Fort Wayne, Indiana
Claim to Fame
My Man Godfrey , To Be Or Not To Be
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Full Name at Birth
Jane Alice Peters
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Carole Lombard (October 6, 1908 – January 16, 1942), born Jane Alice Peters, was an American film actress. She was particularly noted for her energetic, often off-beat roles in the screwball comedies of the 1930s. She was the highest-paid star in Hollywood in the late 1930s.
Place of Death
Potosi Mountain, Nevada
Cause of Death
Sense of humor
Frederick C. Peters
Lucille Ball, Jean Harlow, William Powell ( Her ex-husband ), Marlene Dietrich, Claudette Colbert, Vivien Leigh
David O. Selznick, David Niven
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Carole Lombard was born Jane Alice Peters in Fort Wayne, Indiana, on October 6, 1908. Her parents divorced in 1916 and her mother took the family on a trip out West. While there they decided to settle down in the Los Angeles area. After being spotted playing baseball in the street with the neighborhood boys by a film director, Carole was signed to a one-picture contract in 1921 when she was 12. The film in question was A Perfect Crime (1921). Although she tried for other acting jobs, she would not be seen onscreen again for four years. She returned to a normal life, going to school and participating in athletics, excelling in track and field. By age 15 she had had enough of school, though, and quit. She joined a theater troupe and played in several stage shows, which were for the most part nothing to write home about. In 1925 she passed a screen test and was signed to a contract with Fox Films. Her first role as a Fox player was Hearts and Spurs (1925), in which she had the lead. Right after that film she appeared in a western called Durand of the Bad Lands (1925). She rounded out 1925 in the comedy Marriage in Transit (1925) (she also appeared in a number of two-reel shorts). In 1926 Carole was seriously injured in an automobile accident that resulted in the left side of her face being scarred. Once she had recovered, Fox canceled her contract.
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Fairfax High School, Los Angeles, CA (1927)
Print ad for Lucky Strike cigarettes (1937)
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passed away on 16th Jan 1942 aged 33. |||
Carole Lombard passed away on 16th Jan 1942 aged 33.
Carole Lombard was previously married to William Powell (1930 - 1933).
She was also in relationships with John Barrymore (1934), Russ Columbo (1933 - 1934), Robert Riskin (1933), Gary Cooper (1931), David Niven (1930), David O. Selznick (1930), George Raft (1930), James Stewart (1929), Joseph P. Kennedy, Anthony Quinn, Preston Sturges, John Gilbert, Cesar Romero, Joseph Kennedy Jr. , Fredric March, Addison Randall, Gene Raymond and Harry Cooper.
Carole Lombard is rumoured to have hooked up with Howard Hughes (1933).
Carole Lombard is a 33 year old American Comedian. Born Jane Alice Peters on 6th October, 1908 in Fort Wayne, Indiana and educated at Fairfax High School, Los Angeles, CA (1927), she is famous for My Man Godfrey , To Be Or Not To Be in a career that spans 1921–1942. Her zodiac sign is Libra.
Carole Lombard was in 11 on-screen matchups, notably with Chester Morris in The Gay Bride (1934), Clark Gable in No Man of Her Own (1932), Fred MacMurray in True Confession (1937), Fredric March in Nothing Sacred (1937) and Gary Cooper in I Take This Woman (1931).
Carole Lombard is a member of the following lists:
Actors from Fort Wayne, Indiana,
Actresses from Indiana and
20th-century American actresses.
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