Claire Trevor

Birth Name: Claire Wemlinger

Date of Birth: March 8, 1910

Place of Birth: Brooklyn, New York City, New York, U.S.

Date of Death: April 8, 2000

Place of Death: Newport Beach, California, U.S.

*father – German
*mother – Scots-Irish/Northern Irish

Claire Trevor was an American actress. She won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for Key Largo (1948).

Claire was the daughter of Edith Benjamina “Betty” and Noel Benjamin Wemlinger, a merchant tailor. Her father was born in Paris, France, to German parents. Her mother was born in Belfast, Northern Ireland.

Claire was married to Hollywood film producer and real estate developer Milton H. Bren, until his death. She had a son with her former husband, Navy lieutenant Cylos William Dunsmore.

Claire’s paternal grandfather was Benjamin Wemlinger (the son of Landelin Wemlinger and Helena Schmider). Benjamin was born in Rust, Freiburg, Baden-Württemberg, Germany.

Claire’s paternal grandmother was named Klara/Clara Sauter. Klara was born in Oberderdingen, Karlsruhe, Baden-Württemberg, Germany.

Claire’s maternal grandfather was named Robert Morrison. Robert was born in Belfast.

Claire’s maternal grandmother was named Mary Chambers. Mary was born in Belfast.

Sources: Genealogy of Claire Trevor –

Claire’s father on the 1900 U.S. Census –

Claire’s mother on the 1900 U.S. Census –

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