Appeared on "Cavalcade of America".
3 Biographical Movies |
20 Print Biographies |
20 Portrayals |
5 Articles |
5 Pictorials |
8 Magazine Cover Photos |
Major Clark Gable
6' 1" (1.85 m)
Did You Know?
The public interest in my playing Rhett [in Gone with the Wind
(1939)] puzzled me. I was the only one, apparently, who didn't take it for granted that I would. I found myself trapped by a series of circumstances over which I had no control. It was a funny feeling. I think I know now how a fly must react after being caught in a spider's web. Scarlett doesn't always love Rhett. It's the first time ...
Served as a Captain in the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II making training films. Also trained as an aerial gunner, he flew 5 combat missions with the 8th Air Force's 351st Bombardment Group (Heavy) while making his films and was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross and Air Medal.
Often played a virile, lovable rogue whose gruff facade only thinly masked a natural charm and goodness.