Clark Gable

1901 - 1960

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William Clark Gable (February 1, 1901 – November 16, 1960) was an American film actor, often referred to as "The King of Hollywood". He had roles in more than 60 motion pictures in multiple genres during a career that lasted 37 years, three decades of which was as a leading man. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Clark Gable has received more than 11,976,977 page views. His biography is available in 83 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 81 in 2019). Clark Gable is the 75th most popular actor (up from 104th in 2019), the 153rd most popular biography from United States (up from 208th in 2019) and the 35th most popular American Actor.

Clark Gable is most famous for his role as Rhett Butler in the 1939 film Gone with the Wind.

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Among actors, Clark Gable ranks 75 out of 10,030Before him are Will Smith, Brad Pitt, Gina Lollobrigida, Catherine Deneuve, Liam Neeson, and Vin Diesel. After him are Gérard Depardieu, Toshiro Mifune, Paul Newman, Tom Hanks, Jane Fonda, and John Wayne.

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Among people born in 1901, Clark Gable ranks 12Before him are Enrico Fermi, Grand Duchess Anastasia Nikolaevna of Russia, Jacques Lacan, Linus Pauling, Sukarno, and Rudolf Höss. After him are Fulgencio Batista, Leopold III of Belgium, Alberto Giacometti, Gary Cooper, Paul of Greece, and Magda Goebbels. Among people deceased in 1960, Clark Gable ranks 3Before him are Albert Camus and Boris Pasternak. After him are Erich Raeder, Albert Kesselring, Melanie Klein, Max von Laue, Wilhelm Pieck, Walther Funk, Paula Hitler, Grand Duchess Olga Alexandrovna of Russia, and Fausto Coppi.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Clark Gable ranks 153 out of 15,968Before him are Madonna (1958), James Watson (1928), Vin Diesel (1967), James Brown (1933), Ray Charles (1930), and Barbra Streisand (1942). After him are Carl Sagan (1934), Paul Newman (1925), Tom Hanks (1956), Jane Fonda (1937), John Tyler (1790), and John Wayne (1907).

Among ACTORS In United States

Among actors born in United States, Clark Gable ranks 35Before him are Grace Kelly (1929), Nicolas Cage (1964), Jon Voight (1938), Will Smith (1968), Brad Pitt (1963), and Vin Diesel (1967). After him are Paul Newman (1925), Tom Hanks (1956), Jane Fonda (1937), John Wayne (1907), Tom Selleck (1945), and Peter Falk (1927).

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