Wednesday 31 August 2016

Claire Dodd

Born: 29 December 1908, Des Moines, Iowa, USA
Died: 23 November 1973, Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, California, USA

Claire Dodd was working as a model in Los Angeles when she was cast as a Goldwyn Girl in Eddie Cantor's movie Whoopee! (1930). Florenz Ziegfeld, who produced Whoopee! offered Dodd a part in his next Broadway musical, Smiles, which ran until January 1931. Dodd joined the Ziegfeld Follies and moved to New York City. Darryl F. Zanuck signed Claire to Paramount and she returned to Los Angeles. Claire Dodd appeared in more than 60 films in a career than only lasted 12 years, after which she retired and married her second husband.

The Payoff (1935) as Maxine

With James Dunn.

Slightly Honorable (1939) as Alma Brehmer

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