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Clara Gordon Bow (July 29, 1905 – September 27, 1965) was an American actress who rose to stardom in silent films during the 1920s and successfully made the transition to "talkies" after 1927. Her appearance as a plucky shopgirl in the film It brought her global fame and the nickname "The It Girl". Bow came to personify the Roaring Twenties and is described as its leading sex symbol.

Bow appeared in 46 silent films and 11 talkies, including hits such as Mantrap (1926), It (1927), and Wings (1927). She was named first box-office draw in 1928 and 1929 and second box-office draw in 1927 and 1930. Her presence in a motion picture was said to have ensured investors, by odds of almost two-to-one, a "safe return". At the apex of her stardom, she received more than 45,000 fan letters in a single month (January 1929).

Two years after marrying actor Rex Bell in 1931, Bow retired from acting and became a rancher in Nevada. Her final film, Hoop-La, was released in 1933. In September 1965, Bow died of a heart attack at the age of 60.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Clara Gordon Bow (July 29, 1905 – September 27, 1965) was an American actress who rose to stardom in silent films during the 1920s and successfully made the transition to "talkies" after 1927. Her appearance as a plucky shopgirl in the film It brought her global fame and the nickname "The It Girl". Bow came to personify the Roaring Twenties and is described as its leading sex symbol.

Bow appeared in 46 silent films and 11 talkies, including hits such as Mantrap (1926), It (1927), and Wings (1927). She was named first box-office draw in 1928 and 1929 and second box-office draw in 1927 and 1930. Her presence in a motion picture was said to have ensured investors, by odds of almost two-to-one, a "safe return". At the apex of her stardom, she received more than 45,000 fan letters in a single month (January 1929).

Two years after marrying actor Rex Bell in 1931, Bow retired from acting and became a rancher in Nevada. Her final film, Hoop-La, was released in 1933. In September 1965, Bow died of a heart attack at the age of 60.

Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Female

Known Credits 56

Birthday 1905-07-29

Day of Death 1965-09-27

Place of Birth Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA

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Also Known As

  • Clara Gordon Bow
  • The 'It' Girl

Acting TV ShowsMovies

2011 Fragments: Surviving Pieces of Lost Films as Herself (archive footage)
2010 Sigrid Holmquist as Sigrid Holmquist (archive footage)
2007 Why Be Good?: Sexuality & Censorship in Early Cinema
1994 100 Years at the Movies
1965 The Love Goddesses
1963 Hollywood Without Make-Up
1933 Hoop-La as Lou
1933 The Film Parade as Herself, film clip (archive footage) (uncredited)
1932 Call Her Savage as Nasa Springer
1931 The House That Shadows Built as (archive footage)
1931 Kick In as Molly Hewes
1931 No Limit as Helen 'Bunny' O'Day
1930 Her Wedding Night as Norma Martin
1930 Love Among the Millionaires as Pepper Whipple
1930 True to the Navy as Ruby Nolan
1930 Paramount on Parade as Herself
1929 The Saturday Night Kid as Mayme Barry
1929 Dangerous Curves as Pat Delaney
1929 The Wild Party as Stella Ames
1928 Three Weekends as Gladys O'Brien
1928 The Fleet's In as Trixie Deane
1928 Ladies of the Mob as Yvonne
1928 Red Hair as Bubbles McCoy
1927 Get Your Man as Nancy Worthington
1927 Hula as Hula Calhoun
1927 Wings as Mary Preston
1927 Rough House Rosie as Rosie O'Reilly
1927 Children of Divorce as Kitty Flanders
1927 It as Betty Lou Spence
1926 Kid Boots as Clara McCoy
1926 Mantrap as Alverna
1926 The Runaway as Cynthia Meade
1926 Fascinating Youth as Clara Bow
1926 Dancing Mothers as Kittens Westcourt
1926 Two Can Play as Dorothy Hammis
1926 Shadow of the Law as Mary Brophy
1925 The Ancient Mariner as Doris
1925 The Plastic Age as Cynthia Day
1925 My Lady of Whims as Prudence Severn
1925 The Best Bad Man as Peggy Swain
1925 Free to Love as Marie Anthony
1925 The Primrose Path as Marilyn Merrill
1925 Kiss Me Again as Grizette
1925 Parisian Love as Marie
1925 My Lady's Lips
1925 The Keeper of the Bees as Lolly Cameron
1925 Capital Punishment as Delia Tate
1924 Black Lightning as Martha Larned
1924 Helen's Babies as Alice Mayton
1924 Empty Hearts
1924 Daughters of Pleasure as Lila Millas
1924 Poisoned Paradise as Margot LeBlanc
1923 Black Oxen as Janet Ogelthorpe
1923 Maytime as Alice Tremaine
1922 Down to the Sea in Ships as 'Dot' Morgan
1922 Beyond the Rainbow as Virginia Gardener

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