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American film actor

Clark Gable is ...

Dead
Born 1 Feb 1901 in Cadiz
Died 16 Nov 1960 in Los Angeles
Age59 years, 9 months
Causemyocardial infarction
Correction?
Clark Gable
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About Clark Gable

William Clark Gable (February 1, 1901 – November 16, 1960) was an American film actor and military officer, often referred to as "The King of Hollywood" or just simply as "The King". He began his career as a stage actor and appeared as an extra in silent films between 1924 and 1926, and progressed to supporting roles with a few films for Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer in 1931. The next year, he landed his first leading Hollywood role and over the next three decades he became a leading man in more than 60 motion pictures. Gable won an Academy Award for Best Actor for It Happened One Night (1934), and was nominated for leading roles in Mutiny on the Bounty (1935) and for his best-known role as Rhett Butler in Gone with the Wind (1939). Gable also found success commercially and critically with films such as Red Dust (1932), Manhattan Melodrama (1934), San Francisco (1936), Saratoga (1937) Boom Town (1940), The Hucksters (1947), Homecoming (1948), and The Misfits (1961), which was his final screen appearance. Gable appeared opposite some of the most popular actresses of the time. Joan Crawford was his favorite actress to work with, and she was partnered with Gable in eight films. Myrna Loy worked 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 and Ava Gardner in three each. Gable's final film, The Misfits (1961), united him with Marilyn Monroe (also in her last completed screen appearance). Gable is considered one of the most consistent box-office performers in history, appearing on Quigley Publishing's annual Top Ten Money Making Stars Poll 16 times. He was named the seventh-greatest male star of classic American cinema by the American Film Institute.

He is also known as The King, The King of Hollywood and William Clark Gable.

Death

On November 6, 1960, Gable was sent to Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center in Los Angeles, California, where doctors found that he had suffered a heart attack. Newspaper reports the following day listed his condition as satisfactory. By the morning of November 16 he seemed to be improving. But he died that evening at age 59 from an arterial blood clot. Medical staff did not perform CPR for fear that the procedure would rupture Gable's heart, and a defibrillator was not available.

There was speculation that Gable's physically demanding role in The Misfits contributed to his sudden death soon after filming was completed. In an interview with Louella Parsons, published soon after Gable's death, Kay Gable said, "It wasn't the physical exertion that killed him. It was the horrible tension, the eternal waiting, waiting, waiting. He waited around forever, for everybody. He'd get so angry that he'd just go ahead and do anything to keep occupied." Monroe said that she and Kay had become close during the filming and would refer to Clark as "Our Man", while Arthur Miller, observing Gable on location, noted, "no hint of affront ever showed on his face".

On March 20, 1961, Kay Gable gave birth to Gable's only son, John Clark Gable, at the same hospital in which her husband had died four months earlier. Marilyn Monroe attended his son's baptism.

Films

Clark Gable has worked on the following films:

Command Decision
1948 film by Sam Wood
1948
The Misfits
1961 film by John Huston
1961
The Painted Desert
1931 film by Howard Higgin
1931
That's Entertainment!
1974 film by Jack Haley, Jr.
1974
San Francisco
1936 film by D. W. Griffith, W. S. Van Dyke
1936
Hell Divers
1931 film by George W. Hill
1931
Run Silent, Run Deep
1958 film by Robert Wise
1958
Idiot's Delight
1939 film by Clarence Brown
1939
Boom Town
1940 film by Jack Conway, John Waters
1940
Night Flight
1933 film by Clarence Brown
1933
Test Pilot
1938 American film
1938
Honky Tonk
1941 film by Jack Conway
1941
The Easiest Way
1931 film by Jack Conway
1931
Mogambo
1953 film by John Ford
1953
Manhattan Melodrama
1934 film by W. S. Van Dyke, George Cukor
1934
Band of Angels
1957 film by Raoul Walsh
1957
Love on the Run
1936 film by W. S. Van Dyke
1936
Red Dust
1932 film by Victor Fleming
1932
Across the Wide Missouri
1951 film by William A. Wellman
1951
Too Hot to Handle
1938 film by Jack Conway
1938
Wife vs. Secretary
1936 film by Clarence Brown
1936
Saratoga
1937 film by Jack Conway
1937
Night Nurse
1931 film by William A. Wellman
1931
Combat America
1943
No Man of Her Own
1932 film by Wesley Ruggles
1932
They Met in Bombay
1941 film by Clarence Brown
1941
Adventure
1945 American romantic drama film
1945
A Free Soul
1931 film by Clarence Brown
1931
The Plastic Age
1925 film by Wesley Ruggles
1925
Dancing Lady
1933 film by Robert Zigler Leonard
1933
Possessed
1931 film by Clarence Brown
1931
Betrayed
1954 film by Gottfried Reinhardt
1954
Forsaking All Others
1934 film by W. S. Van Dyke
1934
China Seas
1935 film by Tay Garnett
1935
Hold Your Man
1933 film by Sam Wood
1933
The Front Page
1931 American comedy film
1931
The Merry Widow
1925 film by Erich von Stroheim
1925
Chained
1934 film by Clarence Brown
1934
Somewhere I'll Find You
1942 film by Wesley Ruggles
1942
The Tall Men
1955 film by Raoul Walsh
1955
Never Let Me Go
1953 film by Delmer Daves
1953
The Call of the Wild
1935 film by William A. Wellman
1935
Strange Cargo
1940 film by Frank Borzage
1940
Cain and Mabel
1936 film by Lloyd Bacon
1936
Homecoming
1948 film by Mervyn LeRoy
1948
Susan Lenox
1931 film by Robert Zigler Leonard
1931
Comrade X
1940 film by King Vidor
1940
Polly of the Circus
1932 film by Alfred Santell
1932
Wings Up
1943
Parnell
1937 film by John M. Stahl
1937
Lone Star
1952 film by Vincent Sherman
1952
It Started in Naples
1960 film by Melville Shavelson
1960
Soldier of Fortune
1955 film by Edward Dmytryk
1955
The White Sister
1933 film by Victor Fleming
1933
Romance of Celluloid
1937
But Not for Me
1959 film by Walter Lang
1959
Men in White
1934 film by Richard Boleslawski
1934
The Secret Six
1931 film by George W. Hill
1931
Laughing Sinners
1931 film by Harry Beaumont
1931
Teacher's Pet
1958 film by George Seaton
1958
The King and Four Queens
1956 film by Raoul Walsh
1956
Dance, Fools, Dance
1931 film by Harry Beaumont
1931
Any Number Can Play
1949 film by Mervyn LeRoy
1949
To Please a Lady
1950 film by Clarence Brown
1950
Key to the City
1950 film by George Sidney
1950
Forbidden Paradise
1924 film by Ernst Lubitsch
1924
Strange Interlude
1932 film by Robert Zigler Leonard
1932
Sporting Blood
1931 film by Charles Brabin
1931
Du Barry, Woman of Passion
1930 film by Sam Taylor
1930
Déclassée
1925 film by Robert G. Vignola
1925
After Office Hours
1935 film by Robert Zigler Leonard
1935
White Man
1924 film by Louis J. Gasnier
1924
The Love Goddesses
1965 film by Saul J. Turell
1965
Some of the Best: Twenty-Five Years of Motion Picture Leadership
1950