Short bio on Clark Gable
Clark Cable was one of the best known actors of all time in the great classic movies that we have all come to love over the years. He was born in Cadiz, Ohio on February 1st, 1901 and his birth name was William Clark Gable. He went by many nicknames over the years such as Gabe, The King, The King of Hollywood, and Pa. His mother died when he was a mere 7 months old. When he was 16 years old, he quit school and went to work for a tire company in Ohio, but after a night of watching the play called “The Bird of Paradise,” he decided to become an actor as his passion for this career felt so great within himself.
Clark Gable made it to Hollywood to pursue his career and met a woman names Josephine Dillon, which was to be his acting coach that would teach him everything that he needed to know in order to become successful in the acting business. Josephine Dillon was some 17 years older than Gable, but they shared a lot of the same morals and principles and later ended up getting married to one another.
In 1930, Gable was finally signed by MGM, though only after many failed attempts to make it big. He became the co-star in the 1931 film called “Dance, Fools, Dance.” Later that year, he starred in another movie called “A Free Soul,” and this is where the public people really began to fall in love with Clark Gable.
Clark Gable was married 3 times and with each wife, he kept his acting career alive and well. After his third wife died in a plane crash, Gable decided to join the U.S. Air Force which took him away from the big screen for about 3 years. He was on missions in Europe. When he returned, he never renewed his contracts for film making and freelanced his own work, which turned out to be unsuccessful in the end. All of the sudden, he announced to the public that he was becoming a father though two months after the birth of his baby, he died from a heart attack. We will always remember Clark Gable as one of the actors that pushed the big screed movies into the future.