Gable won the Academy Award for Best Actor for Frank Capra’s It Happened One Night. He was nominated for the same award for his roles as Fletcher Christian in Mutiny on the Bounty and as Rhett Butler opposite Vivien Leigh’s Scarlett O’Hara in Gone with the Wind. His final on screen appearance was of an aging cowboy in The Misfits, released posthumously in 1961.
About Clark Gable in brief
William Clark Gable was an American film actor. Gable won the Academy Award for Best Actor for Frank Capra’s It Happened One Night. He was nominated for the same award for his roles as Fletcher Christian in Mutiny on the Bounty and as Rhett Butler opposite Vivien Leigh’s Scarlett O’Hara in Gone with the Wind. His final on screen appearance was of an aging cowboy in The Misfits, released posthumously in 1961. He had roles in more than 60 motion pictures in multiple genres during a career that lasted 37 years, three decades of which was as a leading man. He died of a heart attack; his final film role was of a cowboy in the 1961 film TheMisfits. He appeared opposite some of the most popular actresses of their time, including Joan Crawford, Myrna Loy, Lana Turner, Norma Shearer and Ava Gardner. He also starred in westerns and war movies, such as Run Silent, Run Deep with Burt Lancaster, and in comedies that paired him with a new generation of leading ladies such as Doris Day in Teacher’s Pet and Sophia Loren in It Started in Naples. His father refused to raise him in the Catholic faith, which provoked criticism from the Hershelman family. His stepmother raised the tall, shy child with a loud voice to be well-dressed and well-groomed. He later took up brass instruments, becoming the only boy in the Hopedale Men’s town band at age 13.
His mother died when he was ten months old, and his father moved to Tulsa, Oklahoma, to work on a farm. He started acting at the age of 17, but was unable to make a living until turning 21 and receiving his inheritance from a trust from his stepmother. After seeing The Bird in Paradise, he was inspired to become an actor after seeing the play The Bird of Paradise at age 17. He starred in several films with Spencer Tracy, including Manhattan Melodrama, San Francisco, Saratoga, Test Pilot and Boom Town. He spent two years as an aerial cameraman and bomber gunner in Europe during World War II. He played the role of a soldier in The Hucksters, Homecoming, Mogambo and The Huckster, which also featured newcomer Grace Kelly. In April 1903, Gable’s father married Jennie Dunlap. Gable had Pennsylvania Dutch, Belgian, and German ancestry. He was named William after his father, but he was almost always called Clark, and referred to as \”the kid\” by his father. Gable was named the seventh-greatest male star of classic American cinema by the American Film Institute. His father was a Protestant and his mother a Catholic. The family moved to Palmyra Township, Ohio, near Tulsa, in 1917 and had financial difficulties in 1917. In 1920, his father left Gable to work for the Firestone Tire and Rubber Company in Akron.