Claudette Colbert
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"Claudette Colbert" was a French-born

Colbert began her career in Broadway theater/Broadway productions during the 1920s, progressing to film with the advent of talking pictures. Initially associated with Paramount Pictures, Colbert later gradually shifted to working as a freelance actor. She won the Academy Award for Best Actress in It Happened One Night (1934), and also received Academy Award nominations for Private Worlds (1935) and Since You Went Away (1944). With her round apple-face, Colbert was known as an expert screwball comedy/screwball comedienne, but her dramatic range enabled her to easily encompass melodrama and to play characters ranging from vamps to housewives. During her career, Colbert starred in more than sixty movies. She was the industry's biggest box-office star in 1938 and 1942.

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[Actress Claudette Colbert appeared in her last film role in] Parrish, ... I'm a mature woman but I can't suddenly put on gray hair and play character roles and most mother parts are too 'Pollyannaish' for me. I took this one because I felt it had a point of view. The mother wants to break the silver cord and lead a normal sex life of her own.

It took me years to figure out that you don't fall into a tub of butter, you jump for it.

Men don't get smarter when they grow older. They just lose their hair.

I bet you think an egg is something you casually order for breakfast when you can't think of anything else. Well, so did I once, but that was before the egg and I.

Audiences always sound like they're glad to see me, and I'm damned glad to see them.

I know what's best for me, after all I have been in the Claudette Colbert business longer than anybody.

The Palm Beach Story.

It matters more what's in a woman's face than what's on it.