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Jean Harlow

Jean Harlow
Photo: New York Sunday News. / Public domain / Wikimedia Commons

Birth Date

March 3, 1911


June 7, 1937


United States

Sun Sign


Natural hair color


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5 ft 1 in | 155 cm

Body Measurements

36-25-36 in | 91-64-91 cm


49 kg | 109 pounds

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Shoe size

7 US | 37 EU

Early acting career First movie Breakthrough

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.

Best Movies

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 relationship with New Jersey mobster Abner Zwillman.

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).


She was married to:

Harold Rosson (1933–1936)

Paul Bern (1932)

Charles McGrew (1927–1929)

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