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Clark Gable Height, Weight, Age, Facts, Biography

Clark Gable Quick Info
Height 6 ft 0½ in
Weight 80 kg
Date of Birth February 1, 1901
Zodiac Sign Aquarius
Date of Death November 16, 1960

Clark Gable was an American actor and producer who is frequently referred to as “The King of Hollywood”. In a career that spanned 37 years, he appeared in various movies like It Happened One NightManhattan Melodrama, Mutiny on the BountyParnellGone with the WindThey Met in BombayCommand DecisionSan FranciscoTest PilotBoom TownHomecomingSaratoga, and Never Let Me Go. The American Film Institute named him the “7th greatest male movie star of classic American cinema”.

Born Name

William Clark Gable

Nick Names

Clark, The King of Hollywood, Gabe, The King, Pa

Clark Gable as seen in a publicity photo in 1940
Clark Gable as seen in a publicity photo in 1940 (Movie Studio / eBay / Public Domain)


He was born on February 1, 1901.


On November 16, 1960, Gable died of a heart attack at the age of 59 in Los Angeles, California, United States.

Resting Place

Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Glendale, California, United States

Sun Sign


Born Place

Cadiz, Harrison County, Ohio, United States





He received piano lessons from his stepmother.


Actor, Producer


  • Father – William Henry “Will” Gable (1870-1948) (An oil-well driller)
  • Mother – Adeline (née Hershelman) (1869-1901)
  • Siblings – Minnie Bertha Gable Hornberger (Older Sister) (1899-1961)
  • Others – Charles Gable (Paternal Grandfather), Nancy Ann Stainbrook (Paternal Grandmother), John J. Hershelman (Maternal Grandfather), Rosetta Clark (Maternal Grandmother), Jennie Dunlap (Stepmother)


He was managed by Josephine Dillon.

Net Worth

According to, his net worth was $100 Million at the time of his death.



Clark Gable and Vivien Leigh as seen in a still from 'Gone with the Wind' (1939)
Clark Gable and Vivien Leigh as seen in a still from ‘Gone with the Wind’ (1939) (Movie Studio / eBay / Public Domain)


6 ft 0½ in or 184 cm


80 kg or 176 lbs

Girlfriend / Boyfriend / Spouse

Clark Gable had dated –

  1. Elizabeth Short
  2. Millicent Rogers
  3. William Haines
  4. Barbara Weeks
  5. Dorothy Granger
  6. Pier Angeli
  7. Elaine White
  8. Jeanne Carmen
  9. Joan Harrison
  10. Francesca De Scaffa
  11. Doris Lilly
  12. Eleanor Powell
  13. Veronica Lake
  14. Edie Adams
  15. Lupe Velez
  16. Adela Rogers St. Johns (1915)
  17. Louella Parsons (1916-1918) – RUMOR
  18. Pauline Frederick (1919-1920)
  19. Franz Dorfler (1920-1921) – He dated actor Franz Dorfler between 1920 and 1921 and they even got engaged before calling it quits.
  20. Josephine Dillon (1924-1930)​ – He married his acting coach and manager Josephine Dillon in 1924 but they divorced in 1930. He later stated that “he owed her a debt of gratitude” for the training he received from Dillon in the early years of his career.
  21. Corinne Griffith (1924-1925)
  22. Joan Crawford (1930-1936) – He had an on-again, off-again relationship with his 8-time co-star and long-time friend Joan Crawford between 1930 and 1936.
  23. Anita Page (1930) – RUMOR
  24. Maria Franklin Prentiss Lucas Langham (1931-1939)​ – He married socialite Maria Franklin Prentiss Lucas Langham in 1931 and they divorced on March 7, 1939.
  25. Norma Shearer (1931)
  26. Madge Evans (1931)
  27. Mary Astor (1932)
  28. Jean Harlow (1932)
  29. Claudette Colbert (1933)
  30. Elizabeth Allan (1933-1934)
  31. Katherine DeMille (1934-1935)
  32. Loretta Young (1934-1935) – He dated actor Loretta Young between 1934 and 1935 and their daughter Judy Lewis was born on November 6, 1935.
  33. Movita (1935)
  34. Merle Oberon (1936-1938)
  35. Marion Davies (1936)
  36. Virginia Bruce (1937)
  37. Shelley Winters (1938)
  38. Olivia de Havilland (1938)
  39. Carole Lombard (1939-1942)​ – In 1939, he married actor Carole Lombard who died in a plane crash in 1942.
  40. Hedy Lamarr (1940)
  41. Virginia Grey (1942-1949)
  42. Dolly O’Brien (1944)
  43. Anita Colby (1945-1947)
  44. Joan Blondell (1945)
  45. Slim Hawks (1948)
  46. Ann Sothern (1948)
  47. Sylvia Ashley (1949-1952)​ – He married British model and actor Sylvia Ashley (the widow of Douglas Fairbanks Sr.) in 1949. The marriage ended in divorce in 1952.
  48. Marilyn Maxwell (1949)
  49. Audrey Totter (1949)
  50. Paulette Goddard (1949)
  51. Grace Kelly (1953) – RUMOR
  52. Kay Williams (1955-1960) – He married his 5th wife Kay Williams (née Kathleen Williams) in 1955 and became stepfather to her 2 children. Later, she gave birth to their first child together and Gable’s only son, John Clark Gable, on March 20, 1961. The child was born at the same hospital in which Clark had died 4 months earlier. Kay and Clark remained together until his death in 1960.
  53. Mamie Van Doren (1957)
  54. Martha Hyer (1958)

Race / Ethnicity


Gable was of German, Irish, Swiss-German, and Belgian descent.

Hair Color

Salt and Pepper

Eye Color


Sexual Orientation


Distinctive Features

  • Tapered mustache
  • A distinctive, powerful voice


He was born to a Protestant father and a Catholic mother. When he was 6 months old, he was baptized at a Roman Catholic church in Dennison, Ohio.

Clark Gable and Yvonne De Carlo in 'Band of Angels' (1957)
Clark Gable and Yvonne De Carlo in ‘Band of Angels’ (1957) (AP Wirephoto / eBay / Public Domain)

Clark Gable Favorite Things

  • Female Actors To Work With – Joan Crawford, Gene Tierney
  • Movie He Worked InMutiny on the Bounty (1935)

SourceWikipedia, IMDb

Clark Gable Facts

  1. His mother passed away when he was 10 months old.
  2. Although he never publicly shared his political views, Clark Gable was a conservative Republican.
  3. He was friends with Lionel Barrymore, Ward Bond, and Hattie McDaniel.
  4. Clark Gable received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on February 8, 1960.

Featured Image by Movie Studio / eBay / Public Domain

Did we miss anyone?


      • As of 1959 he was 184 cm tall and 79 kg (174 pounds). He shrunk half an inch by 1959 and was stayed that height until his death. He gained a bit of weight by 1956-1959 but he than lost that weight. In his prime time he was 75-80 kg. 80 kg was his heaviest. 75 kg was his lowest. However it was also stated he was 87 kg (192 pounds) but he lost that weight as well. Making him 79 kg (174 pounds). I don’t know how this works out but it does. He was right under 6’1″


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