Clara Bow

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  • Birth Name: Clara Gordon Bow
  • Birth Place: Brooklyn, New York, United States
  • Died: September 27, 1965
  • Profession: Actor
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  • Grew up in poverty.
  • As a teenager, she won a beauty contest run by Motion Picture magazine, and her prize was an appearance in the silent film Beyond the Rainbow (1922). 
  • Made 15 movies in 1925 alone.
  • Became known as the "It Girl" after appearing in the film It (1927).
  • Personified the popular flapper image of the 1920s. 
  • The advent of sound in films contributed to the decline of her career.
  • Retired from acting in 1933.

Relationships

  • Rex Bell Jr. — Son
  • George Beldam Jr. — Son
  • Robert Bow — Father
  • Rex Bell — Husband (deceased)
  • Sarah Bow — Mother

Details

  • Birth Name: Clara Gordon Bow
  • Birth Place: Brooklyn, New York, United States
  • Died: September 27, 1965
  • Profession: Actor

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