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William Clark Gable (February 1, 1901 – November 16, 1960)

Leading man Clark Gable was nominated for the Academy Award for Best
actor for his portrayal of Rhett Butler in
Gone with the Wind (1939). He
gained additional
acclaim for his roles in The Misfits (1961), Mutiny on
the Bounty
(1935), and Manhattan Melodrama (1934). His last film was
The Misfits, which was also
Marilyn Monroe‘s last film. Gable worked
at an Ohio tire company after dropping out of school at age 16.

Clark Gable entered the U.S. Army Air Forces where was awarded military
honors for service, they are: the
Distinguished Flying Cross, Air Medal,
American Campaign Medal, European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign
, and World War II Victory Medal. He was a qualified aerial gunner
having received his
wings upon completion of flexible gunnery school
at Tyndall field. Gable held the rank of Major when discharged in 1944.

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