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Carole Lombard (I) (1908–1942)

Carole Lombard was born Jane Alice Peters in Fort Wayne, Indiana, on October 6, 1908. Her parents divorced in 1916 and her mother took the family on a trip out West. While there they decided to settle down in the Los Angeles area. After being spotted playing baseball in the street with the neighborhood boys by a film director, Carole was signed to... See full bio »

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My Man Godfrey
My Man Godfrey Irene Bullock
Nothing Sacred
Nothing Sacred Hazel Flagg
Twentieth Century
Twentieth Century Lily Garland aka Mildred Plotka
Made for Each Other
Made for Each Other Jane Mason


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 1942 To Be or Not to Be
Maria Tura
 1941 Mr. & Mrs. Smith
Ann Krausheimer Smith
 1940 They Knew What They Wanted
Amy Peters
 1940 Vigil in the Night
Anne Lee
 1939 In Name Only
Julie Eden
 1939 Made for Each Other
Jane Mason
 1938 Fools for Scandal
Kay Winters
 1937 True Confession
Helen Bartlett
 1937 Nothing Sacred
Hazel Flagg
 1937 Swing High, Swing Low
Maggie King
 1936 My Man Godfrey
Irene Bullock
 1936 The Princess Comes Across
Princess Olga
 1936 Love Before Breakfast
Kay Colby
 1935 Hands Across the Table
Regi Allen
 1935 Rumba
Diana Harrison
 1934 The Gay Bride
Mary Magiz
 1934 Lady by Choice
Alabam Lee
 1934 Now and Forever
Toni Carstairs Day
 1934 Twentieth Century
Lily Garland aka Mildred Plotka
 1934 We're Not Dressing
Doris Worthington
 1934 Bolero
Helen Hathaway
 1933 White Woman
Judith Denning
 1933 Brief Moment
Abby Fane
 1933 The Eagle and the Hawk
The Beautiful Lady
 1933 Supernatural
Roma Courtney
 1933 From Hell to Heaven
Colly Tanner
 1932 No Man of Her Own
Connie Randall
 1932 No More Orchids
Annie Holt
 1932 Virtue
 1932 Sinners in the Sun
Doris Blake
 1932 No One Man
Penelope 'Nep' Newbold
 1931 I Take This Woman
Kay Dowling
 1931 Up Pops the Devil
Anne Merrick
 1931 Ladies' Man
Rachel Fendley
 1931 Man of the World
Mary Kendall
 1931 It Pays to Advertise
Mary Grayson
 1930 Fast and Loose
Alice O'Neil
 1930 Safety in Numbers
 1930 The Arizona Kid
Virginia Hoyt
 1929 The Racketeer
Rhoda Philbrooke (as Carol Lombard)
 1929 Big News
Margaret Banks (as Carol Lombard)
 1929 High Voltage
Billie Davis (The Girl) (as Carol Lombard)
 1929 Don't Get Jealous (Short)
Girl at Shoeshine Stand (uncredited)
 1929 Matchmaking Mamma (Short)
Phyllis (as Carol Lombard)
 1928 Ned McCobb's Daughter
Jennie (as Carol Lombard)
 1928 The Campus Vamp (Short)
Carole (as Carol Lombard)
 1928 Hubby's Weekend Trip (Short)
Minor Role (uncredited)
 1928 Show Folks
Cleo (as Carol Lombard)
 1928 Me, Gangster
Blonde Rosie (as Carol Lombard)
 1928 Motorboat Mamas (Short)
Automobile Passenger (uncredited)
 1928 Power
Another Dame (as Carol Lombard)
 1928 The Campus Carmen (Short)
Carole (as Carol Lombard)
 1928 Smith's Restaurant (Short)
Minor Role (uncredited)
 1928 His Unlucky Night (Short)
Peggy - Telephone Operator (as Carol Lombard)
 1928 The Girl from Nowhere (Short)
Miss Boyle - Dress Shop Owner (as Carol Lombard)
 1928 The Divine Sinner
Millie Claudert (as Carol Lombard)
 1928 The Bicycle Flirt (Short)
Mabel - the Wife's Sister (as Carol Lombard)
 1928 The Swim Princess (Short)
Trudy - the Swim Star (as Carol Lombard)
 1928 The Best Man (Short)
Wedding Guest (uncredited)
 1928 Smith's Army Life (Short)
Clarence's Wife
 1928 The Beach Club (Short)
Rope Jumping Bathing Girl (uncredited)
 1928 Run, Girl, Run (Short)
Norma Nurmi (as Carol Lombard)
 1927 The Girl from Everywhere (Short)
Vera Veranda - Miss Anybody (as Carol Lombard)
 1927 My Best Girl
Flirty Blonde Salesgirl (uncredited)
 1927 Gold Digger of Weepah (Short)
Fortune Teller (uncredited)
 1927 Smith's Pony (Short)
Lillian Saunders (as Carol Lombard)
 1927 The Fighting Eagle (unconfirmed)
 1926 The Johnstown Flood
One of Gloria's Four Friends / Bridesmaid (working as Carol Lombard) (uncredited)
 1926 The Road to Glory
Bit Part (as Carol Lombard)
 1925 Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ
Slave Girl (uncredited)
 1925 The Plastic Age
Co-ed (uncredited)
 1925 Durand of the Bad Lands
Ellen Boyd (as Carol Lombard)
 1925 Pretty Ladies
Showgirl (uncredited)
 1925 Hearts and Spurs
Sybil Estabrook (as Carol Lombard)
 1925 Gold and the Girl (as Carol Lombard)
 1925 Marriage in Transit
Celia Hathaway (as Carol Lombard)
 1925 Dick Turpin
Crowd Extra (uncredited)
 1924 Gold Heels
Bit (uncredited)
 1921 A Perfect Crime
Griggs' Sister (as Jane Peters)
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Publicity Listings:

2 Biographical Movies | 14 Print Biographies | 5 Portrayals | 9 Articles | 3 Pictorials | 2 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Alternate Names:

Carol Lombard | Jane Peters


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[on why she would not work with Orson Welles] I can't win working with Welles. If the picture's a huge hit, he'll get the credit and, if it's a flop, I'll be blamed. See more »


A 1926 automobile accident badly cut her face. Advanced plastic surgery and adroit use of make-up covered the scars. However, at the time the belief was that use of anesthetic during the operation would leave worse scars, so she endured the reconstructive surgery without an anesthetic. See more »


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