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 Nineteen Thirties and Forties. notwithstanding she begun her occupation at the manhattan level, she used to be cherished 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 extraordinary prescience by means of changing into one of many first Hollywood stars to include tv, and he or she additionally 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 profession, but additionally 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, type layout, and advertisement paintings. utilizing correspondence, interviews, periodicals, movie records, and different examine fabrics, the biography unearths a wise, gifted actress who conquered Hollywood and is still certainly one of America's so much beautiful reveal 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 loss of life of Paramount images and the beginning of company Hollywood; Forever Mame: The lifetime of Rosalind Russell (University Press of Mississippi); and different books.
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