Clark Gable

Wikkiam Clark GableWilliam Clark Gable (February 1, 1901 – November 16, 1960) was an American film actor, nicknamed “The King of Hollywood” in his heyday. In 1999, the American Film Institute named Gable seventh among the greatest male stars of all time.
Gable’s most famous role was Rhett Butler in the 1939 Civil War epic film Gone with the Wind, in which he starred with Vivien Leigh. His performance earned him his third nomination for the Academy Award for Best Actor; he won for It Happened One Night (1934) and was also nominated for Mutiny on the Bounty (1935). Later memorable performances were in Run Silent, Run Deep, a classic submarine war film, and his final film, The Misfits (1961), which paired Gable with Marilyn Monroe in her last screen appearance.
In his long film career, Gable appeared opposite some of the best and most Clark Gablepopular actresses of the time. Joan Crawford, who was his favorite actress to work with, was partnered with Gable in eight films, Myrna Loy was with him seven times, and he was paired with Jean Harlow in six productions. He also starred with Lana Turner in four features, and with Norma Shearer in three. Gable was often named the top male star in the mid-30s, and was second only to the top box-office draw of all, Shirley Temple.
Gable’s marriage in 1939 to his third wife, successful actress Carole Lombard, was the happiest period of his personal life. As an independent actress, her annual income exceeded his studio salary until Gone with the Wind brought them to rough parity. From their pairing, she gained personal stability and he thrived being around her youthful, charming, and blunt personality. She went hunting and fishing with him and with his cronies and he became more sociable. Most times, she tolerated his philandering. He famously stated, “You can trust that little screwball with your life or your hopes or your weaknesses, and she wouldn’t even know how to think about letting you down.” They purchased a ranch at Encino and once Gable had become accustomed to her often blunt way of expressing herself, they found they had much in common, despite Gable being a conservative Republican and Lombard a liberal Democrat. Their efforts to have a child were unsuccessful though Lombard had conceived once in 1940 but lost the child.
On January 16, 1942, Lombard, who had just finished her 57th film, To Be or Not to Be, was on a tour to sell war bonds when the twin-engine DC-3 she was traveling in crashed into a mountain near Las Vegas, killing all aboard Clark Gable youngincluding Lombard’s mother and MGM staff publicist Otto Winkler (best man at Gable’s wedding to Lombard). Gable flew to the site and saw the forest fire ignited by the burning plane. Lombard was declared the first war-related female casualty the U.S. suffered in World War II and Gable received a personal condolence note from Franklin D. Roosevelt. The CAB investigation cited ‘pilot error.’
Gable returned to their empty house and a month later to the studio to work with Lana Turner on Somewhere I’ll Find You. Gable was devastated by the tragedy for many months and drank heavily but managed to perform professionally on the set. Gable was seen to break down for the first time in public when Lombard’s funeral request note was given to him. For a while, Joan Crawford returned to his side to offer support and friendship.
Gable resided the rest of his life at the couple’s Encino home, made twenty-seven more movies, and married twice more. “But he was never the same,” said Esther Williams. “His heart sank a bit.”
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