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Clark Gable

Clark Gable young

Birth Date

February 1, 1901

Nationality

United States

Sun Sign

Aquarius

Natural hair color

Brown

Eye color

Grey

Height

6 ft 1 in | 185 cm

Clark Gable young photos

Weight

86 kg | 190 lbs

Shoe size

11 US | 44 EU

Early acting career First film Breakthrough

Clark Gable was born in Cadiz, Harrison County, Ohio, United States, on February 1, 1901, was an American actor.

Young Clark Gable began his acting career as a stage actor and in silent films.

He landed his first big break in his Broadway debut in a play "Machinal" (1928) in role as A Man.

He made his big screen debut in silent drama film White Man (1924) in role as Lady Andrea's Brother.

He got his first starring role as Warren "Rid" Riddell in sports drama film Sporting Blood (1931).

Clark's breakthrough performance came as Dennis Carson in pre-Code romantic drama film Red Dust (1932) opposite Jean Harlow.

Best Movies

He was nominated for the Academy Awards for Best Actor for his performances in movies:

Mutiny on the Bounty (1935) drama in role as Fletcher Christian

Gone with the Wind (1939) epic historical romance in role as Rhett Butler

He was nominated for the Golden Globe Awards for Best Actor for his roles in films:

Teacher's Pet (1958) romantic comedy in role as James Gannon

But Not for Me (1959) comedy in role as Russell "Russ" Ward

He won the Academy Award for Best Actor for his role as Peter Warne in romantic comedy film It Happened One Night (1934).

The Misfits (1961) drama with Marilyn Monroe and Montgomery Clift

Run Silent Run Deep (1958) war drama with Burt Lancaster

San Francisco (1936) musical drama opposite Spencer Tracy

Night Nurse (1931) pre-Code crime drama mystery opposite Barbara Stanwyck

Possessed (1931) pre-Code drama opposite Joan Crawford

Manhattan Melodrama (1934) pre-Code crime opposite Mickey Rooney and Myrna Loy

Mogambo (1953) adventure romantic drama with Grace Kelly and Ava Gardner

Test Pilot (1938) drama romance with Spencer Tracy and Myrna Loy

Wife vs. Secretary (1936) comedy drama with Jean Harlow and James Stewart

The Tall Men (1955) western with Jane Russell

Facts

Had Pennsylvania Dutch, Belgian and German ancestry.

Gable made over 60 movies during his career.

Was nicknamed "The King of Hollywood".

He made eight films with actress Joan Crawford.

He made six films with actress Jean Harlow.

He spent two years as a bomber gunner in Europe during World War II.

His favorite drink was whiskey.

Received a Star on the Walk of Fame at 1608 Vine Street in 1960.

Clark died on November 16, 1960, Los Angeles, California, United States, at the age of 59.

Spouse

He was married to:

Kay Williams (1955-1960) they had one son, John Clark Gable

Sylvia Ashley (1949-1952)

Carole Lombard (1939-1942)

Maria Franklin Gable (1931-1939)

Josephine Dillon (1924-1930)

Relationships

He was in relationship with Loretta Young (1934-1935) they had one daughter, Judy Lewis.

He dated Audrey Totter (1949), Paulette Goddard (1949), Ann Sothern (1948), Slim Hawks (1948), Joan Blondell (1945), Anita Colby (1945-1947), Dolly O'Brien (1944), Claudette Colbert (1933), Virginia Grey (1942-1949), Hedy Lamarr (1940), Nancy Reagan (1940), Virginia Bruce (1937), Merle Oberon (1936-1938), Corinne Griffith (1924-1925), Katherine DeMille (1934-1935), Mary Astor (1932), Pauline Frederick (1919-1920), Jean Harlow (1932), Joan Crawford (1930-1936) and Franz Dorfler (1920-1921).

Quotes

The only reason they come to see me is that I know that life is great - and they know I know it.

I'm no actor and I never have been. What people see on the screen is me.

Every picture I make, every experience of my private life, every lesson I learn are the keys to my future. And I have faith in it.

I bring to a role everything I am, was and hope to be.

Method actors are like hams.

AIf any child of mine becomes an actor I will turn in my grave.

Single men never have any problems. I suppose that the public builds some kind of idea from what they've seen of me on the screen.

When I came to town 25 years ago my six feet, two inches were considered pretty high up. But year by year they keep coming in - taller and taller. Today, it would appear than an actor under six feet is virtually a runt.

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