Carole Lombard

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Carole Lombard (born Jane Alice Peters; October 6, 1908 – January 16, 1942) was an American actress. In 1999, the American Film Institute ranked Lombard 23rd on its list of the greatest female stars of Classic Hollywood Cinema.

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Carole Lombard
Lombard in 1940
Jane Alice Peters

(1908-10-06)October 6, 1908
DiedJanuary 16, 1942(1942-01-16) (aged 33)
Cause of deathPlane crash
Resting placeForest Lawn Memorial Park, Glendale, California, U.S.
Years active1921–1942
Political partyDemocratic
(m. 1931; div. 1933)
(m. 1939)

Born into a wealthy family, Lombard was raised by her single mother. She made her screen debut in A Perfect Crime (1921) at the age of 12 and the experience spurred her and her mother to seek further film work, eventually resulting in a movie career.

Lombard was killed in a plane crash aboard TWA Flight 3 while returning from a war bond tour. She was 33 years old. Today, she is remembered as one of the definitive actresses of the screwball comedy genre and American comedy and as an icon of American cinema.

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