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Hollywood's Legendary Profane Angel

Guest Author - Amber Grey

On October 6, 1908 film star Jane Peters was born. At age of five years old, Jane Peters’ parents separated; children and mother moved to California. At age twelve years old, Jane Peters appeared in her first film billed as “Grigg’s Sister” in “A Perfect Crime” (1921) In order to focus on her acting career, Peters decided to quit school in 1924. For four years, Peters was cast in a lot of small parts including as an uncredited “extra” in the Clara Bow silent, “The Plastic Age” (1921). It was not until Peters received her first contract with Fox Film Corporation that she officially changed her name to Carole Lombard.

In 1931, Carole Lombard married star William Powell. Their matrimony would last only two years. During this time, Carole Lombard and Clark Gable made a film entitled “No Man Of Her Own” (1932). Their relationship was strictly professional throughout the production of the film. In 1936, however, when Gable and Lombard were reacquainted at a party, they found themselves falling in love with each other. Professionally, Lombard earned an Academy Award nomination for Best Actress in a Leading Role for “My Man Godfrey” (1936).

After a long and messy divorce between Gable and his second wife Maria Langham, Gable and Lombard were married on March 29, 1939. “With her, it was like music, it was completely natural,” Gable had once commented.

In the 1940s, America joined World War II, and Hollywood's finest volunteered their time and efforts to support the country. Lombard was very active touring the country for the War Bonds effort. Tragically, Lombard, her mother and 28 troops perished in a plane crash in Mount Potosi, Nevada. Lombard was only thirty-three years old. Before her unexpected death, Lombard was set to appear in the leading role of "Margaret J. 'M.J.' Drew" in "They All Kissed The Bride" (1942). Joan Crawford took over the role. In honor of Carole Lombard, Ms. Crawford gave her salary to the Red Cross. Following his wife's death, Clark Gable joined the US Armed Air Forces.

On October 6, 2008, it will be Carole Lombard’s 100th birthday. President Franklin Eleanor Roosevelt best described Carole Lombard as saying, “She brought great joy to all who knew her and to millions who knew her only as a great artist. She gave unselfishly of time and talent to serve her government in peace and war. She loved her country. She is and always will be a star, one we shall never forget, nor cease to be grateful to.”
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