who conquered Hollywood and is still one among America's so much appealing monitor icons.
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