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Los Angeles, California, USA
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Gone With the Wind
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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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William Clark Gable
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William Wellman, Spencer Tracy, Ward Bond, Andy Devine, Victor Fleming, Keenan Wynn, Joan Crawford, Howard Hawks, William Faulkner, Ava Gardner, Shug Keeler, David Niven, William Powell, James Cagney, Pat O'Brien, Lucille Ball, Cedric Gibbons, Dolores Del Rio, Hattie McDaniel, Eugene Pallette, Harry Fleishman, Andrew McIntyre, Robert Wagner, Jane Russell, Art Rooney, William Holden
Chicken And Dumplings, Bratwurst And Sauerkraut, Baked Beans, Steak, Raw Onion, Peppermints, Chocolate Cake
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Clark Gable: A Biography  (warren g. harris), Clark Gable;: A personal portrait  (Kathleen Williams Gable), Clark Gable - The King of Hollywood 
William Henry Gable
Judy Lewis (daughter), John Clark Gable (son)
Jean Harlow, Ronald Colman, Benita Hume, Franchot Tone, Ross Alexander
Clark Gable (February 1, 1901 – November 16, 1960) was an American film actor, often referred to as "The King of Hollywood" or just simply as "The King". Gable began his career as a stage actor and appeared as an extra in silent films between 1924 and 1926, and progressed to supporting roles with a few films for MGM in 1931. The next year he landed his first leading Hollywood role and became a leading man in more than 60 motion pictures over the next three decades.
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Clark Gable died on 16th November, 1960. His last relationship was with Martha Hyer.
During his life he was married to Kay Williams from 1955 to 1960, Sylvia Ashley from 1949 to 1952, Carole Lombard from 1939 to 1942, Maria Langham from 1931 to 1939 and Josephine Dillon from 1924 to 1930.
He also dated Martha Hyer in 1958, Mamie Van Doren in 1957, Audrey Totter in 1949, Paulette Goddard in 1949, Marilyn Maxwell in 1949, Slim Hawks in 1948, Anita Colby from 1945 to 1947, Dolly O'Brien in 1944, Virginia Grey from 1942 to 1949, Hedy Lamarr in 1940, Olivia de Havilland in 1939, Shelley Winters in 1938, Virginia Bruce in 1937, Merle Oberon from 1936 to 1938, Marion Davies in 1936, Movita in 1935, Loretta Young from 1934 to 1935, Katherine DeMille from 1934 to 1935, Claudette Colbert in 1934, Elizabeth Allan in 1934, Madge Evans in 1931, Joan Crawford from 1930 to 1936, Norma Shearer in 1930, Corinne Griffith in 1925, Myrna Loy in 1922, Franz Dorfler from 1920 to 1921, Pauline Frederick from 1919 to 1920, Louella Parsons from 1916 to 1918, Adela Rogers St. Johns in 1915, Lupe Velez, Veronica Lake, Ann Sothern, Edie Adams, Eleanor Powell, Jean Harlow, Joan Blondell, Mary Astor, Pier Angeli, Jeanne Carmen, Doris Lilly, Francesca De Scaffa, Joan Harrison, Elaine White, Dorothy Granger, Barbara Weeks and Denise Parker.
Clark Gable was rumored to have hooked up with Grace Kelly in 1953, Nancy Reagan in 1940 and Anita Page in 1931.
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