Claudette Colbert

by ethnic on April 18, 2010

Birth Name: Emilie Chauchoin

Date of Birth: September 13, 1903

Place of Birth: Saint-Mandé, France

Date of Death: July 30, 1996

Place of Death: Speightstown, Barbados

*French (father)
*Alsatian German, French, Guernsey Channel Islander (mother)

Claudette Colbert was a French and American actress. She won the Academy Award for Best Actress for It Happened One Night (1934).

Claudette was born in Saint-Mandé, France, to Jeanne Marie (Loew) and Georges Claude Chauchoin, and moved to the U.S. with her family in 1906, settling in Manhattan, New York City.

Claudette’s paternal grandparents were Auguste Louis Chauchoin (the son of Louis Chauchoin and Jeanne Valérie Antigny) and Marie Augustine Destouches (the daughter of Claude Destouches and Marie Louise Lesous).

Claudette’s maternal grandparents were Charles Loew (the son of Georges Loew and Rosine Wendling) and Marie Augustine Legoupillot (the daughter of Napolean L. Legoupillot and Mary Ann). Charles was born in Wasselonne, Bas-Rhin, Alsace, France, of ethnic German descent. Marie Augustine was born on the island Jersey, to a French father and a mother from Saint Peter’s, Guernsey.

Sources: Genealogy of Claudette Colbert –

Genealogy of Claudette Colbert (focusing on her mother’s side) –

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madman August 9, 2016 at 2:21 am

*French (father)
*Alsatian German, French, Guernsey (Channel Islander) (mother)

Claudette’s grandfather Charles Loew was born in Wasselonne, Bas-Rhin, Alsace, France, of German descent. Napoleon was French. Mary was born in Saint Peter’s, Guernsey.

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