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Clark Gable's Tragic Love Story With Carole Lombard

According to The Saturday Evening Post, Clark Gable and Carole Lombard were two of the biggest stars in Hollywood during the 1930s. Biography writes that Gable became a leading man after he starred in 1934's "It Happened One Night." As for Lombard, she was known for her comedies, including "Twentieth Century" and "My Man Godfrey" (via TCM). Britannica reports that the pair met in 1932 while filming their only project together, "No Man of Her Own." It was not love at first sight; at the time, Gable was married to Maria Langham and Lombard to actor William Powell (per The Vintage News).
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On This Day: Carole Lombard dies in plane crash

Jan. 16 (UPI) -- On this date in history:. In 1581, the English Parliament outlawed Roman Catholicism. In 1919, the United States went legally "dry" when the 36th state ratified the 18th Amendment. Prohibition went into effect one year later and the amendment was repealed in 1933. In 1942, screen...
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You Have to be Crazy: Carole Lombard and True Confession

Of all the actresses who starred in screwball comedies – a genre that favoured its female leads above everyone else – Carole Lombard is the exemplar, suited to the peculiar demands of the films even more than Loy, Colbert, Davies, Arthur, Hepburn, Russell, Dunne, Rogers or Stanwyck. This is never more true than in True Confession, a 1937 picture where Lombard's Helen, an aspiring writer and compulsive liar, distinguishes herself by being just that little bit dafter than anyone else onscreen.
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Pearl Harbor Turns 80: Carole Lombard Was Hollywood’s First World War II Casualty

On Dec. 22, 1941, Carole Lombard and Clark Gable, Hollywood’s most glamorous couple, called an emergency gathering of the Victory Committee’s actors branch at the Beverly Wilshire hotel. Fifteen days earlier — on Dec. 7, exactly 80 years ago today — Japan had launched a surprise attack on Pearl Harbor that killed 2,403  Americans and brought the country into World War II. The swanky affair, attended by Gary Cooper and Bette Davis, mobilized the stars: Funds needed to be raised, troops entertained, the wounded comforted. As recounted in Hollywood Victory:The Movies, Stars, and Stories of World War II, a new book...
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