Clark Gable

Clark Gable

Movie Actor

William Clark Gable was an American film actor, often referred to as "The King of Hollywood". He had roles in more than 60 motion pictures in multiple genres during a career that lasted 37 years, three decades of which was as a leading man.

Full Name
Feb 1, 1901
Nov 16, 1960
6′ 1″
Net Worth


William Clark Gable, more widely known as Clark Gable, was born on February 1, 1901 in Cadiz, Ohio. His zodiac sign is Aquarius and his ethnicity is German-American. He is the son of William Henry Gable and Adeline Hershelman, and he had four brothers. His father died when he was 7 months old and his mother later remarried a man by the name of Edward S. Willard. 

Gable began to pursue a career in acting after being inspired by a theatre production at Fairmount High School. He then moved to Hollywood and started appearing in small roles in films. In 1931 he starred in “The Painted Desert” which brought him stardom, leading to roles in classics such as “Red Dust” (1932), “It Happened One Night” (1934) for which he won an Academy Award, “Mutiny on the Bounty” (1935), “Gone with the Wind” (1939), and many others.

Gable became one of the most popular movie stars of all time due to his rugged masculinity and charm. From 1936-42 he was named the box office champion for seven years in a row by Motion Picture Herald magazine. For his contribution to cinema, he received two stars on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame for motion pictures and television respectively.

Gable married five times during his life and had three children from two of his marriages - John Clark Gable from his fifth marriage with Kay Spreckels; Judy Lewis from his fourth marriage with Loretta Young; and Gina Lollobrigida from his third marriage with Carole Lombard. 

Clark Gable passed away due to coronary thrombosis on November 16th 1960 aged 59 at The UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles, California.

Life Timeline

<div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1901</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Clark Gable is Born</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">On February 1, 1901, Clark Gable was born in Cadiz, Ohio.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1920</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Moves to Hollywood</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Gable moves to Hollywood and begins working as an extra in silent films.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1931</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Starring Role in MGM's The Secret Six</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Gable earns his first starring role in MGM's The Secret Six, playing gangster leader "The Claw".</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1934</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Wins Oscar for Best Actor in It Happened One Night</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Gable wins the Academy Award for Best Actor for his performance in Frank Capra's It Happened One Night.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1939</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Appears in Gone with the Wind</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Gable stars as Rhett Butler in the classic film Gone with the Wind.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1960</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Final Film Performance</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Gable's final film performance is in the western musical comedy, The Misfits.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1960</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Passes Away at Age 59</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">In November 1960, Gable passes away from a heart attack at age 59.</p></div>

Why We Love Them

<div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">A.</span> His Great Acting</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Clark Gable was a great actor who portrayed characters with depth and emotion. He won an Oscar for his performance in Gone With the Wind, and was nominated for several other films. He was known for playing strong characters and was one of the top leading men of his time.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">B.</span> His Style and Charm</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Clark Gable had great style and charm that made him a popular star. He starred in numerous films throughout the 1930s and 1940s, and became a Hollywood icon. His looks and charisma were admired by both male and female audiences.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">C.</span> His Lasting Legacy</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Clark Gable has left behind a lasting legacy in the film industry. He is remembered as one of Hollywood's greatest stars, and his films continue to be enjoyed by generations of moviegoers. He will always be remembered as an iconic actor.</p></div>

Interesting Facts

<div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">1.</span> First Actor to Win an Oscar</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Clark Gable was the first actor to win an Academy Award for Best Actor for his performance in It Happened One Night.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">2.</span> Attended a Military Academy</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Before becoming an actor, Clark Gable attended the Ohio Military Institute and was a member of the Cadet Corps.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">3.</span> Nicknamed the "King of Hollywood"</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Clark Gable was nicknamed the "King of Hollywood" for his rugged good looks and charm.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">4.</span> Starred in the First Color Film</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Clark Gable starred in the first color feature film, The Wizard of Oz, playing the role of the Scarecrow.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">5.</span> Had a Late Start in Acting</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Despite being one of the most famous actors in Hollywood, Clark Gable didn't start acting until he was 24 years old.</p></div>


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