Biography

William Clark Gable (February 1, 1901 – November 16, 1960) was an American film actor. In 1999, the American Film Institute named Gable seventh among the greatest male stars of all time.

Gable's most famous role was Rhett Butler in the 1939 Civil War epic film Gone with the Wind, in which he starred with Vivien Leigh. His performance earned him his third nomination for the Academy Award for Best Actor; he won for It Happened One Night (1934) and was also nominated for Mutiny on the Bounty (1935). Later performances were in Run Silent, Run Deep, a submarine war film, and his final film, The Misfits (1961), which paired Gable with Marilyn Monroe, also in her last screen appearance.

During his long film career, Gable appeared opposite some of the most popular actresses of the time. Joan Crawford, who was his favorite actress to work with, was partnered with Gable in eight films, Myrna Loy was with him seven times, and he was paired with Jean Harlow in six productions. He also starred with Lana Turner in four features, and with Norma Shearer in three. Gable was often named the top male star in the mid-30s, and was second only to the top box-office draw of all, Shirley Temple.

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William Clark Gable (February 1, 1901 – November 16, 1960) was an American film actor. In 1999, the American Film Institute named Gable seventh among the greatest male stars of all time.

Gable's most famous role was Rhett Butler in the 1939 Civil War epic film Gone with the Wind, in which he starred with Vivien Leigh. His performance earned him his third nomination for the Academy Award for Best Actor; he won for It Happened One Night (1934) and was also nominated for Mutiny on the Bounty (1935). Later performances were in Run Silent, Run Deep, a submarine war film, and his final film, The Misfits (1961), which paired Gable with Marilyn Monroe, also in her last screen appearance.

During his long film career, Gable appeared opposite some of the most popular actresses of the time. Joan Crawford, who was his favorite actress to work with, was partnered with Gable in eight films, Myrna Loy was with him seven times, and he was paired with Jean Harlow in six productions. He also starred with Lana Turner in four features, and with Norma Shearer in three. Gable was often named the top male star in the mid-30s, and was second only to the top box-office draw of all, Shirley Temple.

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Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Male

Known Credits 109

Birthday 1901-02-01

Day of Death 1960-11-16

Place of Birth Cadiz, Ohio, USA

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Also Known As

  • William Clark Gable
  • The King of Hollywood
  • Кларк Гейбл

Acting TV ShowsMovies

2008 Thou Shalt Not: Sex, Sin and Censorship in Pre-Code Hollywood as Various Roles (archive footage)
2007 Bela Lugosi: The Fallen Vampire as Himself (archive footage)
2004 Melanie Remembers: Reflections by Olivia DeHavilland as Himself-archive
2004 Judy Garland: By Myself as Himself
2003 Complicated Women as Himself (archive footage)
1994 That's Entertainment! III as (archive footage)
1993 La classe américaine as L'acteur
1993 Harlow: The Blonde Bombshell as Himself
1991 Barbara Stanwyck: Fire and Desire as Himself (archive footage)
1991 Hollywood Remembers: Myrna Loy - So Nice to Come Home to as (archive footage)
1988 The Making of a Legend: Gone with the Wind as (archive footage)
1986 The Spencer Tracy Legacy: A Tribute by Katharine Hepburn
1976 That's Entertainment, Part II as Clips from 'Gone with the Wind' & 'Strange Cargo' etc. (archive footage)
1975 Brother, Can You Spare a Dime? as (archive footage)
1974 That's Entertainment! as Clip from 'Idiot's Delight' (archive footage)
1965 Hollywood My Home Town
1965 Verifica incerta - Disperse Exclamatory Phase
1964 The Big Parade of Comedy as Eddie in 'Hold Your Man' (archive footage)
1963 Hollywood Without Make-Up
1961 The Misfits as Gay Langland
1960 It Started in Naples as Michael Hamilton
1959 But Not for Me as Russell 'Russ' Ward
1958 Teacher's Pet as James Gannon / James Gallangher
1958 Run Silent, Run Deep as Cmdr, Richardson
1957 Band of Angels as Hamish Bond
1956 The King and Four Queens as Dan Kehoe
1955 The Tall Men as Colonel Ben Allison
1955 Soldier of Fortune as Hank Lee
1954 A Star Is Born World Premiere as Himself - in crowd (uncredited)
1954 Betrayed as Col. Pieter Deventer
1953 Mogambo as Victor Marswell
1953 Never Let Me Go as Philip Sutherland
1953 The Academy Awards (1 episode)
1952 Lone Star as Devereaux Burke
1951 Callaway Went Thataway as Clark Gable (uncredited)
1951 Across the Wide Missouri as Flint Mitchell
1950 To Please a Lady as Mike Brannan
1950 Key to the City as Steve Fisk
1949 Any Number Can Play as Charley Enley Kyng
1948 Command Decision as Brigadier General K.C. 'Casey' Dennis
1948 The Ed Sullivan Show (3 episodes)
1948 Homecoming as Col. Ulysses Delby 'Lee' Johnson
1947 The Hucksters as Victor Albee Norman
1945 Adventure as Harry Patterson
1943 Wings Up as Narrator
1943 Show-Business at War as Himself
1943 Combat America as Narrator
1942 Somewhere I'll Find You as Jonathon 'Jonny' Davis
1941 Honky Tonk as 'Candy' Johnson
1941 They Met in Bombay as Gerald Meldrick
1940 Comrade X as McKinley B. 'Mac' Thompson
1940 Boom Town as Big John McMasters
1940 Cavalcade of the Academy Awards as (archive footage)
1940 Hollywood: Style Center of the World as Himself
1940 Strange Cargo as André Verne
1940 Northward, Ho! as Himself
1940 The Miracle of Sound as Himself
1939 Gone with the Wind as Rhett Butler
1939 Hollywood Hobbies as Himself
1939 Idiot's Delight as Harry Van
1938 Too Hot to Handle as Chris Hunter
1938 Hollywood Goes to Town as Himself
1938 Test Pilot as Jim
1937 The Romance of Celluloid as Himself
1937 Saratoga as Duke Bradley
1937 Parnell as Charles Stewart Parnell
1937 Hollywood Party as Himself
1936 Love on the Run as Michael Anthony
1936 Cain and Mabel as Larry Cain
1936 San Francisco as Blackie Norton
1936 Wife vs. Secretary as Van 'V.S.' Stanhope
1935 Mutiny on the Bounty as Fletcher Christian
1935 Starlit Days at the Lido
1935 Call of the Wild as Jack Thornton
1935 China Seas as Alan Gaskell
1935 After Office Hours as Jim Branch
1934 Forsaking All Others as Jeffrey Williams
1934 Chained as Michael 'Mike' Bradley
1934 Manhattan Melodrama as Edward J. 'Blackie' Gallagher
1934 Men in White as Dr. George Ferguson
1934 Hollywood on Parade No. B-1
1934 It Happened One Night as Peter Warne
1933 Dancing Lady as Patch Gallagher
1933 Night Flight as Jules
1933 Hold Your Man as Eddie Hall
1933 The White Sister as Giovanni Severi
1932 Strange Interlude as Dr. Ned Darrell
1932 No Man of Her Own as Jerry 'Babe' Stewart
1932 Red Dust as Dennis Carson
1932 Polly of the Circus as Rev. John Hartley
1932 Hell Divers as Steve Nelson
1931 The Christmas Party as Himself (uncredited)
1931 Possessed as Mark Whitney
1931 Susan Lenox (Her Fall and Rise) as Rodney Spencer
1931 Sporting Blood as Warren 'Rid' Riddell
1931 Night Nurse as Nick
1931 A Free Soul as Ace Wilfong
1931 Laughing Sinners as Carl Loomis
1931 The Secret Six as Carl Luckner
1931 The Finger Points as Louis J. Blanco
1931 The Easiest Way as Nick Feliki
1931 Dance, Fools, Dance as Jake Luva
1931 The Painted Desert as Rance Brett
1930 Du Barry, Woman of Passion as Extra (voice)
1925 Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ as Roman Guard (uncredited)
1925 North Star as Archie West
1925 The Merry Widow as Ballroom Dancer (uncredited)
1924 White Man as Lady Andrea's Brother
1924 Forbidden Paradise as Soldier in Czarina's guard (uncredited)

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