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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)
Teacher's Pet
Teacher's Pet James Gannon
(1958)
Mutiny on the Bounty
(1935)

Filmography

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 1961 The Misfits
Gay Langland
 1960 It Started in Naples
Michael Hamilton
 1959 But Not for Me
Russell 'Russ' Ward
 1958 Teacher's Pet
James Gannon
 1958 Run Silent Run Deep
Cmdr. 'Rich' Richardson
 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
 1953 Mogambo
Victor Marswell
 1953 Never Let Me Go
Philip Sutherland
 1952 Lone Star
Devereaux Burke
 1951 Callaway Went Thataway
Clark Gable (uncredited)
 1951 Across the Wide Missouri
Flint Mitchell
 1950 To Please a Lady
Mike Brannan
 1950 Key to the City
Steve Fisk
 1949 Any Number Can Play
Charley Enley Kyng
 1948 Command Decision
Brigadier General K.C. 'Casey' Dennis
 1948 Homecoming
Col. Ulysses Delby 'Lee' Johnson (Dr. Johnson)
 1947 The Hucksters
Victor Albee Norman
 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
 1940 Boom Town
Big John McMasters
 1940 Strange Cargo
Verne
 1939 Gone with the Wind
Rhett Butler - Visitor from Charleston
 1939 Idiot's Delight
Harry
 1938 Too Hot to Handle
Chris Hunter
 1938 Test Pilot
Jim Lane
 1937 Saratoga
Duke Bradley
 1937 Parnell
Parnell
 1936 Love on the Run
Michael Anthony
 1936 Cain and Mabel
Larry Cain
 1936 San Francisco
Blackie Norton
 1936 Wife vs. Secretary
Van
 1935 Mutiny on the Bounty
Christian
 1935 Call of the Wild
Jack Thornton
 1935 China Seas
Alan Gaskell
 1935 After Office Hours
James 'Jim' Branch
 1934 Forsaking All Others
Jeff Williams
 1934 Chained
Michael 'Mike' Bradley
 1934 Manhattan Melodrama
Blackie Gallagher
 1934 Men in White
Dr. Ferguson
 1934 It Happened One Night
Peter
 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 Red Dust
Dennis Carson
 1932 Strange Interlude
Ned Darrell
 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 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 6
Carl Luckner
 1931 The Finger Points
Louis J. Blanco
 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
Minor Role (uncredited)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

(3/20/39) Radio: Appeared (as "Peter Warne") in a "Lux Radio Theatre" broadcast of "It Happened One Night". See more »

Publicity Listings:

3 Biographical Movies | 20 Print Biographies | 20 Portrayals | 16 Articles | 6 Pictorials | 11 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Alternate Names:

Major Clark Gable

Height:

6' 0½" (1.84 m)
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Did You Know?

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:

In order to expedite divorce from his second wife Ria so he could marry Carole Lombard, Gable paid his ex-wife a $500,000 settlement in 1939, nearly everything he had at the time. See more »

Trademark:

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

Nickname:

The King of Hollywood See more »

Star Sign:

Aquarius

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