Wednesday 21 December 2016

Claire James

Born: 23 April 1920, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
Died: 18 January 1986, Los Angeles, California, USA

Claire James signed to MGM in 1938 around the time she won the Miss California contest. She also finished First Runner-Up in the 1938 Miss America pageant and was once briefly married to Busby Berkeley.

Fast and Furious (1939) as Gladys, Miss Grand Rapids (uncredited)

Claire James is in the centre, with Franchot Tone, George Noisom and Ann Sothern. Patsy Bedell is on the left.

This was Claire James' big solo moment in the film.

Coney Island (1943) as Girl Friend (uncredited)

Claire James is on the right, with George Montgomery, Trudy Marshall and Phil Silvers.

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