By Bernard F. Dick
Claudette Colbert's mix of good looks, sophistication, wit, and vivacity quick made her one of many movie industry's most famed and highest-paid stars of the Thirties and Nineteen Forties. even though she all started her occupation at the long island degree, she was once loved 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 awesome prescience through turning into one of many first Hollywood stars to include tv, and she or he additionally lower back to Broadway in her later occupation.
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 formative years in Paris and ny. besides discussing how she left her mark on Broadway, Hollywood, radio, and tv, the publication explores Colbert's lifelong pursuits in portray, style layout, and advertisement artwork. utilizing correspondence, interviews, periodicals, movie files, and different study fabrics, the biography unearths a wise, proficient actress who conquered Hollywood and is still one in all America's such a lot fascinating monitor icons.
Bernard F. Dick is professor of communique and English at Fairleigh Dickinson college and is the writer of Hal Wallis: manufacturer to the Stars; Engulfed: The loss of life of Paramount photos and the delivery of company Hollywood; Forever Mame: The lifetime of Rosalind Russell (University Press of Mississippi); and different books.
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