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Claudette Colbert Q&A Pt.1: 'The Claudette Colbert Business'

Henry Wilcoxon, Claudette Colbert in Cecil B. DeMille's Cleopatra Claudette Colbert: James Robert Parish Discusses the Legendary Paramount Star – Introduction You've been planning for some time a biography of Claudette Colbert. How did you become interested in Colbert's life story? As a very young teenager, I saw several of Claudette Colbert's films on TV and was fascinated by her verve, throaty voice, attractiveness, and acting versatility — whether drama, comedy, or just a "personality" performance. Later, I saw several of her stage vehicles: In pre-Broadway tryout, on Broadway, and on tour, ranging from The Marriage-Go-Round in 1958 to Aren't We All in 1985. On stage, she proved just how superior a (light) comedienne she was, and her energy/presence was truly captivating — no matter how slight the play. Over these years, I became very intrigued with what made her "tick." Would you say there's something that distinguishes Claudette Colbert from

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