Carole Lombard

Carole Lombard

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Carole Lombard (born Jane Alice Peters, October 6, 1908 – January 16, 1942) was an American film actress. She was particularly noted for her energetic, often off-beat roles in the screwball comedies of the 1930s. She was the highest-paid star in Hollywood in the late 1930s. She was the third wife of actor Clark Gable. Lombard was born into a wealthy family in Fort Wayne, Indiana, but was raised in Los Angeles by her single mother. At 12, she was recruited by the film director Allan Dwan and made her screen debut in A Perfect Crime (1921). Eager to become an actress, she signed a contract with the Fox Film Corporation at age 16, but mainly played bit parts. She was dropped by Fox after a car accident left a scar on her face. Lombard appeared in 15 short comedies for Mack Sennett between 1927 and 1929, and then began appearing in feature films such as High Voltage and The Racketeer. After a successful appearance in The Arizona Kid (1930), she was signed to a contract with Paramount Pictures. Paramount quickly began casting Lombard as a leading lady, primarily in drama films. Her profile increased when she married William Powell in 1931, but the couple divorced after two years. A turning point in Lombard's career came when she starred in Howard Hawks' pioneering screwball comedy Twentieth Century (1934). The actress found her niche in this genre, and continued to appear in films such as Hands Across the Table (1935) (forming a popular partnership with Fred MacMurray), My Man Godfrey (1936), for which she was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actress, and Nothing Sacred (1937). At this time, Lombard married "the King of Hollywood", Clark Gable, and the supercouple gained much attention from the media. Keen to win an Oscar, at the end of the decade, Lombard began to move towards more serious roles. Unsuccessful in this aim, she returned to comedy in Alfred Hitchcock's Mr. & Mrs. Smith (1941) and Ernst Lubitsch's To Be or Not to Be (1942)—her final film role. Lombard's career was cut short when she died at the age of 33 in an airplane crash on Mount Potosi, Nevada while returning from a war bond tour. Today, she is remembered as one of the definitive actresses of the screwball comedy genre and American comedy, and ranks among the American Film Institute's greatest female stars of classic Hollywood cinema.
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    Acting
    Place of birth
    Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA
    Birthday
    10/6/1908
To Be or Not to Be
To Be or Not to Be
7.8
Mr. & Mrs. Smith
Mr. & Mrs. Smith
6.2
Twentieth Century
Twentieth Century
6.8
The Princess Comes Across
The Princess Comes Across
6.1
Hands Across the Table
Hands Across the Table
6.8
We're Not Dressing
We're Not Dressing
6.6
In Name Only
In Name Only
7
My Man Godfrey
My Man Godfrey
7.6
No Man of Her Own
No Man of Her Own
6.5
Nothing Sacred
Nothing Sacred
6.2
Made for Each Other
Made for Each Other
6.2
Lady by Choice
Lady by Choice
6
Now and Forever
Now and Forever
6.7
Sinners in the Sun
Sinners in the Sun
4.7
The Eagle and the Hawk
The Eagle and the Hawk
6.6
They Knew What They Wanted
They Knew What They Wanted
5.4
Virtue
Virtue
6.8
The Racketeer
The Racketeer
4.8
Swing High, Swing Low
Swing High, Swing Low
5.1
Man of the World
Man of the World
5.9
Supernatural
Supernatural
6
The Campus Vamp
The Campus Vamp
5
True Confession
True Confession
5.8
High Voltage
High Voltage
4.3
Love Before Breakfast
Love Before Breakfast
5.8
The Campus Carmen
The Campus Carmen
4
Big News
Big News
4.6
Vigil in the Night
Vigil in the Night
6
From Hell to Heaven
From Hell to Heaven
7.5
Fools for Scandal
Fools for Scandal
6.2
White Woman
White Woman
5.6
Safety in Numbers
Safety in Numbers
4.5
Bolero
Bolero
6.1
Brief Moment
Brief Moment
2.7
Hollywood Out-takes and Rare Footage
Hollywood Out-takes and Rare Footage
6.5
No More Orchids
No More Orchids
6.8
Run, Girl, Run
Run, Girl, Run
0
No One Man
No One Man
6
The Gay Bride
The Gay Bride
5.8
Fast and Loose
Fast and Loose
5.1
Ladies' Man
Ladies' Man
4.3
Smith's Army Life
Smith's Army Life
0
Show Folks
Show Folks
6
It Pays to Advertise
It Pays to Advertise
4.7
Smith's Pony
0
Durand of the Bad Lands
Durand of the Bad Lands
0
Pretty Ladies
Pretty Ladies
4.7
Up Pops the Devil
Up Pops the Devil
4.2
Rumba
Rumba
6.2
Matchmaking Mamma
Matchmaking Mamma
5
The Arizona Kid
The Arizona Kid
5.5
The Fashion Side of Hollywood
The Fashion Side of Hollywood
6
The Fighting Eagle
5
That's Entertainment! III
That's Entertainment! III
6.9
I Take This Woman
I Take This Woman
5.2
My Best Girl
My Best Girl
7.1
Breakdowns of 1938
Breakdowns of 1938
5
Brother, Can You Spare a Dime?
Brother, Can You Spare a Dime?
5.7
Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ
Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ
7.3
William Powell: A True Gentleman
William Powell: A True Gentleman
7.5
The Making of a Legend: Gone with the Wind
The Making of a Legend: Gone with the Wind
8
Hollywood Goes to Town
Hollywood Goes to Town
7
Power
Power
6
His Unlucky Night
His Unlucky Night
0
The Love Goddesses
The Love Goddesses
6.3
The Road to Glory
The Road to Glory
6
Me, Gangster
Me, Gangster
0
Dick Turpin
Dick Turpin
5.3
The Plastic Age
The Plastic Age
5.8
The Best Man
The Best Man
0
The Golden Age of Comedy
The Golden Age of Comedy
6.8
The Johnstown Flood
The Johnstown Flood
6.8
The Big Parade of Comedy
The Big Parade of Comedy
6.3
Dear Mr. Gable
Dear Mr. Gable
0
Gold Heels
Gold Heels
0
Gable: The King Remembered
6
Yesterday and Today
Yesterday and Today
0
A Perfect Crime
A Perfect Crime
0
Marriage in Transit
Marriage in Transit
5
Gold and the Girl
Gold and the Girl
0
Hearts and Spurs
Hearts and Spurs
0
Gold Digger of Weepah
Gold Digger of Weepah
0
The Girl from Everywhere
The Girl from Everywhere
0
The Swim Princess
The Swim Princess
0
The Bicycle Flirt
The Bicycle Flirt
0
The Divine Sinner
The Divine Sinner
0
The Girl from Nowhere
The Girl from Nowhere
0
Smith's Restaurant
Smith's Restaurant
0
Motorboat Mamas
Motorboat Mamas
0
Hubby's Weekend Trip
0
Ned McCobb's Daughter
Ned McCobb's Daughter
0
Don't Get Jealous
0
Showbiz Goes to War
Showbiz Goes to War
10
Oops, Those Hollywood Bloopers!
Oops, Those Hollywood Bloopers!
6
Screen Snapshots (Series 22, No. 10)
Screen Snapshots (Series 22, No. 10)
0
Going Hollywood: The '30s
Going Hollywood: The '30s
10
Hollywood: The Selznick Years
Hollywood: The Selznick Years
3.3
Normandie ne partira pas ce soir
Normandie ne partira pas ce soir
6
Hollywood's Hidden Secrets
0
Zelig
Zelig
7.4
The Beach Club
The Beach Club
0
Anthony Quinn: An Original
Anthony Quinn: An Original
6.5
Carole Lombard
Carole Lombard
0
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