Clark Gable Biography

Place of Birth: Cadiz, Ohio
Height: 6' 1" (1.85 m)
Wiki Biography: Clark Gable's mother died when he was seven months old. At 16 he quit high school, went to work in an Akron (Ohio) tire factory and decided to become an actor after seeing the play "The Bird of Paradise". He toured in stock companies, worked oil fields and sold ties. In 1924 he reached Hollywood with the help of Portland, Oregon, theatre manager Josephine Dillon, who coached and later married him (she was 17 years his senior). After playing a few bit parts he returned to the stage, becoming lifelong friends with Lionel Barrymore. After several failed screen tests (for Barrymore and Darryl F. Zanuck), Gable was signed in 1930 by MGM's Irving Thalberg. Joan Crawford asked for him as co-star in Dance, Fools, Dance (1931) and the public loved him manhandling Norma Shearer in A Free Soul (1931) the same year. His unshaven lovemaking with bra-less Jean Harlow in Red Dust (1932) made him MGM's most important star. At one point he refused an assignment and the studio punished him by loaning him out to (at the time) low-rent Columbia Pictures, which put him in Frank Capra's It Happened One Night (1934), which won him an Oscar. He returned to far more substantial roles at MGM, such as Fletcher Christian in Mutiny on the Bounty (1935) and Rhett Butler in Gone with the Wind (1939). When his third wife Carole Lombard died in a plane crash returning from a War Bond drive, a grief-stricken Gable joined the US Army Air Force and was off the screen for three years, flying combat missions in Europe. When he returned the studio regarded his salary as excessive and did not renew his contract. He freelanced, but his films didn't do well at the box office. He announced during filming of The Misfits (1961) that, for the first time, he was to become a father. Two months later he died of a heart attack. He was laid to rest beside Carole Lombard at Forest Lawn Cemetery.

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Filmography

TV Title Appeared As Year Genre
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Movies Title Appeared As Year Genre
The Painted Desert 1931
Dance, Fools, Dance 1931 Crime, Drama
The Easiest Way 1931 Drama, Romance
The Secret Six Carl Luckner 1931 Crime, Drama, Romance
Laughing Sinners 1931 Drama, Romance
A Free Soul 1931 Crime, Drama, Romance
Night Nurse 1931 Crime, Drama, Mystery
Sporting Blood 1931 Drama, Romance, Sport
Hell Divers 1932 Adventure, Drama, Romance
Polly of the Circus 1932 Comedy, Drama
Red Dust Dennis Carson 1932
No Man of Her Own 1932 Drama, Romance
Strange Interlude Dr. Ned Darrell 1932 Drama
Hold Your Man 1933 Drama, Romance
Dancing Lady 1933 Musical, Comedy, Romance
It Happened One Night Peter Warne 1934 0
Men in White 1934 Drama, Romance
Manhattan Melodrama 1934 Crime, Drama, Romance
Forsaking All Others 1934 Comedy, Drama, Romance
Mutiny on the Bounty Christian 1935 0, 0
After Office Hours James 'Jim' Branch 1935 Crime, Drama
China Seas 1935 Action, Drama, Adventure
San Francisco Blackie Norton 1936
Wife vs. Secretary 1936 Comedy, Drama, Romance
Cain and Mabel 1936 Comedy, Musical, Romance
Saratoga Duke Bradley 1937 0, Biography
Parnell Charles Stewart Parnell 1937 Drama, Romance
Too Hot to Handle Chris Hunter 1938 0, 0, Biography
Test Pilot 1938 Drama, Romance
Idiot's Delight Harry Van 1939
Strange Cargo André Verne 1940 Drama, Romance
Boom Town Big John McMasters 1940 Adventure, Drama, Romance
Comrade X 1940 Comedy, Drama
They Met in Bombay 1941 Drama, Adventure, Romance
Honky Tonk 1941 Comedy, Crime, Drama
Combat America 1943
The Hucksters 1947 Drama, Comedy, Romance
Command Decision 1948
Mogambo Victor Marswell 1953 Biography
The King and Four Queens 1956 Adventure, Comedy, Mystery
Band of Angels Hamish Bond 1957
Run Silent, Run Deep Cmdr. 'Rich' Richardson 1958 0
It Started in Naples 1960 0, Biography
The Misfits Gay Langland 1961 0, Biography, Fantasy
Teacher's Pet Jim Gannon 2000 Reality Tv
Love on the Run Michael Anthony 2016 0