Claudine West

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Claudine West
Born 16 January 1890
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
United Kingdom
Died 11 April 1943
Beverly Hills, California
United States
Other names Ivy Claudine Godber
Occupation Screenwriter
Years active 1929–1943 (film)

Claudine West (1890–1943) was a British novelist and screenwriter.[1] She moved to Hollywood in 1929, and was employed by MGM on many films, including some of their biggest productions of the late 1930s and early 1940s. Many of the films she worked on were British-themed such as Goodbye, Mr. Chips and The White Cliffs of Dover.

In 1942, West won an Oscar as one of the screenwriters of the highly-regarded World War II drama Mrs. Miniver.

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  1. ^ Calder p.255


  • Calder, Robert L. Beware the British Serpent: The Role of Writers in British Propaganda in the United States, 1939-1945. McGill-Queen's Press, 2004.

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