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Overview (3)

Born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
Died in Los Angeles, California, USA  (cirrhosis of the liver)
Birth NameClaire Wilhelmina James

Mini Bio (1)

Claire James was born on April 23, 1920 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA as Claire Wilhelmina James. She was an actress, known for Voodoo Man (1944), Hop Harrigan America's Ace of the Airways (1946) and Navy Blues (1941). She was married to Dr. Peter Louis Hoffman, William Girard, Raymond Dorsey and Busby Berkeley. She died on January 18, 1986 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

Spouse (4)

Dr. Peter Louis Hoffman (30 November 1950 - 18 June 1952) ( divorced) ( 1 child)
William Girard (18 February 1947 - 27 April 1949) ( divorced)
Raymond Dorsey (20 June 1943 - 23 November 1945) ( divorced)
Busby Berkeley (29 March 1942 - 8 June 1943) ( annulled)

Trivia (6)

Older sister of actress Lois James.
Ex-daughter-in-law of Gertrude Berkeley.
Was of Swedish descent.
Her father was fire chief at 20th Century-Fox in the 1930s.
Was signed to a contract by MGM in 1938.
Was "Miss California" in 1938 and finished First Runner-Up in the 1938 Miss America pageant.

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