Clark Gable

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Clark Gable
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Born William Clark Gable
(1901-02-01)February 1, 1901
Cadiz, Ohio
Died November 16, 1960(1960-11-16) (aged 59)
West Hollywood, California
Cause of death coronary thrombosis
Resting place Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Glendale, California
Other names The King (of Hollywood)
Occupation Actor
Years active 1923–1960
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)
Children Judy Lewis, John Gable
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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.

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.

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

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