Jean Harlow young
March 3, 1911
5 ft 1 in | 155 cm
36-25-36 in | 91-64-91 cm
49 kg | 109 pounds
7 US | 37 EU
Jean Harlow was born in Kansas City, Missouri, United States, on March 3, 1911, was an American actress. Young Jean Harlow made her big screen debut in drama film Honor Bound (1928) in uncredited role as extra.
She first signed five-year contract with Howard Hughes on October 24, 1929. She signed an exclusive contract with Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer in 1932.
Her breakthrough performance came as Roy Rutledge in aviation war movie Hell's Angels (1930) directed by Howard Hughes.
The Public Enemy (1931) pre-Code gangster drama with James Cagney
Libeled Lady (1936) screwball comedy opposite Spencer Tracy and William Powell
Dinner at Eight (1933) pre-Code comedy drama with Wallace Beery
Red Dust (1932) pre-Code romantic drama with Clark Gable
Platinum Blonde (1931) pre-Code romantic comedy opposite Loretta Young
Wife vs. Secretary (1936) comedy drama opposite Clark Gable
Bombshell (1933) pre-Code romantic comedy drama in role as Lola Burns
Red-Headed Woman (1932) pre-Code romantic comedy in role as Lillian "Lil"
China Seas (1935) adventure opposite Clark Gable
Bacon Grabbers (1929) silent comedy short with Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy
Double Whoopee (1929) silent short comedy with Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy
Hold Your Man (1933) pre-Code romantic drama opposite Clark Gable
Saratoga (1937) romantic comedy opposite Clark Gable
Reckless (1935) musical with William Powell
Suzy (1936) drama opposite Franchot Tone and Cary Grant
Attended Miss Barstow's Finishing School for Girls in Kansas City and Hollywood School for Girls.
Attended Ferry Hall School (now Lake Forest Academy) in Lake Forest, Illinois.
She was one of the hugely popular actress in the world by the late 1930s, became known as Hollywood's Platinum Blonde.
She was the idol of Marilyn Monroe.
She made six films with Clark Gable.
She was posthumously awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6910 Hollywood Blvd. in 1960.
She was first actress on cover of Life magazine (1937).
She wrote a novel "Today is Tonight".
Was a devoted Democrat.
Owned a massive 152 carat star sapphire round cabochon ring.
Harlow died on February 8, 2007, in a Hollywood, Florida, at the age of 26.
She was in relationships with New Jersey mobster Abner Zwillman.
She was married to Harold Rosson (1933–1936), Paul Bern (1932) and Charles McGrew (1927–1929).
She dated Howard Hawks (1930), Clark Gable (1932), Donald Friede (1937), Robert Taylor (1936-1938), James Stewart (1935-1936), William Powell (1934-1937), Max Baer (1933), Johnny Weissmuller (1933) and Charles Boyer (1932).
I was not a born actress. No one knows it better than I. If I had any latent talent, I have had to work hard, listen carefully, do things over and over and then over again in order to bring it out.
(on film Hell's Angels) When I was making a personal appearance, I'd always sneak in the back of the house to watch the zeppelin airplane attack. I never failed to get a tremendous thrill out of it. I probably saw that scene hundreds of times.
My God, must I always wear a low-cut dress to be important?
I wasn't born an actress, you know. Events made me one.
Don't give me books for Christmas; I already have a book.
I like any dog that makes me look good when it stands next to me.