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Brooklyn, New York.USA
Place of Death
West Los Angeles, California USA
Cause of Death
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Profile Bio Text
Later to become the personification of the flaming Roaring Twenties, Clara Bow was born and brought up in near poverty in Brooklyn, New York. She won a photo beauty contest which started a movie career of some 56 feature films. Best known as the uninhibited flapper, she reached the top as the "It Girl" in 1927. With the advent of sound and the Depression`s disfavorable attitude towards Jazz-age extravagances, her popularity faded. Also. adding to her problems, were gambling debts, unpaid taxes and several sensational public court battles involving alienation of affections and embezzlement (by her secretary.) She then married cowboy star Rex Bell at age 26 and retired from the screen at age 28. Plagued by personal crises, a weight problem and mental instability, she never made another film. She died in 1965.
Full Name at Birth
Clara Gordon Bow
Claim to Fame
WAMPAS Baby Star of 1924, It (1927)
John Gilbert, Edith Head, Elinor Glyn, Daisy De Voe, Lina Basquette
Clara Bow: Runnin' Wild  (David Stenn), The It Girl : The Incredible Story of Clara Bow  (Joe Morella), Complicated Women: Sex and Power in Pre-Code Hollywood  (Mick LaSalle)
Clara Bow: Discovering the It Girl , "Biography: Clara Bow: Hollywood's Silent Sexpot" 
Return To Babylon 
Clara Gordon Bow (; July 29, 1905 – September 27, 1965) was an American actress who rose to stardom in silent film during the 1920s and successfully made the transition to "talkies" after 1927. Her appearance as a plucky shopgirl in the film It brought her global fame and the nickname "The It Girl". Bow came to personify the Roaring Twenties and is described as its leading sex symbol.
Couple Profile Source
Bay Ridge High School for girls
www.maxwelldemille.com/ClaraBow/clarastory.html, www.nndb.com/people/515/000065320/, www.clarabow.net/
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