Claudette Colbert

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Claudette Colbert (September 13, 1903 - July 30, 1996) was an Academy Award-winning US actress. She was a popular leading lady in Hollywood films, particularly during the 1930s and 1940s. In 1999, she was ranked 12th by the American Film Institute in their list of the Greatest Female Stars of All Time.

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  • Audiences always sound like they're glad to see me, and I'm damned glad to see them. If they want you, you want to do it.
  • Books written by actresses are for the birds. Besides what would I write?...that somebody was looking for an Italian type to play the ingenue in a film and I might do?
  • I bet you think an egg is something you casually order for breakfast when you can't think of anything else. Well, so did I once, but that was before the egg and I.
  • I know what's best for me, after all I have been in the Claudette Colbert business longer than anybody.
  • I married a wonderful doctor, and I was very happy-period.
  • I've always believed that acting is instinct to start with; you either have it or you don't.
  • If I couldn't laugh, I'd rather die.
  • It matters more what's in a woman's face than what's on it.
  • It took me years to figure out that you don't fall into a tub of butter, you jump for it.
  • Men don't get smarter when they grow older. They just lose their hair.
  • Most of us don't know about happiness until it's over.
  • Why do grandparents and grandchildren get along so well? They have the same enemy - the mother.
  • You have no idea what a long-legged gal can do without doing anything.

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