Category: Clark Gable

Joan Crawford and Clark Gable publicity photos for Dancing Lady (1933)

Clark Gable photographed by George Hurrell, 1931.

Clark Gable photographed by George Hurrell, 1931.

Clark Gable and Joan Crawford publicity photos for Possessed (1931)

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Clark Gable and Carole Lombard publicity shots for No Man of Her Own (1932)

Four years after No Man of Her Own, they reunited at a Hollywood party and began a romance in early 1936. Gable was separated from his wife, Rhea Langham, but she did not want to grant him a divorce. Langham eventually agreed to a settlement worth half a million dollars.The divorce was finalized in March 1939. Gable and Lombard eloped in Kingman, Arizona, on March 29. They wanted start a family but Carole was unable to have children, she had two miscarriages. Carole died on

January 16, 1942

in a plane crash in Nevada en route to Los Angeles after selling war bonds in her home state of Indiana.

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Marilyn Monroe and Clark Gable photographed by Elliott Erwitt on the set of “The Misfits” in Reno, Nevada, 1960.

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Clark Gable and Loretta Young in The Call of the Wild (1935)

During filming Clark and Loretta had an affair resulting in the birth of their daughter, Judy Lewis on November 6, 1935. Loretta, a single

devout

Catholic concealed her pregnancy and placed her daughter in an orphanage at eight months. She brought her into public view at 19 months, saying she was her adopted child. Judy didn’t discover the truth about her biological parents until was 31 years old, by then Clark had died. The truth was kept a secret for nearly 60 years until Judy confirmed that the rumors were true in her 1994 memoir Uncommon Knowledge

Clark Gable and Carole Lombard in No Man of Her Own (1932)

Ebony Magazine Covers – 1949

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Gene Tierney and Clark Gable publicity photos for “Never Let Me Go” (1953).