Clark Gable

American actor (1901–1960)

William Clark Gable (February 1, 1901 – November 16, 1960) was an American actor. He was best known for playing Rhett Butler in the 1939 movie version of Gone with the Wind.

Clark Gable
Gable in a publicity portrait in 1940
William Clark Gable

(1901-02-01)February 1, 1901
DiedNovember 16, 1960(1960-11-16) (aged 59)
Resting placeForest Lawn Memorial Park, Glendale, California
Other namesThe King of Hollywood
Years active1923–1960
(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)

Gable was born on February 1, 1901 in Cadiz, Ohio.[1] He was married five times. He had two children. The last movie that Gable starred in was The Misfits, in 1961. This movie also starred Marilyn Monroe and was written by Arthur Miller. Gable died shortly afterwards in Los Angeles, California, after having had a fourth coronary thrombosis.



Gable was nominated for an Academy Award for playing Fletcher Christian in the 1935 movie version of Mutiny on the Bounty. A year before in 1934, he starred in It Happened One Night with Claudette Colbert. Their performances won them both an Academy Award (the only wins in their careers).


  1. Spicer, Chrystopher J. (2002). Clark Gable: Biography, Filmography, Bibliography. McFarland. p. 4. ISBN 978-0-7864-1124-5.

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