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"I think that few professions have so much to do with chance and so little to do with the calculation of will."
- Claire Bloom


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    Claire Bloom was born Patricia Claire Blume on the 15 February 1931 in London, UK.

    While taking drama lessons at Badminton, Guildhall School, and the Central School of Speech and Drama, Claire Bloom began appearing on BBC radio, and made her stage debut at 15 with the Oxford Repertory.

    She made her London bow in 1947, and the following year was effusively praised for her performance as Ophelia in a Stratford-upon-Avon production of Hamlet. Also in 1948, she appeared in her first film, The Blind Goddess (1948).

    While gainfully employed at the Old Vic in 1952, Bloom was selected by Charlie Chaplin to portray the suicidal ballerina Terry in Chaplin's Limelight. Though the film was inadequately distributed due to Chaplin's "questionable" political beliefs, Limelight made Bloom an overnight star -- after only nine years in the business.

    Her next major film assignment was Lady Anne in Olivier's Richard III (1955), which led to a steady stream of costume roles in films like Alexander the Great (1956), The Brothers Karamazov (1959), The Buccaneer (1959), and The Wonderful World of the Brothers Grimm (1962).

    Of her "contemporary" film roles, several are standouts: the sexually unstable housewife in The Chapman Report, the lesbian psychic in The Haunting (1963), the compassionate psychiatrist in Charly (1968), and Martin Landau's Jewish-suburbanite wife in Crimes and Misdemeanors (1989).

    Her TV work has included Edith Galt Wilson in Backstairs at the White House (1979) and Lady Marchman in Brideshead Revisited (1982).

    Whenever her schedule has allowed, Bloom has returned to her first love, the theater; her favorite stage role is Blanche DuBois in A Streetcar Named Desire.

    In 1982, Claire Bloom published her autobiography, Limelight and After: The Education of an Actress.

    She has been married three times:

      - Philip Roth (1990 - 1995) (divorced) - Hillard Elkins (1969 - 1972) (divorced)))))))))))
      - Rod Steigeerrrrrrrrrrr (1959 - 1969) (divorced)

    Her last marriage to Philip Roth ended messily with a public slanging match in the press.

    Cymbeline (1983)
    Hamlet (1980)
    Henry the Eighth (1979)
    King John (1984)


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