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Clark Gable (I) (1901–1960)


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, Oregon, theatre manager ... See full bio »

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Won 1 Oscar. Another 3 wins & 4 nominations. See more awards »

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Filmography

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 1959 But Not for Me
Russell 'Russ' Ward
 1957 Band of Angels
Hamish Bond
 1956 The King and Four Queens
Dan Kehoe
 1955 The Tall Men
Colonel Ben Allison
 1955 Soldier of Fortune
Hank Lee
 1954 Betrayed
Col. Pieter Deventer
 1952 Lone Star
Devereaux Burke
 1951 Callaway Went Thataway
Clark Gable (uncredited)
 1951 Across the Wide Missouri
Flint Mitchell
 1950 Key to the City
Steve Fisk
 1949 Any Number Can Play
Charley Enley Kyng
 1948 Homecoming
Col. Ulysses Delby 'Lee' Johnson (Dr. Johnson)
 1945 Adventure
Harry Patterson
 1942 Somewhere I'll Find You
Jonathon 'Jonny' Davis
 1941 Honky Tonk
'Candy' Johnson
 1941 They Met in Bombay
Gerald Meldrick
 1940 Comrade X
McKinley B. Thompson
 1939 Idiot's Delight
Harry Van
 1938 Too Hot to Handle
Chris Hunter
 1938 Test Pilot
Jim
 1937 Saratoga
Duke Bradley
 1937 Parnell
Parnell
 1936 Love on the Run
Michael Anthony
 1936 Cain and Mabel
Larry Cain
 1935 China Seas
Alan Gaskell
 1934 Forsaking All Others
Jeff Williams
 1934 Men in White
Dr. Ferguson
 1933 Dancing Lady
Patch Gallagher
 1933 Night Flight
Jules Fabian
 1933 Hold Your Man
Eddie
 1933 The White Sister
Giovanni Severi
 1932 No Man of Her Own
Babe Stewart
 1932 Red Dust
Dennis Carson
 1932 Polly of the Circus
Rev. John Hartley
 1931 Possessed
Mark Whitney
 1931 Hell Divers
Steve
 1931 Susan Lenox
Rodney Spencer
 1931 Sporting Blood
Warren 'Rid' Riddell
 1931 Night Nurse
Nick
 1931 A Free Soul
Ace Wilfong
 1931 Laughing Sinners
Carl Loomis
 1931 The Secret Six
Carl
 1931 The Front Page
Reporter with hat at table in the prison. (unconfirmed, uncredited)
 1931 Dance, Fools, Dance
Jake Luva
 1931 The Easiest Way
Nick
 1931 The Painted Desert
Rance Brett
 1930 Du Barry, Woman of Passion
Extra (uncredited)
 1926 One Minute to Play
Extra (uncredited)
 1926 The Johnstown Flood
Townsman Standing at Bar in Saloon (uncredited)
 1925 Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ
Roman Guard (uncredited)
 1925 North Star
Archie West
 1925 The Plastic Age
Athlete (uncredited)
 1925 The Merry Widow
Ballroom Dancer (uncredited)
 1925 What Price Gloria? (Short)
Minor Role (uncredited)
 1925 The Merry Kiddo (Short)
Minor Role (uncredited)
 1925 Déclassé
Extra (uncredited)
 1925 The Pacemakers (Short)
Minor Role (uncredited)
 1924 Forbidden Paradise
Soldier in Czarina's guard (uncredited)
 1924 White Man
Lady Andrea's Brother
 1923 Fighting Blood
Minor Role (uncredited)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Stage: Appeared (as "A Man"; Broadway debut) in "Machinal" on Broadway. Written by Sophie Treadwell. Directed / produced by Arthur Hopkins. Plymouth Theatre: 7 Sep 1928-Nov 1928 (closing date unknown/91 performances). Cast: Jean Adair (as "A Mother"), Nancy Allen (as "A Nurse"), Grace Atwell (as "A Stenographer"), Leopold Badia (as "A... See more »

Publicity Listings:

3 Biographical Movies | 20 Print Biographies | 20 Portrayals | 4 Articles | 5 Pictorials | 7 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Height:

6' 1" (1.85 m)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

[about Gary Cooper] Coop is a right guy, the kind you like to hunt and fish with and not talk about making movies. I laid it on him one time about his romance with Carole [Carole Lombard, Gable's wife] and he got pale as hell. She told me about it during a drunken argument we had. After that, Coop and I didn't hunt together so much and when we did, we kept an eye on each other. She used to throw ... See more »

Trivia:

His father always opposed his decision to become an actor, and even after Gable became a major star he still denounced acting as a "sissy" occupation. Gable became a Freemason in 1933 just to please his father. However, he showed no grief when his father died aged 78 from a heart attack on 4 August 1948, having outlived his three wives. See more »

Trademark:

Distinctive, powerful voice See more »

Nickname:

The King See more »

Star Sign:

Aquarius

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