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{75th Anniversary of Carole Lombard’s Death} January 21, 2016

January 21 brought news of Carole’s funeral to be held later that day at Forest Lawn.   Carole Lombard Funeral at Forest Lawn Private funeral services, with only intimate friends...

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{75th Anniversary of Carole Lombard’s Death} January 20, 2016

On January 20, grieving Clark Gable took his wife and mother-in-law’s broken bodies back to California. Gable Plans to Take Carole’s Body Back to Hollywood Today Clark Gable planned to...

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{In the News} The Final Years of Kay Williams 1965-1983

Here is our final installment of the Kay Williams news clippings series. The other installments:  Clark Gable Marries Kay Spreckels 1955-1960 Kay Williams Divorces Adolph Spreckels, Dates Clark Gable Again...

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{In The News} Newly Widowed Kay Williams 1961-1963

We last left Clark Gable and Kay Williams Gable in late 1960. Clark died on November 16, 1960, and I am skipping over all the coverage of his illness and...

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{In The News} Clark Gable Marries Kay Spreckels 1955-1960

  We pick up from our last installment and head into 1955, the year Clark and Kay married. January 3, 1955: Clark Gable Denies Kay Spreckels Romance Hollywood–Actor Clark Gable...

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{In the News} Kay Williams Divorces Adolph Spreckels, Dates Clark Gable Again 1951-1954

When we last left Kay, she was married to Adolph Spreckels Jr. and had just given birth to their second child. September 13, 1951: Fifth Wife Sues Spreckels Heir Los...

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{In the News} Kay Williams Marries Adolph Spreckels 1945-1951

Picking up with where we left off, Kay and Clark Gable are broken up and so Kay has moved on.. September 7, 1945: Kay Williams Is Bride Hollywood–Blond actress Kay...

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{In the News} Kay Williams Dates Clark Gable (For The First Time) 1944-1945

When we last left Kay, she’d been awarded a divorce from her second husband, Argentine millionaire Macoco. Before we get into 1944, I want to address some inconsistencies about when...

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{In the News} Kay Williams 1937-1943

Just as I did for Clark Gable’s fourth wife, Sylvia Ashley, I’ve rounded up newspaper blurbs about his fifth wife, Kay Williams. Kathleen “Kay” Williams was born on August 7,...

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{In The News} The Later Years of Sylvia Ashley (1955-1977)

We’ve recently explored Clark Gable and Sylvia Ashley’s Divorce Battle (Part 1, Part 2 and Part 3) and  Clark and Sylvia in the two years following their divorce.  What happened...