Shop by the Stars aisle featuring Clark Gable (1901-1960) vintage movie cards, still photos, ephemera, and other collectibles. Cadiz, OH born screen legend arrived in Hollywood with acting coach Josephine Dillon in 1924, married her, and embarked on work as a film extra. Gable then took to the stage for a few years before being discovered and signed by MGM. He was soon appearing alongside major stars such as Joan Crawford in Dance, Fools, Dance and Laughing Sinners, Barbara Stanwyck in Night Nurse, Greta Garbo in Susan Lenox (Her Fall and Rise), and Norma Shearer in A Free Soul, and those titles only account for less than half of Gable's feature film appearances in 1931 alone! He'd win an Academy Award for Best Actor while on loan to Frank Capra at Columbia in It Happened One Night (1939), and he received two additional nominations before the decade was over for his work in Mutiny on the Bounty (1935) and, of course, Gone With the Wind (1939). Gable married Carole Lombard—the third of his five marriages—lost her tragically, served in World War II, and returned to MGM afterwards. Other popular Gable films include Red Dust (1932) opposite Jean Harlow, Manhattan Melodrama (1934) with William Powell and Myrna Loy, China Seas (1935) with Harlow again, San Francisco opposite Jeanette MacDonald with Spencer Tracy, and, later on, Run Silent Run Deep (1958) with Burt Lancaster. His final film was The Misfits (1961) with Marilyn Monroe and Montgomery Clift, released shortly after his death at the age of 59.
Birthday: February 1