Person - Gable, Clark (1901-1960)

Gable, Clark (1901-1960)




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1901-02-01 - 1960-11-16


American producer and actor. Known for participating in "Gone with the Wind" (1939) as Rhett Butler. He started his career as a theatre actor, and in 1924 he traveled to Hollywood with his wife and acting coach Josephine Dillon (1884-1971), whom she would divorce soon after. Since he was not offered any major acting roles, he decided to focus on his theatre career, establishing a close friendship with Lionel Barrymore (1878-1954). In 1930 he signed a contract with Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM), acting in various films such as "The Painted Desert" (1931) and "Night Nurse" (1931), later obtaining major roles in films like "Hold Your Man" (1933). In 1934 he won an Academy Award due to his work in "It Happened One Night" (1934). In 1935 he took part in "Mutiny on the Bounty", and later in 1939's "Gone with the Wind" as Rhett Butler. After joining the army for several years, he attempted to renew his contract with Metro-Golden-Mayer without success. Other works in which he has participated are "Call of the Wild" (1935), "Love on the Run" (1936) and "Boom Town" (1940).

World War, 1939-1945

Date of the event: 1939 - 1945



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Film producers

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Cukor, George (1899-1983)  ( He/She is apprentice/student/employee of )

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Fleming, Victor (1889-1949)  ( He/She is the tutor/teacher/boss of )

Havilland, Olivia de (1916-2020)  ( He/She/It collaborated with )

Howard, Leslie (1893-1943)  ( He/She is the tutor/teacher/boss of )

Leigh, Vivien (1913-1967)  ( He/She is apprentice/student/employee of )

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios, Inc. (Estados Unidos)  ( He/She works for )

Wood, Sam (1883-1949)  ( He/She is the tutor/teacher/boss of )

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