Clark Gable Biography

Clark Gable was an American film actor, often regarded as The King of Hollywood or just simply as The King. Gable began his career as a stage actor and appeared as an extra in silent films between 1924 and 1926, and progressed to supporting roles with a few films for MGM in 1931. The next year he landed his first leading Hollywood role and became a leading man in more than 60 motion pictures over the next three decades.

Gable was arguably best known for his role as Rhett Butler in the epic Gone with the Wind, for which he received his third nomination for the Academy Award for Best Actor. He was also nominated for leading roles in Mutiny on the Bounty, and he won for It Happened One Night. Gable found further success commercially and critically with films like Red Dust, Manhattan Melodrama, San Francisco, Saratoga Boom Town, The Hucksters Homecoming and The Misfits which was his final screen appearance.

Gable appeared opposite some of the most popular actresses of the time: Joan Crawford, who was his favorite actress to work with, was partnered with Gable in eight films; Myrna Loy worked with him seven times, and he was paired with Jean Harlow in six productions. Source: Wikipedia

Biography Snapshot
Name:
Clark Gable
Full Name:
William Clark Gable
Nationality:
United States of America
Profession:
Actor
Religion:
Catholicism
Date of Birth:
February 1, 1901
Astrological Sign:
Aquarius
Date of Death:
November 16, 1960
Age at Death:
59
Cause of Death:
Coronary thrombosis
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