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William Clark Gable (February 1, 1901 – November 16, 1960) was an American actor. He is best known for playing the part of Rhett Butler in the 1939 movie version of Gone with the Wind. Gable won an Academy Award for playing Fletcher Christian in the 1935 movie version of Mutiny on the Bounty. He also starred in It Happened One Night with Claudette Colbert and Mogambo with Grace Kelly and Ava Gardner.

Clark Gable
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Born
William Clark Gable

(1901-02-01)February 1, 1901
DiedNovember 16, 1960(1960-11-16) (aged 59)
Cause of deathcoronary thrombosis
Resting placeForest Lawn Memorial Park, Glendale, California
Other namesThe King (of Hollywood)
OccupationActor
Years active1923–1960
Spouse(s)Josephine Dillon
(m. 1924–1930; divorced)
Maria "Ria" Franklin Prentiss Lucas Langham
(m. 1931–1939; divorced)
Carole Lombard
(m. 1939–1942; her death)
Sylvia Ashley
(m. 1949–1952; divorced)
Kay Williams
(m. 1955–1960; his death)
ChildrenJudy Lewis, John Gable
Signature
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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.

ReferencesEdit

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

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