Clark Gable's mother died when he was seven months old. At 16 he quit high school, went to work in an Akron (Ohio) tire factory and decided to become an actor after seeing the play "The Bird of Paradise". He toured in stock companies, worked oil fields and sold ties. In 1924 he reached Hollywood with the help of Portland...See full bio »
(performer: "Polly Wolly Doodle" - uncredited)
(performer: "By the Light of the Silvery Moon" - uncredited, "Puttin' on the Ritz" - uncredited, "Boola Boola" - uncredited, "Abide with Me" - uncredited, "The Fountain in the Park" - uncredited)
(performer: "The Prisoner's Song If I Had the Wings of an Angel" 1924 - uncredited, "Chicago That Toddlin' Town" 1922 - uncredited)
(performer: "The Horse with the Dreamy Eyes" 1937 - uncredited / "The Horse with the Dreamy Eyes" 1937 - uncredited)
1936Love on the Run
(performer: "She'll be Comin' 'Round the Mountain" - uncredited, "String Quintet In E, Op. 13 No. 5: Minuet" - uncredited)
1936Wife vs. Secretary
(performer: "Thank You for a Lovely Evening" 1934 - uncredited, "She Was Poor But She Was Honest" 1930 - uncredited, "Pack Up Your Troubles in Your Old Kit Bag and Smile, Smile, Smile!" 1915 - uncredited)
Machinal (1928). Written by Sophie Treadwell. Directed and produced by Arthur Hopkins. Plymouth Theatre: 7 Sep 1928- Nov 1928 (closing date unknown/91 performances). Cast: Jean Adair (as "A Mother"), Nancy Allen, Grace Atwell, Leopold Badia, Monroe Childs, John Connery, Hal K. Dawson (as "A...
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3 Biographical Movies
17 Print Biographies
6 Magazine Cover Photos
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[Miami News 1939 on public reaction to
Gone with the Wind] Damn it. I never conceived of this. When I rode through Atlanta's streets today it wasn't like an opening at Grauman's Chinese at Hollywood. It wasn't like anything I ever experienced in my life. It was almost too big for me to take. For the first time I actually realized I wasn't Clark Gable to Atlanta...
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Prior to making
The Misfits, he crash-dieted from a bloated 230 lbs. to 195 lbs. Twice in the previous decade he had suffered seizures that might have been heart attacks; once, ten years earlier, while driving along a freeway he had chest pains so severe that he had to pull off the road and lie down on the ground until he felt well enough to continue on.
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