Gable, Clark

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Gable, Clark Gender: M
William Clark Gable
born on 1 February 1901 at 05:30 (= 05:30 AM )
Place Cadiz, Ohio, 40n16, 81w0
Timezone CST h6w (is standard time)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_aqucol.18.gif 11°57' s_mo.18.gif s_cancol.18.gif 15°56 Asc.s_capcol.18.gif 20°57'

Clark Gable


American actor and top star called "the King," Hollywood's quintessential masculine star. He played in a stock company at 19 and on Broadway in "What Price Glory," 1924. His first film was in 1930, "The Painted Desert." Other films included "Mutiny on the Bounty," Oscar winner "It Happened One Night," and "Gone With the Wind," in which he was the perfect Rhett Butler.

In WW II he served in the USAF. Gable was married five times. He married his first wife, Josephine Dillon, in 1924. In 1930, Gable and Dillon were divorced. He later married his second wife, Texas socialite Maria Franklin Prentiss Lucas Langham (nicknamed "Rhea"). The couple divorced on March 7, 1939. On March 29, 1939, during a production break on Gone with the Wind, Gable married his third wife, Carole Lombard. Lombard died in a plane crash on January 16, 1942. In 1949, Gable married Sylvia Ashley, a British model and actress previously married to Douglas Fairbanks; the couple divorced in 1952.

In 1955, Gable married his fifth wife, Kay Spreckels (née Kathleen Williams), a thrice-married former fashion model and actress who had previously been married to sugar-refining heir Adolph B. Spreckels Jr. On March 20, 1961, Kay Gable gave birth to Gable's only son, John Clark Gable, at the same hospital in which her husband had died four months earlier. Marilyn Monroe attended John Clark’s baptism. John Clark had two children: Kayley Gable (born 1986) and Clark James Gable (born September 20, 1988).

During the filming of The Call of the Wild in early 1935, the film's lead actress, Loretta Young, became pregnant with Gable's child. Their daughter, Judy, was born on November 6, 1935.

"The Misfits" was wrapped on 11/04/1960 at Paramount Studios. It was the most expensive black-and-white film ever made, and gave Gable a salary of $800,000. It had been a difficult production with an unstable Marilyn Monroe and long hours in 100-degree heat. The day after the film closed, Gable had chest pains and that night, complained of a headache and indigestion. Taken to the hospital he recovered enough to listen to the heartbeat of the baby that Kay was carrying. On the night of 11/16/1960, his doctor looked in on him at 10:50 PM. He looked up from the magazine he was reading, flipped a page, and slumped back, dead of a final cardiac thrombosis, Hollywood, CA.

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  • associate relationship with Clark, Mamo (born 6 December 1914). Notes: Co-stars in 1935 film "Mutiny on the Bounty"
  • associate relationship with Monroe, Marilyn (born 1 June 1926). Notes: co-stars in "The Misfits"
  • lover relationship with Vélez, Lupe (born 18 July 1909). Notes: Rumoured romance
  • parent->child relationship with Gable, John (born 20 March 1961)
  • parent->child relationship with Lewis, Judy (born 6 November 1935)
  • other kin relationship with Gable, Clark James (born 20 September 1988). Notes: grandchild
  • role played of/by Pennell, Larry (born 21 February 1929). Notes: 1980 TV movie "Marilyn: The Untold Story" and 1989 film "Another Chance"


  • Work : Prize 27 February 1935 in Los Angeles (Best Actor Academy Award for "It Happened One Night")
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  • Work : Great Achievement 5 March 1936 in Los Angeles (Lost Best Actor Academy Award for "Mutiny on the Bounty" to Victor McLaglen)
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  • Work : Great Achievement 29 February 1940 in Los Angeles (Lost Best Actor Academy Award for "Gone with the Wind" to Robert Donat)
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Source Notes

LMR quotes biographer Jean Garceau, "Dear Mr. Gable", 1961, p.18. Biography: Chester Williams, "Gable," 1968, wrote, "as a blizzard raged outside", no time.

R. Dewey quotes Samuels, "The King," for 9:15 PM. Joan McEvers quotes Jan Moore for 3:30 AM "from doctor's records."

Church of Light has 8:50 PM. Sabian Symbols No.361 has 9:00 PM. Kraum's personal notebook has 4:40 AM. "Gable's Women," 1987, gives 5:30 AM, no source. Warren G. Harris, "Clark Gable; a Biography, 2002.

In 2006 Sy Scholfield quotes an article: "CADIZ HOME TO CLARK GABLE BIRTHPLACE MUSEUM," by Bob Batz, 1 October 1999, Dayton Daily News, PG 16 which says "quoting a doctor's receipt for his birth which is located at the Clark Gable Birthplace Museum and Gift Shop [1]: "Gable was born in Cadiz on Feb. 1, 1901. ... Mattern [executive director of the museum] pointed to a framed piece of paper on the nursery wall. "That's a record of Clark Gable's birth," she said, leaning closer to read the small print. "It says he was born at 5:30 a.m. and weighed 10 1/2 pounds. He was delivered by a Dr. Campbell. Look at the cost of the delivery. It was $10."

On 26/11/14 S.C. writes: 2012 letter correspondence with the Clark Gable Foundation/Birth Home Museum (Cadiz, Ohio) clarified the doctor's delivery receipt with 5:30 a.m. is not original leaving exact source of time unknown. Rating change would normally apply, however, a handwritten letter by Gable himself was discovered for sale via Heritage Auctions website. In the letter he inquires about his birth time to the man who delivered him (Dr. Campbell). Dated "Nov 20, 1929", addressed to "Dear Sir", he writes in part: "I am asking / you a very unusual / question.../I fully / appreciate the length / of time since this happened / I would like to know / as near as possible the / hour of my birth. / I was born Feb 1, 1901.../ Yours truly / Clark Gable / 140 East 81 / Apt 11-B / New York / N.Y.;" the doctor's response is penned in ink and pencil on the lower left side of the letter and reads in full: "Feb 1, 1901/5:30 a.m./Jms S. Campbell, M.D./Cadiz,/Ohio" (the doctor obviously having mailed the letter back to Gable). This letter, a primary source maintaining AA, verifies 5:30 a.m. View relevant part of the letter at Heritage Auctions: [2]


  • Traits : Body : Appearance gorgeous
  • Diagnoses : Body Part Problems : Heart (Terminal attack)
  • Family : Childhood : Only child
  • Family : Childhood : Parent, Single or Step (stepmother)
  • Family : Relationship : Number of Divorces (three)
  • Family : Relationship : Number of Marriages (five)
  • Family : Relationship : Widowed (Carole Lombard)
  • Family : Parenting : Kids 1-3 (two)
  • Family : Parenting : Parenting late more than 40
  • Passions : Sexuality : Extremes in quantity (Compulsive womanizer)
  • Vocation : Beauty : Sex-symbol
  • Vocation : Entertainment : Actor/ Actress
  • Vocation : Entertainment : Live Stage
  • Vocation : Military : Military service (U.S. Air Corp WW II)
  • Notable : Awards : Hall of Fame (Hollywood Walk of Fame)
  • Notable : Awards : Oscar
  • Notable : Famous : Top 5% of Profession
  • Notable : Book Collection : American Book