Clark Gable

William Clark Gable (1901 - 1960)

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William Clark (Clark) Gable
Born in Cadiz, Harrison, Ohio, United Statesmap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married Dec 1924 (to 1930) in Californiamap
Husband of — married 19 Jun 1931 (to 8 Mar 1939) in Orange, California, United Statesmap
Husband of — married 29 Mar 1939 (to 16 Jan 1942) in Kingman, Arizonamap
Husband of — married 1949 (to 1952) [location unknown]
Husband of — married 1955 (to 16 Nov 1960) [location unknown]
Descendants descendants
Father of and [private son (1960s - unknown)]
Died in West Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, United Statesmap
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William Clark Gable was born in Cadiz, Ohio, to William Henry "Will" Gable (1870–1948), an oil-well driller, and his wife, Adeline (née Hershelman; 1869–1901. He was named William after his father, but even in childhood he was almost always called Clark.

Clark Gable (February 1, 1901 – November 16, 1960) was an American film actor, often referred to as "The King of Hollywood" or just simply as "The King". Gable began his career as a stage actor and appeared as an extra in silent films between 1924 and 1926, The next year he landed his first leading Hollywood role and became a leading man in more than 60 motion pictures over the next three decades.

Clark Gable nominated three times for 'Best Actor in a Leading Role' at the Oscars for It Happened One Night, Mutiny on the Bounty and Gone With the Wind. He won the 1935 Academy Award for It Happened One Night.

Gable served in the US Army and flew combat missions with the 8th Air Force's 351st Bombardment Group. He was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross and the Air Medal. His separation papers, signed by Captain Ronald Reagan and found in the Reagan (Presidential) Library, list his Military Occupation as Motion Picture Photo-Gunner and his Civilian Occupation as Motion Picture Actor.[1]

Born William Clark Gable

February 1, 1901

Cadiz, Ohio, US

Died November 16, 1960 (aged 59) West Hollywood, California, US

Cause of death Coronary thrombosis

Resting place Burial

Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Glendale) Glendale, Los Angeles County, California, USA 

Plot Great Mausoleum, Memorial Terrace, Sanctuary of Trust, Mausoleum Crypt 5868

Find A Grave: Memorial #373

Other names The King (of Hollywood) Occupation Actor Years active 1924–1960


  1. Josephine Dillon (m. 1924; div. 1930)
  2. Maria Franklin Langham (married on 19 Jun 1931 in Orange County, California)[2] (div. 1939)
  3. Carole Lombard (m. 1939; wid. 1942)
  4. Sylvia Ashley (m. 1949; div. 1952)
  5. Kay Williams (m. 1955–60)


  1. John Gable
  2. Judy Lewis


William Henry Gable and Adeline Hershelman[2]


  1. "Clark Gable’s WWII Report of Separation signed by Ronald Reagan." Our Presidents. National Archives. 24 April 2015. Tumblr. Accessed 26 April 2015.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "California, County Marriages, 1850-1952," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 8 December 2017), William C Gable and M Franklin Langham, 19 Jun 1931; citing Orange, California, United States, county courthouses, California; FHL microfilm 2,051,084.
  • Name: Clark Gable

Gender: Male Race: White Birth Place: Cadiz Township, Harrison, Ohio Birth Date: 1 Feb 1901 Christening Place: Harrison, Ohio Father's name: William Gable Mother's name: Adelia Hershelman FHL Film Number: 894642 Source Information Original data: "Ohio Births and Christenings, 1821-1962." Index. FamilySearch, Salt Lake City, Utah, 2009, 2011. Index entries derived from digital copies of original and compiled records.

  • 1910 United States Federal Census Clark W Gable

[Clark Gable] [Clara W Gable] Age in 1910: 9 Birth Year: abt 1901 Birthplace: Ohio Home in 1910: Green, Harrison, Ohio Race: White Gender: Male Relation to Head of House: Son Marital Status: Single Father's name: William H Gable Father's Birthplace: Pennsylvania Mother's name: Jennie G Gable Mother's Birthplace: Pennsylvania Neighbors: View others on page Household Members: Name Age William H Gable 36 Jennie G Gable 38 Clark W Gable 9 Cancel Source Citation Year: 1910; Census Place: Green, Harrison, Ohio; Roll: T624_1197; Page: 1A; Enumeration District: 0080; FHL microfilm: 1375210 Source Information Original data: Thirteenth Census of the United States, 1910 (NARA microfilm publication T624, 1,178 rolls). Records of the Bureau of the Census, Record Group 29. National Archives, Washington, D.C. For details on the contents of the film numbers, visit the following NARA web page: NARA. 1 citation provides evidence for Name, Birth, Residence

* 1920 United States Federal Census 1 citation provides evidence for Name, Birth, Residence

* 1930 United States Federal Census 1 citation provides evidence for Name, Birth, Residence

* California, Death Index, 1940-1997 1 citation provides evidence for Name, Birth, Death

* U.S. World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946 1 citation provides evidence for Name, Birth, Residence

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Hi! Would it be appropriate to connect Carole Lombard as his wife? They were married at the time of her death, and are buried together.

(I recently adopted Carole's profile and noticed that they are not listed as spouses...)

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