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Clark Gable

Clark Gable's biography

William Clark Gable is 59 years old film actor born at Cadiz. He was born on Friday 1st of February 1901. He is often nicknamed as `The King of Hollywood`, `Gabe`, `Pa`, William Clark Gable, Clark Gable. According to year of birth 1901 he belongs to Lost Generation. Birthday on 1st of February means Clark is Aquarius. Aquarius is an Airy sign. They are smart thinkers, social, communicative, independent and intelligent people.

Clark is native english speaker. Clark is white american. He is citizen of United States of America. Clark is roman catholic. He received Academy Award for Best Actor It Happened One Night in 1934

Clark Gable's dad

Clark Gable's father's name is William H. Gable.

Clark Gable's mom

Clark Gable's mother's name is Adeline Herschelman.

Clark Gable's family

He has 1 son and 1 daughter

Clark Gable's son: John Clark Gable

Clark Gable's son's name is John Clark Gable. He is known as actor. His son was born on Monday 20th of March 1961 in Los Angeles. Clark´s son died on Friday 22nd of February 2019. John Clark Gable was 118 years old, when this happened.

Clark Gable's daughter: Judy Lewis

Clark Gable's daughter's name is Judy Lewis. She is known as actor. Clark´s daughter was born on Wednesday 6th of November 1935 in Los Angeles. His daughter died on Friday 25th of November 2011 in Gladwyne. Judy Lewis was 110 years old, when this happened.

Clark Gable's career

Clark´s main focus is to be film actor. He is famous thanks to Gone With the Wind. You could see Clark also in It Happened One Night. He is also a member of American Legion.

Is Clark Gable gay ?

He is known to be straight.

How did Clark Gable die

Clark died on on Wednesday 16th of November 1960 when he was 59 years old at Los Angeles. Clark Gables death was caused by heart failure. It happend like natural causes.

Awards and competitions

Clark Gable's Awards

  • Clark received award for Academy Award for Best Actor for work It Happened One Night in 1934

Clark Gable's Nominations

  • He was nominated for Academy Award for Best Actor for work Mutiny on the Bounty in 1935
  • Clark was nominated for Academy Award for Best Actor for work It Happened One Night in 1934
  • Clark was nominated for Academy Award for Best Actor

What Clark Gable has done for a first time

  • His first two wives--Josephine Dillon and Maria Franklin Gable (aka Ria Langham)--were 14 and 17 years older than he was, respectively.
  • When he was first cast in It Happened One Night (1934) opposite Claudette Colbert, he told director Frank Capra that he would give the role a shot, but if things weren't going well after a few days, he would leave the production.
  • On November 5, 1960, Gable suffered his first heart attack when he was changing a tire on his jeep. President Dwight D. Eisenhower, a close friend of his, sent him a message of support wishing him a speedy recovery.
  • Died on the first birthday of his granddaughter, Maria.
  • Was the second husband of Carole Lombard, while his Manhattan Melodrama (1934) co-star William Powell was her first.

Clark Gable's quotes

  • The only reason they come to see me is that I know that life is great - and they know I know it.
  • [on his acting ability] I worked like a son of a bitch to learn a few tricks and I fight like a steer to avoid getting stuck with parts I can't play.
  • Working with Marilyn Monroe on The Misfits (1961) nearly gave me a heart attack. I have never been happier when a film ended.
  • [about The Misfits (1961)] This is the best picture I have made, and it's the only time I've been able to act.
  • 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.
  • It is an extra dividend when you like the girl you've fallen in love with.
  • I hate a liar. Maybe because I'm such a good one myself, heh? Anyway, to find someone has told an out-and-out lie puts him on the other side of the fence from me for all time.
  • I'm no actor and I never have been. What people see on the screen is me.
  • [on rumors he was dull in bed] I can't emote worth a damn.
  • Everything Marilyn [Marilyn Monroe] does is different from any other woman, strange and exciting, from the way she talks to the way she uses that magnificent torso.
  • [on Spencer Tracy] The guy's good. There's nobody in the business who can touch him, and you're a fool to try. And the bastard knows it, so don't fall for that humble stuff!
  • Every picture I make, every experience of my private life, every lesson I learn are the keys to my future. And I have faith in it.
  • I am intrigued by glamorous women . . . A vain woman is continually taking out a compact to repair her makeup. A glamorous woman knows she doesn't need to.
  • Types really don't matter. I have been accused of preferring blondes. But I have known some mighty attractive redheads, brunettes, and yes, women with grey hair. Age, height, weight haven't anything to do with glamour.
  • [on Jean Harlow] She didn't want to be famous. She wanted to be happy.
  • I bring to a role everything I am, was and hope to be.
  • This power that I'm supposed to have over women was never noticed when I was a stage actor on Broadway. I don't know when I got it. And by God, I can't explain it.
  • I don't want a lot of strangers looking down at my wrinkles and my big fat belly when I'm dead.
  • When I die, don't let them make a circus out of it.
  • Method actors are like hams.
  • If any child of mine becomes an actor I will turn in my grave.
  • Single men never have any problems. I suppose that the public builds some kind of idea from what they've seen of me on the screen.
  • I don't discuss women at all with anyone. There are good qualities in all women. Some may be lacking in some of these qualities and should have them. I'm liable to say so and hurt their feelings, and it wouldn't be meant that way at all.
  • I was scared, when I discovered that I had been cast by the public. I felt that every reader would have a different idea as to how Rhett should be played on the screen, and I didn't see how I could please everybody.
  • I was pretty sore because they insisted on taping my ears back. One day, in a scene with [Greta Garbo], the tape snapped loose and one ear flapped in the breeze. That was the end of the taping.
  • They see me as an ordinary guy, like a construction worker or the guy who delivers your piano.
  • [on playing Fletcher Christian in Mutiny on the Bounty (1935)] The character is a pansy. And I'm not going to be seen wearing a pigtail and knickers.
  • [on Carole Lombard] After we got married, I asked her what she wanted more than anything. We were looking over the property and she said, "I'd like manure for the bottom thirty." And she meant it, too.
  • [on The Misfits (1961)] The title sums up this mess. [Arthur Miller, [Marilyn Monroe] and [Montgomery Clift]--they don't know what the hell they're doing. We don't belong in the same room together.
  • [What he wants on his tombstone] "He was lucky and he knew it".
  • [on his preference for brothels] When it's over it's over. No questions, no tears, no farewell kisses.
  • [in 1955] When I came to town 25 years ago my 6'2" were considered pretty high up. But year by year they keep coming in--taller and taller. Today, it would appear than an actor under six feet is virtually a runt.

Clark Gable's height, body shape, eye color

Lets describe how Clark Gable looks. We will focus on his height, body shape, eye color and hair color. He is tall as 6' 1" (185 cm). Body build is average. His eyes are tinted grey. Clark´s hair is shade of brown - dark.