Corinne Calvet

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Corinne Calvet
Corinne Calvet in When Willie Comes Marching Home trailer.jpg
from the trailer for the film
When Willie Comes Marching Home (1950)
Born Corinne Dibos
(1925-04-30)April 30, 1925
Paris, France
Died June 23, 2001(2001-06-23) (aged 76)
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Years active 1945–82
Spouse(s) John Bromfield (m. 1948–54)(divorced)
Jeffrey Stone (m. 1955–62)(divorced) 1 child
Robert J. Wirt (m. 1968–71)(filed for divorce)
Children Robin Stone (b. 1956)[1]

Corinne Calvet (April 30, 1925 – June 23, 2001), born Corinne Dibos, was a French actress who appeared mostly in American films.

Early life[edit]

Calvet was born in Paris. She studied criminal law at the Sorbonne.

Acting career[edit]

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 Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis (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.

She continued to act in Italian and French productions as well as making appearances on American television series, 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.

Personal life[edit]

Calvet was married three times. Her first marriage was to actor John Bromfield (1948–17 March 1954), who had co-starred with her in Rope of Sand and who, she claimed had been ordered to marry her by his studio. She then married Jeffrey Stone (1955–1962) and Robert J. Wirt (1968 – October 1971). All three marriages ended in divorce.

Death[edit]

Calvet died in Los Angeles of a cerebral hemorrhage.

Selected filmography[edit]

Bibliography[edit]

  • Calvet, Corinne (1983). Has Corinne Been A Good Girl? : The Intimate Memoirs of a French Actress in Hollywood. New York: St. Martin's Press. ISBN 0-312-36405-9. 

Tributes[edit]

In her collection "Ariege", fashion designer Marcela Calvet named one of her most sought-after handbags "Corinne", in her honor.

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