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Carole Lombard
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Actress
    (October 6, 1908-January 16, 1942)
    Birth name was Jane Alice Peters
    Appeared in 'The Perfect Crime,' 'My Man Godfrey,' 'Man of the World,' 'No More Orchids,' 'No Man of Her Own' and 'Vigil in the Night'
    Wife of Clark Gable (1939)
    Nominated for Best Actress in 1936 ('My Man Godfry')
    President Franklin D. Roosevelt awarded her the Medal of Freedom
    She was a tomboy.
    She dropped out of school at fifteen, leaving her with a junior high level education.
    She divorced William Powell after two-and-a-half years of marriage.
    She had a foul mouth, and was dubbed 'The Profane Angel.'
    She had to use excessive amounts of make up to cover scars caused from a car accident in 1926.
    She had a facial reconstruction.
    She added an 'e' to the end of her first name, when an advertisement misspelled Carol, she thought it would bring her good luck and kept it.
    She made her first film at twelve under her birth name. Fox Studios said her name was too ordinary, so she changed it.
    Her parents separated when she was six.
    She and her mother died in an airplane crash (1942), while on a tour to sell War Bonds (first woman killed in the line of duty in World War II).
    She married Clark Gable.
    She was an American patriot.
    She worked for director, Mack Sennett.
    Although divorced, she remained close friends with William Powell.
    She had athletic running abilities and enjoyed playing soccer.
    She was able to survive as a film star as movies made the transition from silent to talkie.
    She ranked #23 on AFI's 25 Greatest Female Screen Legends.
    She is considered to be the top comedy actress of the 1930's.
    She had a war ship in World War II named after her.

Credit: Eric Hartman


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