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Claire Du Brey (born Clara Violet Dubrey, August 31, 1892 – August 1, 1993) was an American actress. She appeared in more than 200 films between 1916 and 1959. Her name is sometimes rendered as Claire Du Bray or as Claire Dubrey.

Du Brey's screen career began with Universal Studios and she played at one time or another with almost all the larger companies. More notable films in which she appeared were Anything Once (1917), Social Briars (1918), The Devil's Trail (1919), What Every Woman Wants (1919) and Dangerous Hours (1919). Other films include The Wishing Ring Man, The Spite Bride, The World Aflame, and The Walk Offs. Her career declined with the sound era and she later played mostly small roles.

Du Brey was proficient in athletics, excelling in swimming, riding, golfing, tennis and motoring. She was five feet seven inches high, weighed 130 pounds and had auburn hair and brown eyes, and took a lively interest in horticulture.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Claire Du Brey (born Clara Violet Dubrey, August 31, 1892 – August 1, 1993) was an American actress. She appeared in more than 200 films between 1916 and 1959. Her name is sometimes rendered as Claire Du Bray or as Claire Dubrey.

Du Brey's screen career began with Universal Studios and she played at one time or another with almost all the larger companies. More notable films in which she appeared were Anything Once (1917), Social Briars (1918), The Devil's Trail (1919), What Every Woman Wants (1919) and Dangerous Hours (1919). Other films include The Wishing Ring Man, The Spite Bride, The World Aflame, and The Walk Offs. Her career declined with the sound era and she later played mostly small roles.

Du Brey was proficient in athletics, excelling in swimming, riding, golfing, tennis and motoring. She was five feet seven inches high, weighed 130 pounds and had auburn hair and brown eyes, and took a lively interest in horticulture.

Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Female

Known Credits 104

Birthday 1892-08-31

Day of Death 1993-08-01

Place of Birth Bonners Ferry, Idaho, USA

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Also Known As

  • Claire DuBrey
  • Claire DuBray
  • Claire Dubray
  • Claire Dubrey
  • Claire du Brey
  • Clara Violet Dubrey

Acting TV ShowsMovies

1959 Escort West as Mrs. Kate Fenniman
1958 Frontier Gun as Bess Loveman
1958 Hot Rod Gang as Agatha, the maid
1951 Ace in the Hole as Spinster (uncredited)
1950 Cinderella as (credit only) (voice)
1949 Samson and Delilah as Temple Spectator (uncredited)
1949 Abbott and Costello Meet the Killer, Boris Karloff as Mrs. Grimsby
1948 Out of the Storm as Mrs. Smith
1947 The Bishop's Wife as Second Lady
1947 Bells of San Fernando as Manta
1946 The Best Years of Our Lives as Mrs. Talburt - Perfume Customer (uncredited)
1946 Secret of the Whistler as Laura - Harrison's Servant
1946 Don Ricardo Returns as Mama Teresa
1946 The Invisible Informer as Martha Baylor
1946 The Catman of Paris as Servant
1945 Dakota as Wahtonka
1945 Star in the Night as Traveler's Wife (uncredited)
1944 Lights of Old Santa Fe as Rosie McGurk
1944 Dragon Seed as Hysterical Woman
1943 Heaven Can Wait as Miss Ralston - Jack's Secretary
1943 No Place for a Lady as Apartment House Manager
1942 Now, Voyager as Hilda (uncredited)
1942 Bells of Capistrano as Melinda (Ma) McCracken
1942 A Close Call for Ellery Queen as Housekeeper
1941 Rise and Shine as Miss Pinkham (as Claire DuBrey)
1941 Blossoms in the Dust as Nurse at Sammy's Birth
1940 Brigham Young as Emma Smith
1940 All This, and Heaven Too as Nun
1940 Andy Hardy Meets Debutante as Mrs. Hackett, Daphne's Secretary
1940 Charlie Chan's Murder Cruise as Mrs. Walters
1940 Forty Little Mothers as Gym Teacher
1940 The Doctor Takes a Wife as Party Guest
1940 Virginia City as Southern Woman with Rifle
1940 High School as Miss Huggins
1940 The Blue Bird as Nurse
1940 The Shop Around the Corner as Customer
1939 Swanee River as Woman in Cafe
1939 Four Wives as Nurse Telling Crowley It's a Girl (uncredited)
1939 See Your Doctor as Nurse
1939 South of the Border as Dueña
1939 When Tomorrow Comes as Waitress
1939 Chicken Wagon Family as Mrs. Kelsey
1939 Coast Guard as First Nurse (uncredited)
1939 Hotel for Women
1939 Tell No Tales as Miss Arnold
1939 Juarez as Woman
1939 Never Say Die as Hotel Guest
1939 The Story of Alexander Graham Bell as Landlady
1939 Sergeant Madden as Nurse
1939 Three Smart Girls Grow Up as Secretary
1939 Everybody's Baby as Nurse Cordell
1939 Within the Law as Prison Librarian
1939 Jesse James as Mrs. Bob Ford
1938 That Certain Age as Horsewoman
1938 The Affairs of Annabel as Convict
1938 Little Miss Broadway as Miss Blodgett
1938 Men with Wings as Edith
1938 One Wild Night as Miss Thomas
1938 Miracle Money as Hazel, Dr. Jones' Nurse
1938 Walking Down Broadway as Claybourne's Secretary
1938 The Baroness and the Butler as Martha - Kartina's Secretary
1937 Nothing Sacred as Nurse Rafferty (uncredited)
1937 Dangerously Yours as Ship Passenger
1937 Wife, Doctor and Nurse as Miss Farrell
1937 Topper as Sales Clerk (uncredited)
1937 Mountain Justice as Woman with Baby
1937 Man Of The People as Mrs. Sagon
1936 Ramona as Marda
1936 The Devil-Doll as Mme. Coulvet
1936 Small Town Girl as Bit Role (uncredited)
1935 Life Begins at Forty as Mrs. T. Watterson Meriwether
1934 Among the Missing as Mrs. Alvin Abbott
1934 Jane Eyre as Bertha Rochester
1934 Blind Date as Head Saleswoman
1934 Viva Villa! as Banquet Guest with Tiara Next to Sierra
1933 The Sin of Nora Moran as Mrs. Edith Crawford
1933 Night Flight as Santiago Nurse (uncredited)
1933 Broadway to Hollywood as Aunt Clara
1933 Gabriel Over the White House as Nurse
1932 Prosperity as Bank Depositor Spreading Rumor (uncredited)
1932 Divorce In The Family as Mrs. Smith - Lucile's Mother
1932 Arsene Lupin as Mother at the Louvre
1927 The Devil Dancer as Audrey
1926 Miss Nobody as Ann Adams
1926 Exquisite Sinner as Dominique's Sister
1925 Infatuation
1924 The Sea Hawk as Siren
1923 The Voice from the Minaret as Countess La Fontaine
1922 To Have and to Hold
1921 That Girl Montana as Lottie
1919 Dangerous Hours as Sophia Guerni
1919 The Spite Bride
1919 A Man And His Money
1919 A Man in the Open as Polly
1918 The Magic Eye
1918 Brace Up
1918 The Risky Road
1917 The Winged Mystery
1917 Anything Once
1917 Triumph as Lillian Du Pon
1917 The Rescue
1917 The Reward of the Faithless
1917 The Piper's Price
1916 Civilization

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