Clark Gable

Portrait Clark Gable
Actor - USA
Born February 1, 1901 in Cadiz, OH, USA
Died November 16, 1960 in Los Angeles, California, USA

Mini-Biography:
Clark Gable was born under the given name William Clark Gable on February 1, 1901 in Cadiz, OH, USA. He was an American Actor, known for Across the wide Missouri (1951), Too hot to handle (1938), Wive versus Secretary (1936), Clark Gable's first movie on record is from 1924. Clark Gable died on November 16, 1960 in Los Angeles, California, USA. His last motion picture on file dates from 1965.
Biographical Notes in German: Er hatte nie das Schönheitsideal von Cary Grant. Clark Gable war eher der Abenteurer, der Harte und Provozierende, der charmante Flegel, der Frauen mit seiner Arroganz betörte und reizte.

William Clark Gable wurde am 1. Februar 1901 in Ohio geboren. Nur sechs Monate nach seiner Geburt starb seine Mutter. Sein Vater gab den Jungen weg, Clark wuchs bei Verwandten auf. Doch nach zwei Jahren holte der Vater ihn wieder zurück. Halbwüchsig flog Clark Gable von der Highschool und brannte von Zuhause durch.

Durch die Aufführung eines Tourneetheaters beschloss Gable, Schauspieler zu werden. Er heiratete die Theatermanagerin Josephine Dillon – eine von insgesamt fünf Frauen – die ihn 1924 nach Hollywood brachte. Nach kurzer Zeit kam er bei MGM unter.

Clark Gable spielte an der Seite der Leinwandschönheiten Joan Crawford (in "Dance, Fools, Dance"), Norma Shearer (A Free Soul) und Jean Harlow. Sie und Gable wurden in den 30er Jahren durch "Red Dust" zum Traumpaar des Films. Für die Komödie "It Happened One Night" an der Seite von Claudette Colbert erhielt Clark Gable den Oscar für die beste Hauptrolle. Schließlich wurde er als Leinwandgröße unsterblich: 1939 spielte er seine berühmteste Rolle – als Rhett Butler in "Vom Winde verweht".

Auf dem Höhepunkt seiner Karriere musste er jedoch einen persönliche Tragödie erleben, ein Wendepunkt in seinem Leben und für seine Karriere: Seine dritte Frau Carole Lombard stirbt 1942 bei einem Flugzeugabsturz. Sie galt als seine große Liebe. Clark Gable wendet seiner Karriere und Hollywood den Rücken zu: Er verpflichtet sich als Soldat und bleibt bis Ende des Krieges in Europa.

Nach seiner Rückkehr wurden seine Verträge bei den Studios nicht erneuert. Seine große Zeit schien vorbei.

1955 heiratete Clark Gable ein fünftes Mal. 1960 stand er für "Misfits – Nicht gesellschaftsfähig" mit Marilyn Monroe vor der Kamera, John Huston führte Regie. Für viele Kritiker sein bester Film. Clark Gable war glücklich, er sollte bald Vater werden. Doch kaum waren die Dreharbeiten beendet, starb Clark Gable an einem Herzinfarkt im Alter von 59 Jahren. 1961 wurde sein Sohn John Clark Gable geboren. (ARD Presse)

Clark Gable Filmography [Auszug]
1965: The Love Goddesses (A History of Sex in the Cinema) (Cast: Clark Gable), Directed by Saul J. Turell, with Carole Lombard, Montgomery Clift, Maurice Chevalier,
1963: MGM's big parade of Comedy (Cast), Directed by Robert Youngson, with Charles Chaplin, Greta Garbo,
1960: The Misfits (Cast: Gay), Directed by John Huston, with Marilyn Monroe, Montgomery Clift,
1959: But not for me (Cast), Directed by Walter Lang, with Carroll Baker, Lee J. Cobb,
1959: It started in Naples (Cast: Michael Hamilton), Directed by Melville Shavelson, with Vittorio De Sica, Sophia Loren,
1958: Run silent, Run deep (Mare caldo) (Cast: Commander Rich Richardson), Directed by Robert Wise, with H.M. Wynant, Don Rickles, Joe Maross,
1958: Teacher's Pet (Cast: James Gannon), Directed by George Seaton, with Doris Day, Gig Young,
1957: Band of angels (Cast: Hamish Bond), Directed by Raoul Walsh, with Yvonne De Carlo, Sidney Poitier,
1956: The king and four queens (Cast: Dan Kehoe), Directed by Raoul Walsh, with Jay C. Flippen, Sara Jane,
1955: Soldier of Fortune (Cast: Hank Lee), Directed by Edward Dmytryk, with Gene Barry, Alexander D'Arcy,
1955: The Tall men (Cast), Directed by Raoul Walsh, with Cameron Mitchell, Jane Russell,
1954: Mogambo (Cast: Viktor Marswell), Directed by John Ford, with Grace Kelly, Laurence Naismith,
1954: Betrayed (Cast: Colonel Pieter Deventer), Directed by Gottfried Reinhardt, with Lana Turner, Victor Mature,
1953: Never let me go (Cast: Philip Sutherland), Directed by Delmer Daves, with Gene Tierney, Bernard Miles,
1951: Across the wide Missouri (Au delà du Missouri) (Cast: Flint Mitchell), Directed by William A. Wellman, with Ben Watson, Adolphe Menjou, María Elena Marqués,
1951: Lone star (Cast: Devereaux Burke), Directed by Vincent Sherman, with Ava Gardner, Broderick Crawford,
1950: To please a lady (Cast: Mike Brannan), Directed by Clarence Brown, with Lela Bliss, Will Geer,
1950: Key to the city (Cast: Steve Fisk), Directed by George Sidney, with Raymond Burr, James Gleason,
1948: Any number can play (Cast: Charley Enley Kyng), Directed by Mervyn Le Roy, with Audrey Totter, Caleb Peterson, Frank Morgan,
1948: Command decision (Cast: General Dennis), Directed by Sam Wood, with Edward Arnold, Charles Bickford, Brian Donlevy,
1948: Homecoming (Cast: Colonel Ulysses Delby 'Lee' Johnson), Directed by Mervyn LeRoy, with Lana Turner, Anne Baxter,
1947: The Hucksters (Cast: Victor Albee Norman), Directed by Jack Conway, with Edward Arnold, Ava Gardner,
1945: Adventure (Cast: Harry Patterson), Directed by Victor Fleming, with Joan Blondell, Greer Garson,
1942: Somewhere I'll find you (Cast: Jonathon 'Jonny' Davis), Directed by Wesley Ruggles, with Lana Turner, Robert Sterling,
1941: Honky Tonk (Cast: Candy Johnson), Directed by Jack Conway, with Lana Turner, Harry Worth,
1941: They met in Bombay (Cast: Gerald), Directed by Clarence Brown, with Matthew Boulton, Eduardo Ciannelli,
1940: Boom Town (Cast), Directed by Jack Conway, with Lionel Atwill, Claudette Colbert,
1940: Comrade X (Cast: McKinley Thompson), Directed by King Vidor, with Eve Arden, Felix Bressart,
1940: Strange Cargo (Cast: Verne), Directed by Frank Borzage, with Joan Crawford, Ian Hunter,
1939: Gone with the Wind (Cast: Rhett Butler), Directed by Victor Fleming, with Vivien Leigh, Leslie Howard,
1939: Idiot's delight (Cast: Harry), Directed by Clarence Brown, with Edward Arnold, Laura Hope Crews, Fritz Feld,
1938: Too hot to handle (Cast: Chris Hunger), Directed by Jack Conway, with Philip Terry, Walter Pidgeon, Marjorie Main,
1938: Test pilot (Cast: Jim Lane), Directed by Victor Fleming, with Philip Terry, Myrna Loy, Priscilla Lawson,
1937: Saratoga (Cast: Duke Bradley), Directed by Jack Conway, with Lionel Barrymore, Mary Dees,
1937: Parnell (Cast: Charles Stewart Parnell), Directed by John M. Stahl, with George Zucco, Alan Marshal, Myrna Loy,
1936: Wive versus Secretary (Private Secretary) (Cast: Van Stanhope), Directed by Clarence Brown, with James Stewart, Billy Newell, Myrna Loy,
1936: San Francisco (Cast: Blackie Norton), Directed by W. S. Van Dyke, with Jeanette MacDonald, Spencer Tracy,
1936: Cain and Mabel (Cast: Larry Cain), Directed by Lloyd Bacon, with Marion Davies, Roscoe Karns,
1936: Love on the Run (Cast: Michael Anthony), Directed by W. S. Van Dyke, with Joan Crawford, Franchot Tone,
1935: China Seas (Cast: A. Gaskell), Directed by Tay Garnett, with Jean Harlow, Rosalind Russell,
1935: Mutiny on the Bounty (Cast: Lt. Fletcher Christian), Directed by Frank Lloyd, with Ivan F. Simpson, Spring Byington, Francis Lister,
1935: The call of the wild (Cast), Directed by William A. Wellman, with Loretta Young, Jack Oakie, George McQuarrie,
1935: After office hours (Adam Started It, Copy Cats, Sob Sister, Town Talk) (Cast: Jim Branch), Directed by Robert Z. Leonard, with Katharine Alexander, Harvey Stephens, Charles Richman,
1934: Forsaking all others (Cast: Jeff Williams), Directed by W. S. Van Dyke, with Joan Crawford, Robert Montgomery,
1934: Manhattan Melodrama (Cast: Blackie Galagher), Directed by W. S. Van Dyke, with George Sidney, Noel Madison, Myrna Loy,
1934: Men in white (Cast: Dr. George Ferguson), Directed by Richard Boleslawski, with Frank Puglia, Myrna Loy, Otto Kruger,
1934: Chained (Cast: Mike Bradley), Directed by Clarence Brown, with Una O'Connor, Joan Crawford, Stuart Erwin,
1934: It happened one night (Accadde una notte) (Cast: Peter Warne), Directed by Frank Capra, with Claudette Colbert, Roscoe Karns,
1933: Dancing lady (Cast: Gallagher), Directed by Robert Z. Leonard, with Joan Crawford, Franchot Tone,
1933: Night flight (Cast: Jules Fabian ), Directed by Clarence Brown, with John Barrymore, Helen Hayes,
1933: Hold your man (Cast: Eddie Hall), Directed by Sam Wood, with Dorothy Burgess, Stuart Erwin,
1933: The white sister (Cast: Giovanni Severa), Directed by Victor Fleming, with Edward Arnold, Louise Closser Hale,
1932: Strange Interlude (Cast: Ned Darell), Directed by Robert Z. Leonard, with Alexander Kirkland, Ralph Morgan,
1932: Red Dust (Cast: Dennis Carson), Directed by Victor Fleming, with Jean Harlow, Gene Raymond,
1932: Polly of the Circus (Cast: Rev. John Hartley), Directed by Alfred Santell, with Marion Davies, Raymond Hatton,
1932: No Man of her Own (Cast: Babe Stewart), Directed by Wesley Ruggles, with George Barbier, Carole Lombard,
1931: Hell Divers (Cast: Steve), Directed by George William Hill, with Wallace Beery, Dorothy Jordan,
1931: Night Nurse (Cast: Nick, the Chauffeur), Directed by William A. Wellman, with Barbara Stanwyck, Ben Lyon, Joan Blondell,
1931: Sporting Blood (Horseflesh) (Cast: Warren Ruddell, alias Rid), Directed by Charles Brabin, with Madge Evans, Ernest Torrence,
1931: Possessed (The Mirage) (Cast: Mark Whitney), Directed by Clarence Brown, with Clara Blandick, Frank Conroy, Joan Crawford,
1931: Susan Lenox: Her Fall and Rise (Cast), Directed by Robert Z. Leonard, with Greta Garbo, Alan Hale,
1931: The Painted Desert (Cast: Cowboy), Directed by Howard Higgin, with William Boyd, Helen Twelvetrees,
1931: Dance, Fools, Dance (Cast: Jake Luva), Directed by Harry Beaumont, with Joan Crawford, Lester Vail, Cliff Edwards,
1931: A free soul (Cast: Ace Wilfong), Directed by Clarence Brown, with Lionel Barrymore, James Gleason,
1931: Laughing sinners (Cast: Carl Loomis), Directed by Harry Beaumont, with Neil Hamilton, Joan Crawford,
1931: The Secret Six (Cast: Carl, ein Reporter), Directed by George William Hill, with Wallace Beery, Jean Harlow, Lewis Stone,
1931: The finger points (Cast: Louis Blanco), Directed by John Francis Dillon, with Richard Barthelmess, Fay Wray, Regis Toomey,
1930: The easiest way (Cast: Nick Feliki), Directed by Jack Conway, with Andy Shuford, J. Farrell MacDonald, Eizabeth Ann Keever,
1926: The North Star (Cast: Statist),
1925: The merry widow (Cast: Statist in der Ballszene (/xx/)), Directed by Erich von Stroheim, with Mae Murray, John Gilbert, Roy D'Arcy,
1925: The Pacemakers (Cast: Statist),
1925: The plastic age (Cast: Athlete (/xx/) ), Directed by Wesley Ruggles, with Donald Keith, Mary Alden, Henry B. Walthall,
1924: Forbidden Paradise (Cast: Statist), Directed by Ernst Lubitsch, with Carrie D'Aumery, Nick De Ruiz,
1924: White Man (Cast), Directed by Louis Gasnier, with Kenneth Harlan, Stanton Heck,

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