Claire Windsor

Claire Windsor


Silent-era star Claire Windsor was born Clara Viola Cronk in Cawker City, Kansas, the daughter of Ella and G.E. Cronk. She was educated at Broadway High School in Seattle, Washington, and Washburn Preperatory Academy in Topeka, Kansas. She studied voice and piano at Cohn's Conservatory of Music in Seattle. Claire began her film career as an extra on the Famous Players-Lasky lot, and was signed to stock by director Allan Dwan to work at First National Pictures. She was then signed by writer/director Lois Weber to the lead role in What Do Men Want? (1921), at which time she changed her name to Claire Windsor (on the advice of writer Frances Marion). She toured with Al Jolson in his stage show in 1933.
  • When was
    Claire Windsor born?

    Claire Windsor was born on Thursday, April 14, 1892

  • Where was
    Claire Windsor born?

    Claire Windsor was born in Cawker City, Kansas, USA

  • How old was
    Claire Windsor when they died?

    Claire Windsor was 81

  • When did Claire Windsor die?

    Claire Windsor died on
    Monday, October 23, 1972

  • How tall is Claire Windsor?

    Claire Windsor is 5'6"(1.68m)

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