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Corinne Calvet

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Corinne Calvet (April 30, 1925 – June 23, 2001), born Corinne Dibos, was a French actress who appeared mostly in American films. Calvet made her debut in French radio, stage plays and cinema in the 1940s before being brought to Hollywood in the 1940s by producer Hal B. Wallis. He cast her in Rope of Sand (1949) opposite Burt Lancaster and Paul Henreid. In the 1950s, Calvet appeared in a string of films, usually playing French characters, opposite such leading men as Danny Kaye (On the Riviera), Joseph Cotten (Peking Express), Dan Dailey (When Willie Comes Marching Home), James Cagney (What Price Glory?), James Stewart (The Far Country), Alan Ladd (Thunder in the East), Tony Curtis (So This Is Paris) and twice with Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis (My Friend Irma Goes West and Sailor Beware). She made a rare television appearance on the Colgate Comedy Hour with Donald O'Connor on February 3, 1952, televised nationwide by NBC. Upset with her treatment in Hollywood, in 1960 Calvet "decided to return to France to make her headquarters." She continued to act in Italian and French productions as well as making appearances on American television series (Hart to Hart and General Hospital), with occasional roles in films. Her last film was The Sword and the Sorcerer in 1982. In her memoir, entitled Has Corinne Been a Good Girl? (1983), she stated that the roles she played for Hollywood studios never challenged her acting ability. In 1958, referring to being cast as a French temptress, she told an interviewer, "If I had come to Hollywood as a dramatic actress, I never would have been Corinne Calvet, and you never would have been sitting here talking to me."   Description above from the Wikipedia article Corinne Calvet licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.  

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Apr 30, 1925 In Los Angeles, California, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie Le château de la dernière chance 1947-07-16
Latest Project:
Movie The Sword and the Sorcerer 1982-04-01
Known For
Poster of Starsky & Hutch
Poster of The Steve Allen Show
Poster of The Colgate Comedy Hour
Poster of My Friend Irma Goes West
Movie The Sword and the Sorcerer Unknown 1982-04-01
Movie Dr. Heckyl and Mr. Hype Pizelle Puree 1980-10-01
Series Hart to Hart Unknown 1979-09-22
Series The French Atlantic Affair Madame Brouchard 1979-11-15
Movie She's Dressed to Kill Colette 1979-12-10
Movie Too Hot to Handle Madame Ruanda 1977-02-18
Series Starsky & Hutch Unknown 1975-09-10
Movie The Phantom of Hollywood Mrs. Wickes 1974-02-12
Series Police Story Unknown 1973-03-20
Series Batman Unknown 1966-01-12
Movie Apache Uprising Janice MacKenzie 1965-12-29
Series Burke's Law Unknown 1963-09-20
Movie Hemingway's Adventures of a Young Man Contessa 1962-07-25
Movie Bluebeard's 10 Honeymoons Odette 1960-04-02
Movie Plunderers of Painted Flats Kathy Martin 1959-01-23
Movie Operazione notte Unknown 1957-01-18
Series Richard Diamond, Private Detective Unknown 1957-07-01
Series The Steve Allen Show Unknown 1956-06-24
Movie The Girls of San Frediano Bice 1955-03-11
Movie Adventures of Giacomo Casanova Unknown 1955-12-22
Movie The Far Country Renee Vallon 1954-02-12
Series Climax! Unknown 1954-10-07
Movie One Step to Eternity Véra Volpone 1954-12-17
Movie So This Is Paris Suzanne Sorel 1954-12-30
Movie Powder River Frenchie Dumont 1953-06-07
Movie Flight to Tangier Nicki 1953-11-20
Movie Sailor Beware Corinne Calvet 1952-02-08
Movie What Price Glory Charmaine 1952-08-22
Movie Thunder in the East Lizette Damon 1952-12-04
Movie Quebec Mme. Stephanie Durossac aka Le Fleur 1951-03-15
Movie Peking Express Danielle Grenier 1951-08-01
Movie On the Riviera Colette 1951-04-20
Movie When Willie Comes Marching Home Yvonne Le Tete 1950-02-01
Movie My Friend Irma Goes West Yvonne Yvonne 1950-06-25
Series Your Show of Shows Unknown 1950-02-25
Series Lux Video Theatre Unknown 1950-10-02
Series The Colgate Comedy Hour Unknown 1950-09-10
Movie Rope of Sand Mademoiselle Suzanne Renaud aka Aniseneletette Duringreaud 1949-08-03
Series Studio One Unknown 1948-11-07
Movie Le château de la dernière chance Mme Tritonel 1947-07-16