DEAD: ON THIS DATE

DEAD: ON THIS DATE

Clark Gable
-Actor (Gone with the Wind)

William Clark Gable (February 1, 1901 – November 16, 1960) was an American film actor and military officer, often referred to as “The King of Hollywood”.He began his career appearing as an extra in silent films between 1924 and 1926, and progressed to supporting roles with a few films for Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer in 1930. The next year, he landed his first leading Hollywood role, and over the next three decades, he was a leading man in more than 60 motion pictures.

DEATH: Gable died that evening at age 59 from an arterial blood clot. Medical staff did not perform CPR for fear that the procedure would rupture Gable’s heart, and a defibrillator was not available.

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