Claire Trevor

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Claire Trevor

Claire Trevor

Claire Trevor is a late American actress. Claire Trevor has worked in the American cinema industry for more than six decades. Trevor rose to fame with her work in Key Largo in 1948, for which she won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress.

She was also nominated for Oscars for her roles in The High and the Mighty and Dead End.

Early life and Childhood

Claire Trevor was born in Brooklyn, New York, on March 8, 1910, as Claire Wemlinger.

She was the only child of her parents, Noel and Benjamina Wemlinger.

Her father was born in France and had German ancestry, while her mother was Irish.

Mr. Wemlinger worked as a merchant tailor on Fifth Avenue.

Education Details

Claire studied acting for six months at Columbia University and six months at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts after graduating from high school.

Professional Career

Trevor has been performing since she was a teenager.

Her acting career lasted seven decades and includes appearances on stage, radio, and television.

Her distinctive hard-boiled blonde persona has made her famous.

Trevor studied acting for six months at Columbia University and six months at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts after graduating from high school.

In 1929, she made her stage debut in Michigan with a repertory group.

She made her Broadway debut in 1932 as the female lead in Whistling in the Dark.

Claire Trevor
Claire Trevor in one of her acting scenes. Source: oscarhookers

From 1937 through 1940, Trevor co-starred in the classic radio series Big Town with Edward G. Robinson.

Trevor’s most well-known acting appearances were in 1944’s Murder, My Sweet, and 1947’s Born to Kill.

Trevor won an Academy Award for his performance as Gaye Dawn in Key Largo in 1948.

She went on to win an Emmy Award for her role in the Producers’ Showcase episode Dodsworth in 1957.

Trevor made sporadic appearances in films and television series during the 1960s and 1970s.

Norman Rockwell’s Breaking Home Ties was her final television role, which she played in 1987.

She remained out of the spotlight for years after that, until making a special appearance at the 70th Academy Awards in 1998.

Net Worth and Salary

Claire Trevor’s net worth at the time of her death, however, has yet to be established. From the 1940s until the 1960s, Trevor’s profitable career as a television, film, and stage actor rewarded her well.

Though her net worth is unknown, we might assume it was in the millions.

Relationship Status

Claire Trevor, an actress, was married twice. In 1938, she married her first husband, Clark Andrews.

Her first spouse worked as a producer for a radio show. The pair split in 1942 after four years as husband and wife.

She married Navy lieutenant Cylos William Dunsmore a year later. With her second husband, Trevor gave birth to her sole child. She also divorced Dunsmore in 2005 following a five-year relationship.

Trevor married for the third time a year after her second divorce. Then she married Milton Bren, a film producer who had two sons from a previous relationship.

Following their wedding, they relocated to Newport Beach, California.

In 1978, Trevor’s son Charles Dunsmore died in an airplane tragedy. Bren, her husband, died of a brain tumor a year later.

Trevor moved to Manhattan for a few years after being devastated, when she also took on some acting assignments.

She later moved back to California and lived there the rest of her life.

Body Measurement

Claire Trevor’s body dimensions are unknown.

Social Media

There is no information about her social media presence.


Trevor died of respiratory failure on April 8, 2000, in Newport Beach, California, at the age of 90.

Her two stepsons and other extended family members survived the actress.

Late American actress Claire worked in the American film industry for over six decades.

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  • Working in over 60 movies, Trevor rose to stardom for her role in Key Largo in 1948 for which she received the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress.
  • She also earned Oscar nominations for her performances in The High and the Mighty and Dead End.
  • Her net worth at the time of her death is not revealed yet.
  • Trevor died in Newport Beach, California on April 8, 2000, at the age of 90 from respiratory failure.