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Claudette Colbert’s Birthday

On this day in 1903 film star Claudette Colbert was born. Colbert is best remembered for her role opposite Clark Gable in the 1934 movie It Happened One Night.

Claudette Colbert won an Oscar for that performance, and was nominated twice more after that, 1935’s Private Worlds and 1944’s Since You Went Away.

She also famously didn’t want the right side of her face photographed, and for publicity stills and in the movies went to great lengths to avoid it.

In honor of her birthday, take a look at this old clip from the TV show The Price Is Right, where she tries to disguise her voice and fool the panel of celebrity judges (which includes James Mason and, of course, Arlene Francis):

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