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Clark Gable


Clark Gable’s wife, Carole Lombard, died in a plane crash on a trip to sell war bonds in 1942.
  iconic U.S. film actor who personified the self-sufficient male (1901-1960)
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  • Clark Gable’s wife, Carole Lombard, died in a plane crash on a trip to sell war bonds in 1942.
  • The feature attraction was Across the Wide Missouri, with Clark Gable.
    Judy Blume  --  In the Unlikely Event
  • …on TV with Hobie, about Marilyn Monroe, whom we both loved ("a little springtime ghost") and about poor ruined Montgomery Clift walking around with handfuls of loose pills in his pockets (a detail I hadn’t known, and didn’t comment upon) and about the death of Clark Gable and how horribly guilty Marilyn had felt for it, how responsible—which somehow, oddly, spiraled into talk of Fate, and the occult, and fortune-telling: did birthdays have anything to do with luck, or lack of it?
    Donna Tartt  --  The Goldfinch
  • HE HAS GEL IN HIS HAIR and a Clark Gable mustache above his thick lips.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  The Kite Runner

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  • Clark Gable and Carole Lombard.
    Stephen King  --  The Shining
  • A slim, handsome man with dark blond hair; he looked rather like Clark Gable in Gone with the Wind.
    Stieg Larsson  --  The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
  • But all she wanted to see was a fifty-year-old film of Clark Gable.
    Ray Bradbury  --  The Martian Chronicles
  • I ’member one time I went to see Clark Gable and Jean Harlow.
    Toni Morrison  --  The Bluest Eye
  • It reminded Adam of an old movie he’d seen on television—It Happened One Night, with Clark Gable and some actress, Claudette Somebody—and his father and mother remembered the movie, too, and it was good talking and joking and reminiscing, and then settling down.
    Robert Cormier  --  I Am the Cheese
  • Mary Pickford was in Screen Snapshots with Clark Gable, who was in Combat America with Tony Romano, who, thirty-five years later, was in Starting Over with Bacon.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  The Tipping Point

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  • It wasn’t Pope Pius XI, nor was it Lou Gehrig, Howard Hughes, or Clark Gable.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Seabiscuit
  • Clark Gable had to live in Brentwood.
    John Gardner  --  The Sunlight Dialogues
  • Leo vaguely knew Clark Gable was an old-timey actor, but he didn’t know much else.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Mark of Athena
  • Now Miri would never find out what happened to Clark Gable or his Indian wife.
    Judy Blume  --  In the Unlikely Event
  • And you, Clark Gable
    Rick Riordan  --  The Mark of Athena
  • Apparently, though, the idea that Flathead Rufus could be Clark Gable was hilarious to the kids.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Mark of Athena
  • But Leo wasn’t Sammy, any more than Flathead Rufus was Clark Gable.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Mark of Athena
  • I don’t remember any of them, except for the one with the gel in his hair and the Clark Gable mustache, the one’ with the Africa stain on his cap.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  The Kite Runner
  • In the luxury boxes, celebrities filed in: Clark Gable and Carole Lombard, Jack Benny, Sonja Henie, James Stewart, and Mervyn LeRoy.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Seabiscuit
  • THE NAME OF THE MAN with the Clark Gable mustache turned out to be Dr. Faruqi.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  The Kite Runner
  • Lin plastered a twenty-foot LIGAROTI sign on the wall behind the "I’m for Ligaroti" section, and scores of Crosby’s movie friends, including Clark Gable and Carole Lombard, Spencer Tracy and Ray Milland, took up their cerise and white pennants and filed in.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Seabiscuit
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