Clark Gable died 54 years ago today, on November 16, 1960. He was 59 years old.
Here is the description of his final ten days on earth, detailed by his widow, Kay.
The last day Clark spent in the house he loved began much as any other day on the ranch, except that [...]
There are a lot of misconceptions about Clark Gable, but one of them that I really can’t tolerate is anyone who says his Army service wasn’t the selfless and heroic act that it was. Today is Veterans Day and therefore the perfect opportunity to revisit this 2008 article that [...]
2014 has brought about the 75th anniversary of Gone with the Wind, which has been met with much deserving fanfare. No doubt, Rhett Butler is who draws the majority of people into Clark Gable fandom these days.
But this year brings about another important film milestone: the [...]
A very happy birthday to the third Mrs. Clark Gable, the love of his life, Carole Lombard!
It isn’t her birthday without this audio of Clark singing “Happy Birthday” to her:
Hard to believe Miss Lombard would be 106 if she was still with us today.
I’ve just returned from my [...]
Everyone has specific years in their lives where they look back and realize that that particular year was one of the most memorable of their entire lives. 1939 is being heralded quite a bit this year, as it is widely considered the best year for movies in history, with classics such as Gone with the [...]
Today marks the fifth anniversary of DearMrGable.com!
I can hardly believe that myself. It seems like only yesterday I was just a Clark Gable fan on the internet, sharing information here and there, until people started saying, “He doesn’t have a decent website! YOU should do it!” I went from “Nah, no way [...]
Clark’s description of the day himself:
It has been written since then that Carole and I had that wedding day planned out for months in advance, but that’s not true. It happened this way. On the [...]
Today is Clark Gable’s 113th birthday!
Instead of me describing the man and shouting his praises, let’s leave it to the people who actually knew him, shall we? Here are 113 quotes about Clark from his wives, his friends, his costars and his coworkers:
1. “The tough thing about describing Clark [...]
Carole Lombard Gable died 72 years ago today, in a horrific plane crash. She was 33 years old. It’s always difficult to realize that she died such a long time ago, as she always comes across as so modern.
This memorial article from Hollywood magazine sums her up quite nicely. Rather [...]
After a long and tedious shooting schedule for The Misfits, Clark Gable was ready for a rest. He was set on not doing another movie until after his child was born, in March. On November 6, 1960, he spent what would be his final day at his [...]
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