Fast Facts

  • Became known as the "King of Hollywood," because of his status as the most bankable male star of the 1930s.
  • In 1942, enlisted in the Army Air Corps. Reportedly, Adolf Hitler was a fan and offered a sizable reward to any German soldier who could capture Gable alive.
  • Played the same role in 1923's Red Dust and its remake Mogambo in 1953.
  • Was featured on a commemorative U.S. postal stamp in 1990.
  • Interred in the same shrine as Carole Lombard in Glendale, CA.
  • Cartoon character Bugs Bunny's signature pose while eating a carrot was said to be inspired by Gable in a scene from It Happened One Night.

Awards

  • 1959, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy: Nominee
  • 1960, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy: Nominee
  • 1934, Oscar — Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role: Winner
  • 1935, Oscar — Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role: Nominee

Relationships

  • Carole Lombard — Wife (deceased)
  • Josephine Dillon — Ex-wife
  • Maria Langham — Ex-wife
  • John Clark Gable — Son
  • William Gable — Father
  • Kathleen Williams — Wife
  • Adeline Gable — Mother
  • Silvia Ashley — Ex-wife
  • Judy Lewis — Daughter
  • Loretta Young — Ex-significant Other

Details

  • Birth Name: William Clark Gable
  • Birth Place: Cadiz, OH
  • Birthday: February 1, 1901, Aquarius
  • Died: November 16, 1960
  • Profession: Actor
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