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Ina Claire - Biography, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Filmography
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October 15, 1893 - February 21, 1985 - American actress.
Was born in Washington DC. At sixteen, she made her debut in the theatrical production Our Miss Gibbs. Until 1915 she played theatrical performances of musicals. In 1915 she got her first role in a movie.
In 1915, Inu was noticed by the famous film producer and director Cecil de Mille. The beauty and talent of the girl impressed him so much that he invited the young actress to play the lead role in his film "The Wild Goose Chase". Immediately followed by another picture, "Doll Crown", where Ina played Princess Alexia. This time it was directed by George Melford. After that, Miss Claire returned to theatrical performances. In 1917 she was invited to take part in the National Red Cross Pageant charity film. In the same year, the comedy "Polly with a Past" was a great success on Broadway. Three years later, Leander de Cordova decided to film it and the main role, as in the theater, was played by Ina Claire. Ina Claire's next return to the cinema was also associated with the adaptation of a theatrical performance, another comedy, "The Terrible Truth." In it, Ina played with Henry Daniel. This was the first role for an actor.
In 1930, aspiring filmmaker George Cukor invited Ina and Fredrick March to star in The Royal Family of Broadway. In 1931, Claire co-starred with Robert Ames, Myrna Loy and Hedda Hopper in the drama The Rebound by Edward Griffith. And in 1932, producer Goldwyn Samuel offered her a role in the comedy "The Greeks Had a Word for Them". There she played with Madge Evans and Joan Blondell.
Seven years later, Ina Claire starred in her most famous film - "Ninochka". The actress appeared on the screen twice more - in an episode of the drama "I'll Take This Woman", where the main roles were played by Spencer Tracy and Hedy Lamarr, and in one of the main roles in the movie "Claudia". Ina Claire did not act again.
At twenty-five, Ina Claire married screenwriter James Whittaker. The marriage lasted six years. The couple divorced in 1925.
And in 1929, Ina's husband became one of the most popular actors of the time, John Gilbert. Prior to that, Gilbert was already twice married, had a child from a previous marriage, and became famous for a scandalous romance with Greta Garbo, which almost ended for him with his third wedding. But Greta never got married, and Gilbert was not at all going to be alone. Ina they got married in Las Vegas two weeks after they met. The couple were together for two years.
Eight years later, Ina remarried. The third husband of the actress was the publisher of periodicals William R. Wallace. The marriage turned out to be happy, Claire and Wallace lived together for thirty-seven years.