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Clark Gable (I) (1901–1960)


William Clark Gable was born on February 1, 1901 in Cadiz, Ohio, to Adeline (Hershelman) and William Henry Gable, an oil-well driller. He was of German, Irish, and Swiss-German descent. When he was seven months old, his mother died, and his father sent him to live with his maternal aunt and uncle in Pennsylvania, where he stayed until he was two. ... See full bio »

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Won 1 Oscar. Another 3 wins & 5 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Gone with the Wind
Gone with the Wind Rhett Butler - Visitor from Charleston
(1939)
The Misfits
The Misfits Gay Langland
(1961)
Mutiny on the Bounty
(1935)

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)
 1945 Adventure
Harry Patterson
 1938 Too Hot to Handle
Chris Hunter
 1937 Parnell
Parnell
 1936 Love on the Run
Michael Anthony
 1934 Forsaking All Others
Jeff Williams
 1933 Dancing Lady
Patch Gallagher
 1933 Night Flight
Jules Fabian
 1933 Hold Your Man
Eddie Hall
 1933 The White Sister
Giovanni Severi
 1932 No Man of Her Own
Jerry 'Babe' Stewart
 1932 Polly of the Circus
Reverend John Hartley
 1931 The Christmas Party (Short)
Clark Gable (uncredited)
 1931 Possessed
Mark Whitney
 1931 Hell Divers
Steve Nelson
 1931 Night Nurse
Nick
 1931 Laughing Sinners
Carl Loomis
 1931 Dance, Fools, Dance
Jake Luva
 1931 The Easiest Way
Nick
 1931 The Painted Desert
Rance Brett
 1930 Du Barry, Woman of Passion
Extra (voice, uncredited)
 1926 One Minute to Play
Extra (uncredited)
 1926 The Johnstown Flood
Townsman Standing at Bar in Saloon (uncredited)
 1925 North Star
Archie West
 1925 Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ
Roman Guard (uncredited)
 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
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Other Works:

Radio: Appeared on "Cavalcade of America". See more »

Publicity Listings:

3 Biographical Movies | 20 Print Biographies | 20 Portrayals | 16 Articles | 5 Pictorials | 10 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Alternate Names:

Major Clark Gable

Height:

6' 1" (1.85 m)
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Personal Quote:

The things a man has to have are hope and confidence in himself against odds, and sometimes he needs somebody, his pal or his mother or his wife or God, to give him that confidence. He's got to have some inner standards worth fighting for or there won't be any way to bring him into conflict. And he must be ready to choose death before dishonor without making too much song and dance about it. ... See more »

Trivia:

Despite his rising popularity, Gable balked at playing gangsters and overtly callous characters, and was therefore very pleased to be cast in Red Dust (1932), the film that set the seal on his stardom. See more »

Trademark:

Often played a virile, lovable rogue whose gruff facade only thinly masked a natural charm and goodness. See more »

Nickname:

Pa See more »

Star Sign:

Aquarius

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