February 1, 1901
November 16, 1960
6 ft 1 in | 185 cm
86 kg | 190 lbs
11 US | 44 EU
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.
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).