Claudette Colbert was an American actress. Colbert began her career in Broadway productions during the late 1920s and progressed to films with the advent of talking pictures. Initially associated with Paramount Pictures, she gradually shifted to working as an actress free of the studio system.
Claudette Colbert was a French-born American actress who starred in more than 60 movies from the late 1920s to the early 1960s. She began her career on Broadway and transitioned to film with the advent of sound. She was one of the few major actresses who worked as a freelancer, independent of the studio system. She won the Academy Award for Best Actress for her role in It Happened One Night (1934), and was nominated twice more for Cleopatra (1934) and Since You Went Away (1944). She was known for her versatility, wit, elegance, and flair for comedy and drama. She was one of the most popular and highest paid stars of the 1930s and 1940s. She later turned to television and stage work, earning a Tony Award nomination and a Golden Globe Award. She died in 1996 at the age of 92.