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Clark Gable Clark Gable (full name William Clark Gable) was born on February 1, 1901 in Cadiz, Ohio, USA. He was a famous American actor.

Biography and Career :

Clark Gable was fond of theatre since the age of 16. At that age he left his family to Akron to work in a factory. After seeing a play he decided to become an actor. On his debut, Clark Gable was helped by the actress Josephine Dillon, to whom he got married in 1924. She was his first of the five wives he had. His debut on the stage was in 1931 with the play "The Painted Desert". Starting in 1932 he was the star of MGM for 22 years.

In 1935 he won the Oscar with "It Happened One Night". Another important performance for Clark Gable was the part of Rhett Butler in "Gone With the Wind". He became the "king" of Hollywood. After e nding the filming of "The Misfits", the artist suffered a heart attack and died when he was 59 year old, a few months before his first son was born.

Trivia :

- "Strange Interlude" (1932) was the first film in which his trademark mustache appeared.
- Vivien Leigh reportedly did not like kissing him because she said that he had excessively bad breath.
- He had an officer's commission of Major in the Army Air Corps during WWII.
- He was nominated for Best Actor Oscar for "Mutiny On The Bounty" in 1936 and for "Gone In The Wind" 1940.
- He was nominated for Best Motion Picture Actor - Comedy/Musical at Golden Globe Awards for "Teacher's Pet" (1959).

Quotes :

- "It is an extra dividend when you like the girl you've fallen in love with."

- "Hell, if I'd jumped on all the dames I'm supposed to have jumped on, I'd have had no time to go fishing."

- "The only reason they come to see me is that I know that life is great / and they know I know it."

- "I'm just a lucky slob from Ohio who happened to be in the right place at the right time."

Filmography :

- White Man (1924)
- Forbidden Paradise (1924)
- Declassee (1925)
- The Merry Widow (1925)
- The Plastic Age (1925)
- North Star (1925)
- The Johnstown Flood (1926)
- One Minute to Play (1926)
- The Painted Desert (1931)
- The Easiest Way (1931)
- Dance, Fools, Dance (1931)
- The Finger Points (1931)
- The Secret Six (1931)
- Laughing Sinners (1931)
- A Free Soul (1931)
- Night Nurse (1931)
- Sporting Blood (1931)
- Susan Lenox (Her Fall and Rise) (1931)
- Possessed (1931)
- Hell Divers (1931)
- Polly of the Circus (1932)
- Red Dust (1932)
- No Man of Her Own (1932)
- Strange Interlude (1932)
- The White Sister (1933)
- Hold Your Man (1933)
- Night Flight (1933)
- Dancing Lady (1933)
- It Happened One Night (1934)
- Men in White (1934)
- Manhattan Melodrama (1934)
- Chained (1934)
- Forsaking All Others (1934)
- After Office Hours (1935)
- China Seas (1935)
- The Call of the Wild (1935)
- Mutiny on the Bounty (1935)
- Wife vs. Secretary (1936)
- San Francisco (1936)
- Cain and Mabel (1936)
- Love on the Run (1936)
- Parnell (1937)
- Saratoga (1937)
- Test Pilot (1938)
- Too Hot to Handle (1938)
- Idiot's Delight (1939)
- Gone with the Wind (1939)
- Strange Cargo (1940)
- Boom Town (1940)
- Comrade X (1940)
- They Met in Bombay (1941)
- Honky Tonk (1941)
- Somewhere I'll Find You (1942)
- Adventure (1945)
- The Hucksters (1947)
- Homecoming (1948)
- Command Decision (1948)
- Any Number Can Play (1949)
- Key to the City (1950)
- To Please a Lady (1950)
- Across the Wide Missouri (1951)
- Callaway Went Thataway (1951) (cameo)
- Lone Star (1952)
- Never Let Me Go (1953)
- Mogambo (1953)
- Betrayed (1954)
- Soldier of Fortune (1955)
- The Tall Men (1955)
- The King and Four Queens (1956)
- Band of Angels (1957)
- Run Silent, Run Deep (1958)
- Teacher's Pet (1958)
- But Not for Me (1959)
- It Started in Naples (1960)
- The Misfits (1961).
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To Please a Lady
Across the Wide Missouri
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Callaway Went Thataway
Lone Star
Mogambo
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Soldier of Fortune
The Tall Men
When the Talkies Were Young
The King and Four Queens
Band of Angels
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