Clark Gable

Smiley: Clark Gable might have slept here

Another tale of Clark Gable's stay in the Baton Rouge area:. Liz Treppendahl says, "When Clark Gable was here filming 'Band of Angels' in 1957, he wanted to go quail hunting. "His business manager asked around and was told to call my dad, Marshall Treppendahl. We lived on a farm just south of Woodville, Mississippi, and had quite good quail hunting on our place.

Clark Gable Birthday Bash Set Saturday At Museum

Clark Gable Museum officials are hoping for decent weather this weekend as they prepare to celebrate the Hollywood actor’s 121st birthday in person Saturday. The celebration is set for 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the museum, located at 128 Charleston St. in Cadiz. Nan Mattern, executive director of...
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Clark Gable birthday celebration set for Saturday

CADIZ — Clark Gable Museum officials are hoping for decent weather this weekend as they prepare to celebrate the Hollywood actor’s 121st birthday in person Saturday. The celebration is set for 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the museum, located at 128 Charleston St. in Cadiz. Nan Mattern,...

Briggs: From Clark Gable to goofy pets, local folks talk about the 'weird' things they're thankful for

Happy Thanksgiving, everyone! What’s not to like about a holiday filled with delicious food, family, friends and a little football (if that’s what you’re into)?. When you ask people in the U.S. this time of year (and really, any time of year) what they are most grateful for, chances are they’ll say their health, people to love who love them back, and that they live in a nice place.

Clark Gable was walking time bomb due to risky health choices

Clark Gable had just about every known lifestyle risk factor for the heart attack that killed him at the very young age of 59. Perhaps best known for his role as Rhett Butler in Gone with the Wind (1939), he was the leading man in more than 60 motion pictures and was nominated three times for an Academy Award for Best Actor. He appeared with Joan Crawford in eight films, Myrna Loy in seven, Jean Harlow in six, Lana Turner in four, Norma Shearer and Ava Gardner in three, and Marilyn Monroe in one. He was one of Hollywood’s best paid actors for 16 years.

Chumash legend, a nurse’s diary, Clark Gable and a haunted cow are part of student-written play, “Camarillo Tales”

“It’s a collection of original short plays written and performed by the students,” said Performing Arts/Theater Lecturer Laura Covault. “It’s a story of Cal State Channel Islands inspired by the history and lore of the land—the Chumash, the hospital, the people and the campus. Professional playwright Marisela Treviño Orta coached...
The Spokesman-Review

Spokane and the King of Hollywood: Photos reveal Clark Gable trained here as a turret gunner in World War II

In the 1940s, Clark Gable was the King of Hollywood. Millions of people around the world knew and loved him from his iconic roles in films like “Gone With the Wind,” “Mutiny on the Bounty” and “It Happened One Night.” Gable, with his trademark mustache, probably couldn’t have walked down a busy street anywhere in America without being recognized.

Clark Gable and Charles Laughton in MUTINY ON THE BOUNTY Screening at The Wildey Theater in Edwardsville August 10th

“When you’re back in England with the fleet again, you’ll hear the hue and cry against me. From now on they’ll spell mutiny with my name.”. Exotic romance, turbulent drama, mighty spectacle- in M-G-M’s magnificent 1935 screen triumph MUTINY ON THE BOUNTY. starring Clark Gable and Charles Laughton. The adventure comes to life on the big screen when it plays at The Wildey Theater in Edwardsville, IL ( 252 N Main St, Edwardsville, IL 62025) at 7:00pm Tuesday August 10th. $3 Tickets available starting at 3pm day of movie at Wildey Theatre ticket office. Cash or check only. (cash, credit cards accepted for concessions) Lobby opens at 6pm.
Den of Geek

Clark Gable and His WW2 Death Wish

Clark Gable did not intend to see action when World War II came to America. Which is not to say he ignored the war. Gable was there that day in 1940 when President Franklin Roosevelt gave his famous “Arsenal of Democracy” speech from the Oval Office. And, indeed, the first thing the movie star did when he heard about the Pearl Harbor attack was cable FDR to offer his full support—and, tellingly, the besieged president promptly answered right back.

Clark Gable Never Got Over Wife Carole Lombard’s Tragic Death at 33: ‘They Lived a Peaceful Life’

At noon, three days after Carole Lombard died along with 21 others in a plane crash, the employees of all movie studios shared a moment of silence as “Taps” was played. In Washington, the Senate paused to hear a tribute lauding the actress for raising $2 million in war bonds a week earlier. President Roosevelt sent a telegram to her grieving husband, Clark Gable, calling Carole a friend and great patriot.

John Wayne’s ‘The Alamo’: Here’s Why Clark Gable Turned Down Role of Davy Crockett

John Wayne almost directed one of cinema’s great leading men – Clark Gable. But Gable turned down the chance to star alongside the Duke. Wayne offered Gable one of the leads in the film, the role of Davy Crockett. Initially, Wayne was only interested in playing a supporting role in the film, reportedly as Sam Houston. But, according to IMDb, Gable refused to work alongside the Duke and rejected the offer.