Claire Trevor the “Queen Of Film Noir”

Claire Trevor (March 8, 1910 – April 8, 2000) American actress was nicknamed the “Queen of Film Noir” because of her many appearances in “bad girl” roles in film noir. Trevor appeared in over 60 films including such hits as “Stagecoach” (1939) with John Wayne and “Key Largo” (1948) with Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall. Claire Trevor won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her role in “Key Largo”, and earning Academy nominations for her roles in “The High and the Mighty” (1954) and “Dead End” (1937). In 1957 she won an Emmy Award for her role in the Producers’ Showcase episode entitled “Dodsworth”. For her contribution to the motion picture industry, Trevor 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.

Claire Trevor  (March 8, 1910 – April 8, 2000)

Claire Trevor
(March 8, 1910 – April 8, 2000)

Claire Trevor was nicknamed the "Queen of Film Noir" because of her many appearances in bad girl roles in film noir films.

Claire Trevor was nicknamed the “Queen of Film Noir” because of her many appearances in bad girl roles in film noir films.

Claire Trevor appeared in over 60 films

Claire Trevor appeared in over 60 films

Claire Trevor with John Wayne in "Stagecoach" (1939)

Claire Trevor with John Wayne in “Stagecoach” (1939)

Humphrey Bogart and Claire Trevor -- "Dead End" 1937

Humphrey Bogart and Claire Trevor — “Dead End” 1937

Humphrey Bogart, Claire Trevor, Lauren Bacall -- "Key Largo" 1948

Humphrey Bogart, Claire Trevor, Lauren Bacall — “Key Largo” 1948

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