Claudette Colbert

Shop by the Stars aisle featuring Claudette Colbert (1903-1996) vintage movie cards, still photos, ephemera, and other collectibles.

Born Émilie Claudette Chauchoin in Saint-Mandé, France, arrived in Manhattan a few years later. Her stage debut came at age fifteen at the Provincetown Playhouse in a play by her high school English teacher. Colbert's Broadway break came while attending the Art Students League of New York when acquaintance Anne Morrison offered her a role in her play The Wild Wescotts, which opened at the end of 1923. Colbert remained busy on Broadway in the late 1920s, scoring a major hit with The Barker (1927) co-starring Norman Foster, who became the first of her two husbands. Her film debut came in For the Love of Mike (1927), an experience that soured Colbert on the movies, that is until the movies began talking. In 1928 she signed with Paramount and appeared in a handful of movies filmed at their Astoria studios before making her Hollywood debut in Manslaughter (1930) opposite frequent co-star Fredric March. Ernst Lubitch's The Smiling Lieutenant (1931) became the first of a number of hits, soon followed by The Sign of the Cross (1932) for Cecil B. De Mille; Frank Capra's It Happened One Night (1934), which earned Colbert her Academy Award and an entire new level of stardom; Cleopatra (1934) for De Mille again; and Imitation of Life (1934). Other hits remaining popular classics include Midnight (1939), John Ford's Drums Along the Mohawk (1939), Boom Town (1940) with Gable and Tracy over at MGM, Preston Sturges' The Palm Beach Story (1942), So Proudly We Hail! (1943), and Since You Went Away (1944). Colbert left Paramount in 1945 but continued to freelance in films through the early 1950s, a decade that saw her turn to the small screen with a number of dramatic appearances in anthology series adaptations. She was back to Broadway in 1955, and earned a 1959 Tony nomination for her work in The Marriage-Go-Round. Colbert kept busy on Broadway in the early '60s, appeared in her final theatrical film Parrish (1961), and ultimately won a Golden Globe for her supporting performance in the 1987 NBC miniseries The Two Mrs. Grenvilles.

Birthday: September 13

ABOUT THIS CARD:This card pictures James Stewart and Claudette Colbert in "It's a Wonderful World." Single card being...
ABOUT THIS CARD:I never seen this issue before: circa late 1940s, possibly early 1950s "Caramelos Tio Pepote" paper-stock...
ABOUT THIS CARD:1939 Mars Confections "Famous Film Stars" trading card #32 Claudette Colbert. Issued with Milky Way Bars...
ITEM DESCRIPTION: Vintage "Serie Artistas Cine" small paper stock trading card #12 picturing Claudette Colbert. A single piece...
ABOUT THIS CARD:Vintage 1935 Ardath "Scenes from Big Films" tobacco card #88 Claudette Colbert and Ernest Torrence in...
ABOUT THIS CARD:1937 John Sinclair "Film Stars" tobacco card #79 Robert Young and Claudette Colbert. From the second...
ABOUT THIS CARD:Vintage 1935 Ardath "Scenes from Big Films" tobacco card #90 Claudette Colbert and Ernest Torrence in...
ABOUT THIS CARD:Vintage 1935 Ardath "Scenes from Big Films" tobacco card #89 Claudette Colbert and Ben Lyon in...
ABOUT THIS CARD:Film Star Claudette Colbert pictured on a trading card on a light card stock or heavy...
ABOUT THIS CARD LOT:Higher grade lot of 15 different 1937 John Sinclair "Film Stars" tobacco cards. All from...
ABOUT THIS CARD:This card pictures Claudette Colbert in "It's a Wonderful World." Single card being offered from 1939...
ABOUT THIS CARD:Issued out of Spain in the early 1940s, this is Enciclopedia Cultural de "CHICOS" Artistas de...
ABOUT THIS CARD:Vintage 1958 Bruguera "Famosas Estrellas de la Pantalla" paper-stock trading card #35 Claudette Colbert. Editorial Bruguera...
ABOUT THIS CARD:1934 Godfrey Phillips "Film Favourites" Tobacco Card card #31 Claudette Colbert. Issued out of Great Britain,...
ABOUT THIS CARD:1940 A & M Wix Cinema Cavalcade Volume 1, card #74, "A Plea for Mercy," picturing...
ABOUT THIS CARD:This item is NOT autographed -- it comes from a card game titled "Autographs" and includes...
ABOUT THIS CARD:I never seen this issue before: late 1930s Carmencita "Parejas cinematogrificas" paper-stock card from Spain. To...
ABOUT THIS CARD:I never seen this issue before: late 1930s Carmencita "Parejas cinematogrificas" paper-stock card from Spain. To...
ABOUT THIS CARD:Vintage 1933 Claudette Colbert General Gum trading card - this card has a slight tear, see...
ABOUT THIS CARD:Film star Claudette Colbert pictured on a small but thick vintage Peerless weight machine or vending...
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