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.