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Clark Gable

Clark Gable
Photo: Studio publicity still / Public domain / Wikimedia Commons

Birth Date

February 1, 1901


November 16, 1960


United States

Sun Sign


Natural hair color


Eye color



6 ft 1 in | 185 cm


86 kg | 190 lbs

Shoe size

11 US | 44 EU

Early acting career First movie Breakthrough

Clark Gable was born in Cadiz, Harrison County, Ohio, United States, on February 1, 1901, was an American actor.

Young Clark Gable began his acting career as a stage actor and in silent films.

He landed his first big break in his Broadway debut in a play "Machinal" (1928) in role as A Man.

He made his big screen debut in silent drama film White Man (1924) in role as Lady Andrea's Brother.

He got his first starring role as Warren "Rid" Riddell in sports drama film Sporting Blood (1931).

Clark's breakthrough performance came as Dennis Carson in pre-Code romantic drama film Red Dust (1932) opposite Jean Harlow.

Best Movies

He was nominated for the Academy Awards for Best Actor for his performances in movies:

Mutiny on the Bounty (1935) drama in role as Fletcher Christian

Gone with the Wind (1939) epic historical romance in role as Rhett Butler

He was nominated for the Golden Globe Awards for Best Actor for his roles in films:

Teacher's Pet (1958) romantic comedy in role as James Gannon

But Not for Me (1959) comedy in role as Russell "Russ" Ward

He won the Academy Award for Best Actor for his role as Peter Warne in romantic comedy film It Happened One Night (1934).

The Misfits (1961) drama with Marilyn Monroe and Montgomery Clift

Run Silent Run Deep (1958) war drama with Burt Lancaster

San Francisco (1936) musical drama opposite Spencer Tracy

Night Nurse (1931) pre-Code crime drama mystery opposite Barbara Stanwyck

Possessed (1931) pre-Code drama opposite Joan Crawford

Manhattan Melodrama (1934) pre-Code crime opposite Mickey Rooney and Myrna Loy

Mogambo (1953) adventure romantic drama with Grace Kelly and Ava Gardner

Test Pilot (1938) drama romance with Spencer Tracy and Myrna Loy

Wife vs. Secretary (1936) comedy drama with Jean Harlow and James Stewart

The Tall Men (1955) western with Jane Russell


Had Pennsylvania Dutch, Belgian and German ancestry.

Gable made over 60 movies during his career.

Was nicknamed "The King of Hollywood".

He made eight films with actress Joan Crawford.

He made six films with actress Jean Harlow.

He spent two years as a bomber gunner in Europe during World War II.

His favorite drink was whiskey.

Received a Star on the Walk of Fame at 1608 Vine Street in 1960.

Clark died on November 16, 1960, Los Angeles, California, United States, at the age of 59.


He was married to:

Kay Williams (1955-1960) they had one son, John Clark Gable

Sylvia Ashley (1949-1952)

Carole Lombard (1939-1942)

Maria Franklin Gable (1931-1939)

Josephine Dillon (1924-1930)


He was in relationship with Loretta Young (1934-1935) they had one daughter, Judy Lewis.

He dated Audrey Totter (1949), Paulette Goddard (1949), Ann Sothern (1948), Slim Hawks (1948), Joan Blondell (1945), Anita Colby (1945-1947), Dolly O'Brien (1944), Claudette Colbert (1933), Virginia Grey (1942-1949), Hedy Lamarr (1940), Nancy Reagan (1940), Virginia Bruce (1937), Merle Oberon (1936-1938), Corinne Griffith (1924-1925), Katherine DeMille (1934-1935), Mary Astor (1932), Pauline Frederick (1919-1920), Jean Harlow (1932), Joan Crawford (1930-1936) and Franz Dorfler (1920-1921).

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