Claire Bloom



  • Birth Name: Patricia Claire Blume
  • Birth Place: London, England
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 02/15/1931, Aquarius
  • Profession: Actor
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Claire Bloom Fast Facts:
  • Debuted on the London stage in 1947, and gave an acclaimed performance as Ophelia in a Stratford-upon-Avon production of Hamlet in 1948.
  • Made her film debut in 1948's The Blind Goddess and achieved stardom as a result of her role in Charlie Chaplin's Limelight (1952).
  • Costarred with lover Richard Burton in Alexander the Great (1956), Look Back in Anger (1959) and The Spy Who Came In From the Cold (1965).
  • Appeared in two Woody Allen films: as Martin Landau's wife in Crimes and Misdemeanors (1989) and in the chorus of Mighty Aphrodite (1995).
  • Her 1996 memoir, Leaving a Doll's House, recounts the unraveling of her marriage to author Philip Roth, whom she threatened with a lawsuit when he planned to give her name to an unsympathetic character in his novel Deception.
  • Claire Bloom Relationships:
  • Edward Max Blume - Father
  • Yul Brynner - Ex-significant Other
  • Mary Grew Sheridan - Aunt
  • Anna Justine Steiger - Daughter
  • Richard Burton - Ex-significant Other
  • Laurence Olivier - Ex-significant Other
  • Elizabeth Blume - Mother
  • John Bloom - Brother
  • Philip Roth - Ex-husband
  • Rod Steiger - Ex-husband
  • Hillard Elkins - Ex-husband
  • Claire Bloom Awards:
  • 1999 Tony: Actress (Featured Role--Play) - Nominee
  • 1952 BAFTA Film Awards: Most Promising Newcomer to Film - Winner
  • 1982 Emmy: Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or Special - Nominee
  • College:
  • Attended Guildhall School of Music and Drama, London, England; attended Central School of Speech and Drama, London, England


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