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Trevor in the 1930s.
Claire Wemlinger

(1910-03-08)March 8, 1910
Died April 8, 2000(2000-04-08) (aged 90)
Occupation Actress, Singer
Years active 1933–1987
Spouse(s) Clark Andrews
(1938–1942; divorced)
Cylos William Dunsmore
(1943–1947; divorced)
Milton H. Bren
(1948–1979; his death)
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Claire Trevor (born Claire Wemlinger; March 8, 1910 – April 8, 2000) was an American actress.

She appeared in over 60 films, winning the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her role in Key Largo, and earning nominations for her roles in The High and the Mighty and Dead End. She also received top-billing in Stagecoach.


According to her biography on the website of Claire Trevor School of the Arts, "Trevor's acting career spanned more than seven decades and included successes in stage, radio, television and film. . . . [She] often played the hard-boiled blonde, and every conceivable type of 'bad girl' role."


Trevor died of respiratory failure in Newport Beach, California on April 8, 2000 at the age of 90. She was survived by her two stepsons and extended family. For her contribution to the motion picture industry, she has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6933 Hollywood Blvd.


The Claire Trevor School of the Arts at the University of California, Irvine was named in Trevor's honor. Her Oscar and Emmy statuettes are on display in the Arts Plaza there, next to the Claire Trevor Theatre.

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