Person:Clark Gable (1)

William Clark Gable
d.16 Nov 1960
m. ABT 1900
  1. William Clark Gable1901 - 1960
m. 13 DEC 1924
m. 19 JUN 1931
  1. Judith Young1935 - 2011
m. 29 Mar 1939
m. 11 JUL 1955
Facts and Events
Name William Clark Gable
Alt Name Clark Gable
Gender Male
Birth[1][3] 1 Feb 1901 Cadiz, Harrison, Ohio, United States
Census[4] 1910 Green, Harrison, Ohio, United Stateswith father and stepmother
Reference Number? Q71243?
Marriage 13 DEC 1924 Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Californiato Josephine Dillon
Divorce 01 APR 1930 from Josephine Dillon
Marriage 19 JUN 1931 Santa Ana, Orange County, Californiato Maria Franklin [Ria Langham]
Other 1935 Brief affair
with Gretchen Michaela (Loretta) Young
Divorce 04 MAR 1939 from Maria Franklin [Ria Langham]
Marriage 29 Mar 1939 Kingman, Mohave, Arizona, United Statesto Carole Lombard
Marriage 11 JUL 1955 Minden, Douglas County, Nevadato Kathleen Gretchen "Kay" Williams
Death[1] 16 Nov 1960
Other 16 NOV 1960 Death of Clark GableDeath of one spouse
with Kathleen Gretchen "Kay" Williams
Burial[1] Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Glendale, Los Angles, California, United States

Biography

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William Clark Gable (February 1, 1901 – November 16, 1960) was an American film actor and military officer, at his height during the 1930s and 1940s and often referred to as "The King of Hollywood". He began his career as an extra in Hollywood silent films between 1924 and 1926, and progressed to supporting roles with a few films for Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer in 1930. He landed his first leading role in 1931 and was a leading man in more than 60 motion pictures over the following three decades.

Gable was best known for Gone With The Wind (1939), as Rhett Butler opposite co-star Vivien Leigh as Scarlett O'Hara. He won the Academy Award for Best Actor for Frank Capra's It Happened One Night (1934),[1] and was nominated for his role in Mutiny on the Bounty (1935). He also found success commercially and critically with Red Dust (1932), Manhattan Melodrama (1934), San Francisco (1936), Saratoga (1937), Test Pilot (1938), Boom Town (1940), The Hucksters (1947), Homecoming (1948), and The Misfits (1961), which was his final screen appearance.

Gable appeared opposite some of the most popular actresses of the time. Joan Crawford was his favorite actress to work with,[2] and he partnered with her in eight films. Myrna Loy worked with him seven times, and he was paired with Jean Harlow in six productions. He also starred with Lana Turner in four features, and with Norma Shearer and Ava Gardner in three each. The Misfits united him with Marilyn Monroe in her last completed screen appearance.

Gable is considered one of the most consistent box-office performers in history, appearing on Quigley Publishing's annual Top Ten Money Making Stars Poll 16 times. He was named the seventh-greatest male star of classic American cinema by the American Film Institute.[1]

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References
  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Clark Gable, in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia.
  2.   Clark Gable, in Find A Grave.
  3. Clark Gable, in Ohio History Central.
  4. Harrison, Ohio, United States. 1910 U.S. Census Population Schedule, ED 80, sheet 1A.