Clark Gable

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William Clark Gable (February 1, 1901  November 16, 1960) was an American film actor. Often referred to as the "King of Hollywood",[2] he had roles in more than 60 motion pictures in a variety of genres during a career that lasted 37 years, three decades of which was as a leading man. He was named the seventh greatest male movie star of classic American cinema by the American Film Institute.[3]

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Gable in a publicity portrait in 1940
William Clark Gable

(1901-02-01)February 1, 1901
DiedNovember 16, 1960(1960-11-16) (aged 59)
Burial placeForest Lawn Memorial Park, Glendale, California, U.S.
Other namesThe King of Hollywood
Years active1918–1960
Political partyRepublican
(m. 1924; div. 1930)
Maria Langham
(m. 1931; div. 1939)
(m. 1939; died 1942)
(m. 1949; div. 1952)
(m. 1955)
Children2, including Judy Lewis
RelativesClark James Gable (grandson)
Military career
AllegianceUnited States
Service/branchUnited States Army Air Forces
United States Air Force
Years of service1942–1947[1]
RankUS-O4_insignia.svg Major
Unit351st Bomb Group
18th AAF Base Unit
Battles/warsWorld War II
AwardsDistinguished_Flying_Cross_ribbon.svg Distinguished Flying Cross
Air_Medal_ribbon.svg Air Medal
American_Campaign_Medal_ribbon.svg American Campaign Medal
European-African-Middle_Eastern_Campaign_ribbon.svg European–African–Middle Eastern Campaign Medal
World_War_II_Victory_Medal_ribbon.svg World War II Victory Medal

Gable won the Academy Award for Best Actor for his role in the romantic comedy It Happened One Night (1934). He was further Oscar-nominated for his roles as Fletcher Christian in the drama Mutiny on the Bounty (1935), and Rhett Butler in the historical romance drama Gone with the Wind (1939). He received Golden Globe Award nominations for his comedic roles in Teacher's Pet (1958), and But Not for Me (1959). He also starred in Call of the Wild (1935), Key to the City (1950), and Mogambo (1953). His final on-screen role was as an aging cowboy in The Misfits (1961).

Gable was one of the most consistent box-office performers in the history of Hollywood, appearing on Quigley Publishing's annual Top Ten Money Making Stars Poll sixteen times. He appeared opposite many of the most popular actresses of their time. He frequently acted alongside Joan Crawford, Myrna Loy, Jean Harlow, Lana Turner, Norma Shearer and Ava Gardner. Gable died of a heart attack at the age of 59.

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