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Claudia Dell



A showgirl in the 1927 Ziegfeld Follies and the understudy for its star, Irene Delroy, blonde, blue-eyed leading lady Claudia Dell had been educated in San Antonio, TX, and Mexico City. Imported to Hollywood in the heady early days of sound, the porcelain pretty Dell made a potentially important screen debut in the title role of Sweet Kitty Bellairs (1930). But the Regency romance, really an operetta but without the music, tanked at the box office despite the added attraction of two-strip Technicolor, and a co-starring role opposite Al Jolson in Big Boy did as little for her as Sonny Boy (1929) had for the equally blonde Josephine Dunn. Warner Bros. subsequently dropped her option and she was relegated to Poverty Row. Rebounding at Universal, Dell did Destry Rides Again (1932) with Tom Mix, the first of four B-Westerns, and she was the nominal heroine in a very cheap action serial, The Lost City (1935). Dell was playing bit roles by the end of the decade and the 1940s saw her cast in low-grade Monogram antics such as Black Magic (1944), a Charlie Chan series entry, and Call of the Jungle (1944), a humid potboiler starring stripper Ann Corio. Divorced from theatrical agent Edwin Stilton, Claudia Dell later worked as a beauty shop receptionist and appeared in early television dramas.

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Call of the Jungle
  • Gracie
1944
No Score Yet Meeting at Midnight
  • Actor
1944
No Score Yet Spotlight Scandals
  • Betty
1943
No Score Yet Speed Limited
  • Marjorie
1940
No Score Yet Algiers
  • Marie
1938
No Score Yet A Bride for Henry
  • Helen Van Orden
1937
No Score Yet We're in the Legion Now
  • Yvonne Cartier
1937
No Score Yet Boots of Destiny
  • Alice Wilson
1937
No Score Yet Ghost Patrol
  • Natalie Brent
1936
No Score Yet Yellow Cargo
  • Fay Temple
1936
No Score Yet The Midnight Phantom
  • Diana Sullivan
1935
No Score Yet Lady in Scarlet
  • Alice Sayre
1935
88% Cleopatra
  • Octavia
1934
No Score Yet Woman Condemned
  • Barbara Hammond
1933
No Score Yet Hearts of Humanity
  • Actor
1933
No Score Yet Midnight Warning
  • Enid Van Buren
1932
No Score Yet Destry Rides Again
  • Sally Dangerfield
1932
No Score Yet Bachelor Apartment
  • Lita Andrews
1931
No Score Yet Sit Tight
  • Sally Dunlap
1931
No Score Yet Big Boy
  • Annabel Bedford
1930
No Score Yet Sweet Kitty Bellairs
  • Kitty Bellairs
1930

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