JEAN HARLOW WAS BORN ON THIS DATE IN 1911

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Jean Harlow was a film actress and sex symbol of the 1930s. Known as the
"Platinum Blonde" and the "Blonde Bombshell”, she was rated as one of the
greatest movie stars of all time by the American Film Institute. Harlow achieved
massive fame while under contract with MGM. She died in 1937 of kidney failure
at the age of 26.

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Jean Harlow with Clark Gable in The Secret Six, 1931 

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JAMES DEAN WAS BORN ON THIS DATE IN 1931

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James Byron Dean is a cultural icon, best thought of as being like the
title of his most celebrated film, Rebel Without a Cause (1955), in which
he starred as a troubled  teenager, Jim Stark. The other two roles that
made him a star were as Cal Trask in East of Eden (1955), and the farmer, 
Jett Rink, in Giant (1956). Dean’s continued popularity rests on his work
in only these three films, all leading roles. His premature death in car 
crash in 1955 helped establish his legendary status. He was only 24.

James Dean was the first actor to receive a posthumous Academy Award for 
Best Actor and remains the only actor to have had two posthumous acting
nominations. In 1999, the American Film Institute ranked Dean the 18th best
male movie star on their AFI 100 Years…100 Stars list.

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James Dean behind the wheel of his Porsche 550 Spyder, the car
he died in

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CLARK GABLE ~ BORN ON THIS DATE IN 1901

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William Clark Gable, a film actor who was nicknamed "The King of Hollywood"
in his heyday. In 1999, the American Film Institute named Gable seventh among
the greatest male stars of all time. Gable’s most famous role was Rhett Butler in 
in the 1939 Civil War epic film Gone with the Wind. His performance earned him
his third nomination for the Academy Award for Best Actor. He  won a Best Actor
Award in 1934 for It Happened One Night. His final screen appearance was in
The Misfits in 1961, with co-star Marilyn Monroe, also her last film.

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                          Clark Gable in Gone with the Wind

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                              Gable and Monroe in The Misfits

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