Claire Du Brey

Claire Du Brey (August 31, 1892 – August 1, 1993) born Clara Violet Dubreyvich was an American actress. She appeared in over 200 films between 1916 and 1959. She was born in Bonner's Ferry, Idaho and died in Los Angeles, California. Her screen career began with Universal Studios and she played at one time or another with almost all the larger companies. Films in which she appeared include The Wishing Ring Man, The World Aflame, What Every Woman Wants, The Spite Bride, Dangerous Hours (1919), and The Walk Offs. According to Who's Who on the Screen (1920), 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. In the late 1990s, two biographies of Marie Dressler were published, Marie Dressler: The Unlikeliest Star (1997), by Ontario resident and writer Betty Lee, and Marie Dressler: A Biography (1999) by Matthew Kennedy. However, only Lee had access to DuBrey's diary.


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