Nevins is a daughter of merchant Joseph Weintraub and tailor Anna Lander. Nevins is a 1959 graduate of New York University.
Nevins began acting on the theatrical stage off-Broadway in 1959 in the play Major Barbara in Washington, D.C.. She made her Broadway debut with George C. Scott in The Wall, the play based on John Hersey’s novel about the Jewish uprising in the Warsaw ghetto. Also on Broadway, she appeared in Neil Simon’s Plaza Suite again with Scott and Maureen Stapleton. At Lincoln Center, she played the title part of Julie Danton in Danton’s Death, and also co-starred with Brock Peters in the national Broadway tour of The Great White Hope, which brought her to Los Angeles.
Claudette is a member of the Matrix Theatre Company, where she appeared in Dangerous Corner, Mad Forest, Habeas Corpus, and The Water Children. Claudette has played in numerous supporting roles in the theater over the course of her theatrical career.
Nevins launched her television acting career in 1961 with the television horror movie The Mask. Claudette has appeared in many roles in television films and guest starring roles in television series such as Police Story (1973-1974), Switch (1976-1978), the box-office hit suspense 1991 film Sleeping with the Enemy, where she appeared opposite the film’s star Julia Roberts, the FOX-TV series Beverly Hills 90210, the WB’s 7th Heaven, FOX’s Melrose Place, The Agency and CBS-TV series JAG.
Formerly married to Elliot Nevins, Claudette is presently married to her longtime second husband, real estate broker Benjamin L. Pick, with whom she has two grown children. In between acting jobs, Claudette spends her time working in real estate with husband together in Hollywood, California.
- April, 10, 1937
- Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania
- February, 20, 2020
- Los Angeles, California
Cause of Death
- cause of death was unclear