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February 1, 2001 | ROBIN RAUZI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It could have turned out much differently for William Gable. He might neverhave stepped inside that theater in Akron, Ohio, and caught the acting bug as a teen. He might have struck it rich wildcatting for oil in Oklahoma. He might not have met (and married) his first acting teacher, who told him to use his middle name, Clark. Born 100 years ago today in Cadiz, Ohio, Clark Gable became one of the biggest movie stars the world has ever known.
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December 16, 2013 | By Susan King
Stars had faces in the golden age of Hollywood. And for many years, photographer George Hurrell, the father of the Hollywood glamour portrait, captured their allure, glamour and indefinable charisma. Known as the "Rembrandt of Hollywood," the groundbreaking photographer is the subject of "George Hurrell's Hollywood: Glamour Portraits 1925-1992," a biographical coffee-table book by writer-photographer Mark A. Vieira, who knew Hurrell for more than 15 years. Using interviews, archival documents and 20 years' worth of his own diaries, Vieira creates a portrait of a brilliant, complicated artist who had a great working relationship with the stars and a mercurial personality with studio chiefs.
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June 2, 2000 | SHAV GLICK
Clark Gable was the bigger-than-life prototype of the rugged individual when he was a motion picture icon more than four decades ago. John Clark Gable, his son, hopes some of that rugged demeanor will carry over this week--not on the silver screen but on the rough and dusty trails that make up the Baja 500 off-road race.
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October 8, 2013
Patrice Chereau Innovative director of opera, film, theater Patrice Chereau, 68, a celebrated French actor and director in film, theater and opera who was renowned for cutting-edge productions, died Monday in Paris of complications related to cancer, said the Artmedia talent agency that represented him. Impassioned by the performing arts at a young age, Chereau showed breadth as a director - from his revolutionary production of...
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July 18, 2011
Gangster John Dillinger was shot down by G-Man Melvin Purvis outside of Chicago's Biograph Theater on July 22, 1934, after watching a movie — naturally, it was a gangster flick, "Manhattan Melodrama. " MGM was quick to capitalize on the Dillinger connection to publicize the film. But "Manhattan Melodrama" caught audiences' and critics' attention even before Dillinger was gunned down. Clark Gable and William Powell play lifelong friends on opposite sides of the law. Available on DVD, "Manhattan Melodrama" is fast-paced summer entertainment.
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March 21, 1997 | DADE HAYES
The years that movie stars Clark Gable and Carole Lombard spent in the San Fernando Valley were some of their happiest--and for Gable, their most challenging. The pair got married shortly after Gable's epic turn as Rhett Butler in "Gone With the Wind" in 1939, during Lombard's run of uproarious screwball comedies typified by Howard Hawks' "Twentieth Century" in 1934.
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January 28, 2001 | JOE HYAMS
Few actors in modern times have come close to the fame and glory of Clark Gable, the original macho man of movies for three decades. Gable stamped his image indelibly on the public consciousness in 92 motion pictures including "Gone With the Wind," one of the most popular films of all time. Although not the greatest actor in the world, nor the most handsome, Gable was probably the most popular romantic star Hollywood ever produced.
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December 16, 1996 | DAN WEIKEL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Call it an expensive case of being star-struck. On Sunday, during still another auction of Hollywood memorabilia, an unidentified buyer shelled out more than $850,000 for Clark Gable's only Academy Award and a copy of the script that "The King of Hollywood" consulted in the making of "Gone With the Wind." Gable's 12-inch-tall gold-plated Oscar for his leading role as a wisecracking newspaper reporter in 1934's best picture, "It Happened One Night," went for $607,500.
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May 8, 1994 | BETTIJANE LEVINE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
When Judy Lewis used to watch Clark Gable movies with her teen-age friends, she had no clue that Gable might be her father. "It never would have dawned on me," she said. "Why would I ever think such a thing?" Yet many in Hollywood were thinking just that. Even her best friends had heard the rumor from their parents, but no one dared tell her. Jack Haley Jr., a pal from high school days, said: "Our whole group knew who her parents were--and we knew she did not know.
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January 30, 2012
What legendary Oscar-winning film actor's first of five wives, Josephine Dillon, was 17 years older than him? Clark Gable
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August 30, 2013 | By Susan King
“Blue moon, You saw me standing alone Without a dream in my heart Without a love of my own” The Lorenz Hart-Richard Rodgers romantic standard “Blue Moon” plays a significant role in Woody Allen's new drama “Blue Jasmine.” It is “the song” of the emotionally shattered former socialite Jasmine (Cate Blanchett) and her late husband, the Bernie Madoff-esque Hal (Alec Baldwin). As Jasmine further descends into disillusion and madness, the song becomes her refuge from reality.
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May 27, 2013 | By Susan King, Los Angeles Times
Bob Hope led the pack of popular performers who entertained the troops during World War II. John Wayne and other actors fought the war in feature films, and other Hollywood favorites tirelessly toured the country on war bond drives. In fact, beloved actress Carole Lombard died in early 1942 in a plane crash returning from a war bond drive. But there were numerous established stars, directors, producers and workers in other branches of the film industry who put their careers on hold to serve the country during WWII.
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April 4, 2013 | By Kate Mather
It was hard to miss the big red ball wedged underneath a downtown Los Angeles marquee this week. But in case you didn't catch it, the same ball is set to make appearances throughout California in the coming days. The inflatable red ball, part of a public art project by New York-based artist Kurt Perschke, was set up in Hollywood on Wednesday and was slated to move to downtown's Pershing Square on Thursday before eventually heading to San Francisco and Sacramento.  The public art project -- appropriately titled RedBall Project -- was also spotted Tuesday at the Edgemar Building in Santa Monica.
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April 3, 2013 | By Richard Winton and Kate Mather
When Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies arrested the son of Hollywood great Clark Gable on suspicion of driving under the influence and hitting several cars in Malibu, he appeared to be "on drugs," authorities said. John Clark Gable , 52, was arrested about 3 p.m. Tuesday. Gable allegedly hit a vehicle near the Malibu Pier whose driver then followed him while calling 911, said Sheriff's Sgt. Phil Brooks. Gable crashed his Ford Raptor into at least five parked cars in the 21300 block of Pacific Coast Highway.
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April 3, 2013 | By Kate Mather and Richard Winton
The son of Hollywood great Clark Gable was free on bail Wednesday following his arrest for allegedly driving under the influence and hitting several cars in Malibu, jail records show. John Clark Gable, 52, was arrested about 3 p.m. Tuesday after he allegedly hit a vehicle near the Malibu Pier and eventually crashed his Ford Raptor into six parked cars in the 21300 block of Pacific Coast Highway, the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department said. There were no reported injuries. A witness told KTLA-TV that Gable fell as he exited the vehicle for police.
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April 2, 2013 | By Richard Winton
The son of screen legend Clark Gable was arrested on charges of hitting several parked cars in Malibu, officials said Tuesday. Clark Gable Jr. was booked on suspicion of driving under the influence and hit-and-run, said Sgt. John Skikas of the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department. Deputies plan to present the case to prosecutors. This is not the first legal trouble for the family. In 2011, the grandson of Clark Gable was sentenced to 10 days in jail for pointing a laser gun at an LAPD helicopter.
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January 18, 1989 | ALEENE MacMINN, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
John Clark Gable, the son of actor Clark Gable, will be working in a Western titled "Bad Jim" as the first project in a three-movie contract with Wouk-Ware Productions. Gable, 27, was born to Kay Gable several months after his father's death in November, 1960. He's been a professional off-road race driver and resisted an acting career until recently. Wouk-Ware was formed by writer-director Clyde Ware and producer Joseph Wouk in 1987.
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February 17, 1985
The Church of the Good Shepherd in Beverly Hills was the scene of the wedding of Miss Tracy LaRae Yarro and John Clark Gable, son of the late actor Clark Gable and the late Mrs. Katheran Williams Gable. Mrs. Gable is the daughter of Ralph J. Yarro Jr., a real estate broker and general contractor, and Mrs. Yarro, owner of Karlin Arts & Decors, residents of Pacific Palisades. The bride is a graduate of the Charles Ross School of Cosmetology.
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November 23, 2012 | By Elaine Woo, Los Angeles Times
Connie Wald, an elegant matriarch of old Hollywood known for the low-key dinner parties she held for friends like Clark Gable, Joan Crawford, Fred Astaire and Audrey Hepburn, died of natural causes Nov. 10 at her Beverly Hills home. She was 96. Her death was confirmed by her son, Andrew. The widow of Jerry Wald, who produced Oscar-winning films including "Mildred Pierce" and "Key Largo," Connie Wald was a celebrated hostess, who gathered A-list stars around her dinner table for home-cooked dishes such as roast chicken and bread pudding.
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January 30, 2012
What legendary Oscar-winning film actor's first of five wives, Josephine Dillon, was 17 years older than him? Clark Gable
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