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 renowned and highest-paid stars of the Thirties and Nineteen Forties. notwithstanding she begun her occupation at the ny level, she was once loved for her roles in such motion pictures as Preston Sturges's The Palm seashore tale , Cecil B. DeMille's Cleopatra , and Frank Capra's It occurred One evening , for which she gained an Academy Award. She confirmed outstanding prescience by way of changing into one of many first Hollywood stars to include tv, and he or she additionally again to Broadway in her later occupation.
This is the 1st significant biography of Colbert (1903-1996) released in over 20 years. Bernard F. Dick chronicles Colbert's lengthy occupation, but additionally explores her adolescence in Paris and ny. besides discussing how she left her mark on Broadway, Hollywood, radio, and tv, the ebook explores Colbert's lifelong pursuits in portray, style layout, and advertisement paintings. utilizing correspondence, interviews, periodicals, movie files, and different learn fabrics, the biography unearths a sensible, proficient actress who conquered Hollywood and is still certainly one of America's so much alluring monitor icons.
Bernard F. Dick is professor of verbal exchange and English at Fairleigh Dickinson college and is the writer of Hal Wallis: manufacturer to the celebs ; Engulfed: The dying of Paramount photos and the delivery of company Hollywood ; endlessly Mame: The lifetime of Rosalind Russell (University Press of Mississippi); and different books.