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American actress

Carole Lombard is ...

Dead
Born 6 Oct 1908 in Fort Wayne
Died 16 Jan 1942 in Nevada
Age33 years, 3 months
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Carole Lombard
Carole Lombard
Photo of Carole Lombard from the cover of the January 1940 issue of Photoplay magazine. Photographer: Paul Hesse (1896 – 1973)

About Carole Lombard

Carole Lombard (born Jane Alice Peters, October 6, 1908 – January 16, 1942) was an American film actress. She was particularly noted for her energetic, often off-beat roles in the screwball comedies of the 1930s. She was the highest-paid star in Hollywood in the late 1930s. She was the third wife of actor Clark Gable. Lombard was born into a wealthy family in Fort Wayne, Indiana, but was raised in Los Angeles by her single mother. At 12, she was recruited by the film director Allan Dwan and made her screen debut in A Perfect Crime (1921). Eager to become an actress, she signed a contract with the Fox Film Corporation at age 16, but mainly played bit parts. She was dropped by Fox after a car accident left a scar on her face. Lombard appeared in 15 short comedies for Mack Sennett between 1927 and 1929, and then began appearing in feature films such as High Voltage and The Racketeer. After a successful appearance in The Arizona Kid (1930), she was signed to a contract with Paramount Pictures. Paramount quickly began casting Lombard as a leading lady, primarily in drama films. Her profile increased when she married William Powell in 1931, but the couple divorced after two years. A turning point in Lombard's career came when she starred in Howard Hawks' pioneering screwball comedy Twentieth Century (1934). The actress found her niche in this genre, and continued to appear in films such as Hands Across the Table (1935) (forming a popular partnership with Fred MacMurray), My Man Godfrey (1936), for which she was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actress, and Nothing Sacred (1937). At this time, Lombard married "the King of Hollywood", Clark Gable, and the supercouple gained much attention from the media. Keen to win an Oscar, at the end of the decade, Lombard began to move towards more serious roles. Unsuccessful in this aim, she returned to comedy in Alfred Hitchcock's Mr. & Mrs. Smith (1941) and Ernst Lubitsch's To Be or Not to Be (1942)—her final film role. Lombard's career was cut short when she died at the age of 33 in an airplane crash on Mount Potosi, Nevada while returning from a war bond tour. Today, she is remembered as one of the definitive actresses of the screwball comedy genre and American comedy, and ranks among the American Film Institute's greatest female stars of classic Hollywood cinema.

Death

When the U.S. entered World War II at the end of 1941, Lombard traveled to her home state of Indiana for a war bond rally with her mother, Bess Peters, and Clark Gable's press agent, Otto Winkler. Lombard was able to raise over $2 million ($35 million in 2016) in defense bonds in a single evening. Her party had initially been scheduled to return to Los Angeles by train, but Lombard was anxious to reach home more quickly and wanted to fly by a scheduled airline. Her mother and Winkler were both afraid of flying and insisted they follow their original travel plans. Lombard suggested they flip a coin; they agreed and Lombard won the toss.

In the early morning hours of January 16, 1942, Lombard, her mother, and Winkler boarded a Transcontinental and Western Air Douglas DST (Douglas Sleeper Transport) aircraft to return to California. After refueling in Las Vegas, TWA Flight 3 took off at 7:07 p.m. and around 13 minutes later, crashed into "Double Up Peak" near the 8,300-foot (2,530 m) level of Potosi Mountain, 32 statute miles (51 km) southwest of Las Vegas. All 22 aboard, Lombard and her mother included, plus fifteen army servicemen, were killed instantly.

Films

Carole Lombard has worked on the following films:

To Be or Not to Be
1942 film by Ernst Lubitsch
1942
Nothing Sacred
1937 film by William A. Wellman
1937
Mr. & Mrs. Smith
1941 film by Alfred Hitchcock
1941
Dynamite
1929 film
1929
Fools for Scandal
1938 film by Mervyn LeRoy
1938
No Man of Her Own
1932 film by Wesley Ruggles
1932
Hands Across the Table
1935 film by Mitchell Leisen
1935
The Plastic Age
1925 film by Wesley Ruggles
1925
We're Not Dressing
1934 film by Benjamin Glazer, Norman Taurog
1934
High Voltage
1929 film by Howard Higgin
1929
The Eagle and the Hawk
1933 film by Stuart Walker
1933
The Princess Comes Across
1936 film by William K. Howard
1936
In Name Only
1939 film by John Cromwell
1939
Now and Forever
1934 film by Henry Hathaway
1934
Supernatural
1933 horror film
1933
Rumba
1935 film by Marion Gering
1935
Swing High, Swing Low
1937 film by Mitchell Leisen
1937
Made for Each Other
1938 film by John Cromwell
1938
Sinners in the Sun
1932 film by Alexander Hall
1932
The Gay Bride
1934 film by Jack Conway
1934
I Take This Woman
1931 film by Marion Gering
1931
They Knew What They Wanted
1940 film by Garson Kanin
1940
True Confession
1937 film by Wesley Ruggles
1937
Vigil in the Night
1940 film by George Stevens
1940
The Campus Vamp
1928 film by Harry Edwards
1928
The Golden Age of Comedy
1957 film by Robert Youngson
1957
Fast and Loose
1930 film by Fred C. Newmeyer
1930
Lady by Choice
1934 film by David Burton
1934
Man of the World
1931 film by Richard Wallace
1931
Love Before Breakfast
1936 film by Walter Lang
1936
No More Orchids
1932 film by Walter Lang
1932
Me
1928 film by Raoul Walsh
1928
Virtue
1932 romance film
1932
White Woman
1933 film by Stuart Walker
1933
It Pays to Advertise
1931 American comedy film, directed by Frank Tuttle
1931
The Racketeer
1929 film by Howard Higgin
1929
Big News
1929 film by Gregory La Cava
1929
The Arizona Kid
1930 film by Alfred Santell
1930
Up Pops the Devil
1931 film by A. Edward Sutherland
1931
From Hell to Heaven
1933 film by Erle C. Kenton
1933
The Love Goddesses
1965 film by Saul J. Turell
1965
Power
1928 film by Howard Higgin
1928
Brief Moment
1933 film by David Burton
1933
Ladies' Man
1931 film by Lothar Mendes
1931
No One Man
1932 film by Lloyd Corrigan
1932