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Clark Gable Biography

Clark Gable

"The King Of Hollywood"



Birth Name: William Clark Gable

Date Of Birth: February 2, 1901

Place Of Birth: Cadiz, Ohio

Born To: William Gable and Adeline Gable

Date Of Death: November 16, 1960

Place Of Death: Los Angeles, California

Clark Gable was born on February 2, 1901 to William Gable and Adeline Gable. When he was only seven months old, his mother died. His father raised him from then on until he re-married.

When he was 16, he dropped out of school and went to work at Akron Tire Factory. Later that year, he was inspired to be an actor when he saw the play called "The Bird Paradise".

In March of 1939 while he was filming Gone With the Wind, he was granted a divorce to his former wife, Rhea Gable, who would not divorce him until she got the amount of money that she wanted. After tha divorce, he was free to marry the woman of his dreams: Carole Lombard.

On March 28, due to all the changes on the set [GWTW] he was granted a two day vacation. He and Carole were overjoyed by this and quickly went to get packed. When he returned, Carole Lombard was now Carole Lombard Gable!

But Clark Gable was crushed when he found that Carole Lomard Gable was dead. She had been killed in a plane crash while out selling war bonds. He then joined the army and returned to movies years after, although they were not very big hits at the box office.

He died on November 16, 1960. Two weeks after filming The Misfits with Marilyn Monroe. Five moths after his death, his son, and only child was born. His name, John Clark Gable.