The intimate personal story of the star who became "King of Hollywood" with his performances in such classics as It Happened One Night and Gone with the Wind. Clark Gable was neither the hero nor carefree rogue he often portrayed--he never earned his father's respect, he engaged in a string of relationships with much older women, and he never knew the child he fathered in an affair with Loretta Young. His daughter, Judy Lewis, speaks here about the struggle to find her own identity.
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Clark Gable will always be best known for his performance as Rhett Butler in the 1939 classic "Gone with the Wind," despite his reluctance to take the role.
Born February 1st, 1901, Clark Gable moved away from his farm work life and relied on his charm and good looks to succeed.
Clark Gable became a Hollywood leading man despite lesser known earlier movies. It was the film, "A Free Soul," and films with Joan Crawford that made him a star.
Actor Clarke Gable's marriage to Carole Lombard is considered his happiest time. But on January 16, 1942, Lombard died in a plane crash in the Las Vegas mountains.
Actor Clark Gable's last film, "The Misfits," proved to be his swan song and finest film according to critics. Nine days after his last scene, Clark Gable died after his fourth attack.