Carole Lombard died 76 years ago today, at the age of 33. Her brief time on earth ending after crashing into a snowy mountaintop near Las Vegas, she left behind a world of grieving fans and one distraught husband.

Celebrate, rather than mourn, Carole today. She would not be one to wallow, after all!

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Some great Carole content around here:

Last year I chronicled the newspaper headlines around the time of her death, starting with January 16, through January 23:

75th Anniversary of Carole Lombard’s Death

Here’s a piece regarding Carole and those persisting baby rumors:

Carole Lombard, Clark Gable and The Baby That Never Was

Some rare Carole photos I came across in vintage scrapbooks:

Rare Carole Lombard Photos

A psychic in 1936 predicted Clark and Carole’s future. How right was she?

1936: A Hollywood Psychic Predicts Clark Gable and Carole Lombard’s Future

My top 5 Carole Lombard Films:

Carole Lombard Top 5

The story of how Clark once gifted Carole a wildcat:

Clark Gable, Carole Lombard and One Wild Cat

Carole jokes around on the set of “They Knew What They Wanted” with pictures to prove it:

Carole Lombard Behaving Like a Mugg!

 

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There’s also plenty of articles in the Article Archive:

Can the Gable-Lombard Love Story Have a Happy Ending?

What’s Become of the Good Scout?

Lombard: As She Sees Herself

Blonde Beauty Grows Up

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At Home with the Gables

She Knew What She Wanted

What the Loss of Carole Lombard Means to Clark Gable

and many others.

Celebrate Carole Lombard Gable today, and long may she rest in peace next to her beloved Clarkie.

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