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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 & 4 nominations. See more awards »

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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
 1940 Comrade X
McKinley B. Thompson
 1938 Test Pilot
Jim
 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
 1933 The White Sister
Giovanni Severi
 1932 No Man of Her Own
Babe Stewart
 1932 Polly of the Circus
Rev. John Hartley
 1931 Possessed
Mark Whitney
 1931 Hell Divers
Steve
 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
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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 | 5 Articles | 5 Pictorials | 8 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Alternate Names:

Major Clark Gable

Height:

6' 1" (1.85 m)
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Personal Quote:

I'm no actor and I never have been. What people see on the screen is me. See more »

Trivia:

He appeared in three Best Picture Academy Award winners, the first two of which were in consecutive years: It Happened One Night (1934), Mutiny on the Bounty (1935) and Gone with the Wind (1939). Wallis Clark also appeared in all three films. See more »

Trademark:

Pencil thin mustache that hugged his upper lip See more »

Nickname:

Pa See more »

Star Sign:

Aquarius

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