(born Feb. 1, 1901, Cadiz, Ohio, U.S.—died Nov. 16, 1960, Hollywood, Calif.) U.S. film actor. He debuted on Broadway in 1928 and went to Hollywood in 1930. After an initial rejection MGM signed him, and within a year he was playing romantic leads. He triumphed in It Happened One Night (1934, Academy Award). His sardonic virility and lighthearted charm appealed to men as well as women, and he became known as “the King.” Among his 70-odd films are Mutiny on the Bounty (1935), San Francisco (1936), Saratoga (1937), and, most memorably, Gone with the Wind (1939). After the death of his third wife, Carole Lombard, he became disenchanted with the film industry and joined the Army Air Corps, receiving the Distinguished Flying Cross and Air Medal for his wartime bombing missions. He later returned to Hollywood, starring in films such as The Hucksters (1947), Mogambo (1953), and The Misfits (1961).
Birth Place: Cadiz, Ohio, United States
Death Place: Los Angeles, California, United States
Name: Gable, Clark or Clark Gable
Activity: American actor
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1901-60 US film actor. His virile magnetism made him 'king' of 1930s Hollywood. Gable won his only Academy Award for best actor in It Happened...
He established his popularity as a leading man during the early 1930s, when he played many tough masculine roles. His films...