16 January 2006

Stars of stage and screen # 2 : Ina Claire

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A series of 48, no.5

Born in Washington in 1892, Ina Claire made her name in vaudeville and became one of New York's famous variety stars, being especially noted for her impersonation of Sir Harry Lauder. She is a capable actress in straight parts playing throughout the long runs of "The last of Mrs. Cheyney" and "Reunion in Vienna". Her films include "The Greeks had a word for them"and she has recently reappeared on the London stage in the succesful play "Biography".
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IMDB entry for Ina Claire. Interestingly she was in 'Ninotchka' with Greta Garbo. The only film of Ina's I have seen.

Here is a better picture.

1 comment:

The Siren said...

"The Greeks Had a Word for Them" is supposed to be extremely witty, but I have been unable to track it down. It was pre-code and supposedly pretty racy. But the original title was "The Greeks Had a Word for It." I am not sure what the "it" was but for some reason the studio thought "it" was a lot more potentially offensive than "them."