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Clara Bow (I) (1905–1965)


Clara Gordon Bow, destined to become THE flapper of the 1920's, was born and raised in poverty in Brooklyn, New York, on July 29, 1905. Her family was also beset with violence. Her mother tried to slit Clara's throat when she attempted to enter the film industry. She won a photo beauty contest which launched her movie career that would eventually ... See full bio »

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 1933 Hoop-La
Lou
 1932 Call Her Savage
Nasa Springer
 1931 Kick In
Molly Hewes
 1931 No Limit
Helen 'Bunny' O'Day
 1930 Her Wedding Night
Norma Martin
 1930 Galas de la Paramount
Episode 'True to the Navy'
 1930 Love Among the Millionaires
Pepper Whipple
 1930 True to the Navy
Ruby Nolan
 1929 The Saturday Night Kid
Mayme Barry
 1929 Dangerous Curves
Pat Delaney
 1929 The Wild Party
Stella Ames
 1928 Three Weekends
Gladys O'Brien
 1928 The Fleet's In
Trixie Deane
 1928 Ladies of the Mob
Yvonne
 1928 Red Hair
Bubbles McCoy
 1927 Get Your Man
Nancy Worthington
 1927 Hula
Hula Calhoun
 1927 Rough House Rosie
Rosie O'Reilly
 1927 Children of Divorce
Kitty Flanders
 1927 It
Betty Lou
 1926 Kid Boots
Clara McCoy
 1926 Mantrap
Alverna
 1926 The Runaway
Cynthia Meade
 1926 Dancing Mothers
Kittens Westcourt
 1926 Shadow of the Law
Mary Brophy
 1925 The Ancient Mariner
Doris
 1925 The Plastic Age
Cynthia Day
 1925 My Lady of Whims
Prudence Severn
 1925 The Best Bad Man
Peggy Swain
 1925 Free to Love
Marie Anthony
 1925 The Keeper of the Bees
Lolly Cameron
 1925 Kiss Me Again
Grizette
 1925 The Scarlet West
Miriam
 1925 The Lawful Cheater
Molly Burns
 1925 Eve's Lover
Rena D'Arcy
 1925 The Adventurous Sex
The Girl
 1925 Capital Punishment
Delia Tate
 1924 Black Lightning
Martha Larned
 1924 Helen's Babies
Alice Mayton
 1924 This Woman
Aline Sturdevant
 1924 Empty Hearts
Rosalie
 1924 Wine
Angela Warriner
 1924 Daughters of Pleasure
Lila Millas
 1924 Grit
Orchid McGonigle
 1923 Black Oxen
Janet Ogelthorpe
 1923 Maytime
Alice Tremaine
 1923 The Daring Years
Mary
 1923 The Pill Pounder (Short)
 1923 Enemies of Women
Girl Dancing on Table
 1922 Down to the Sea in Ships
'Dot' Morgan
 1922 Beyond the Rainbow
Virginia Gardener
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Wrote foreword to an adaptation of her film The Fleet's In (1928), novelized by Russell Holman, Grosset & Dunlap, NY.

Publicity Listings:

2 Biographical Movies | 5 Print Biographies | 1 Portrayal | 4 Articles | 5 Pictorials | See more »

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Height:

5' 3½" (1.61 m)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

[on the death of her grandfather when she was five] The first night, as he lay in his coffin in the dining room, I crept out of my bed and lay down on the floor beside him because I had the feeling that he might be lonely. My father found me there in the morning, almost frozen. I said, 'Hush, you mustn't wake grandfather. He's sleeping.' See more »

Trivia:

As soon as Bow started to make money, she brought her father to live with her in Hollywood. For the next few years, she funded numerous business ventures for him, including a restaurant and a dry cleaners, all of which failed. He soon became a drunken nuisance on her sets, where he would try to pick up young girls by telling them his daughter was Clara Bow. See more »

Nickname:

The "It" Girl

Star Sign:

Leo

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