Claudette Colbert, born : 13-September-1903, 110 years ago. died : 30-July-1996 at the age of 92, 17 years ago. sign Virgo
- At the age of 30, 22-February-1934 : Frank Capra's ''It Happened One Night'' , starring Clark Gable and Claudette Colbert, is released. It becomes a smash hit and the first of Capra's great screen classics. It becomes the first film to win all 5 of the major Academy Awards Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Screenplay, Best Director, and Best Picture. Gable and Colbert receive their only Oscars for this film.
- At the age of 31, 26-November-1934 : Universal Pictures releases the first film version of Fannie Hurst's novel, ''Imitation of Life'', starring Claudette Colbert and Louise Beavers. It gives Beavers, usually featured in small roles as a maid, her best screen role, and features the largest supporting role played by a black person in a Hollywood film up till then. Its storyline is extremely daring for a 1934 film part of it revolves around a young mulatto girl rejecting her mother and trying to "pass for white". It is the first Hollywood film to seriously deal with this subject. The 1936 film version of ''Show Boat'', also from Universal, will deal with a similar storyline.