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Encyclopedia > Carole Lombard
Carole Lombard

Carole Lombard in My Man Godfrey (1936)
Birth name Jane Alice Peters
Born October 6, 1908
Fort Wayne, Indiana
Died January 16, 1942 (aged 33)
Mount Potosi, near Las Vegas, Nevada
Spouse(s) William Powell (1931 - 1933) (divorced)
Clark Gable (1939 - 1942) (her death)

Carole Lombard (October 6, 1908January 16, 1942) was an American actress. She was born Jane Alice Peters in Fort Wayne, Indiana. In 1999, the American Film Institute included Lombard on its list of the 50 greatest screen legends of American cinema (AFI's 100 Years... 100 Stars), ranking her No. 23 among the female movie stars. Image File history File links CaroleLombardinMyManGodfrey. ... My Man Godfrey is a screwball comedy film released in 1936 by Universal Pictures. ... October 6 is the 279th day of the year (280th in leap years). ... 1908 (MCMVIII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display the full calendar). ... Nickname: The Summit City Location in the state of Indiana, USA Coordinates: Country United States State Indiana County Allen Founded October 22, 1794 Incorporated February 22, 1840  - Mayor Graham Richard (D)  - City Clerk Sandra Kennedy (D)  - City Council John N. Crawford (R) Samuel J. Talarico, Jr (R) John Shoaff (D... January 16 is the 16th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1942 (MCMXLII) was a common year starting on Thursday (the link is to a full 1942 calendar). ... This article is about the city of Las Vegas in Nevada. ... This article does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... William Horatio Powell (July 29, 1892 - March 5, 1984) was an American actor, noted for his sophisticated, cynical roles. ... William Clark Gable (February 1, 1901 – November 16, 1960) was an Academy Award-winning American film actor. ... October 6 is the 279th day of the year (280th in leap years). ... 1908 (MCMVIII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display the full calendar). ... January 16 is the 16th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1942 (MCMXLII) was a common year starting on Thursday (the link is to a full 1942 calendar). ... Actors in period costume sharing a joke while waiting between takes during location filming An actor or actress is a person who acts, or plays a role, in a dramatic production. ... Nickname: The Summit City Location in the state of Indiana, USA Coordinates: Country United States State Indiana County Allen Founded October 22, 1794 Incorporated February 22, 1840  - Mayor Graham Richard (D)  - City Clerk Sandra Kennedy (D)  - City Council John N. Crawford (R) Samuel J. Talarico, Jr (R) John Shoaff (D... The American Film Institute (AFI) is an independent non-profit organization created by the National Endowment for the Arts, which was established in 1967 when President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the National Foundation on the Arts and the Humanities Act. ... Part of the AFI 100 Years. ...

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Ancestry

Her parents were Frederick C. Peters and Elizabeth Knight. Lombard's paternal grandfather, John Claus Peters, was the son of German immigrants, Claus Peters and Caroline Catherine Eberlin. Lombard's mother's family originates in England; her ancestors John and Martha Cheney emigrated to North America in 1634. She attended Fairfax High School (Los Angeles); was elected "May Queen" in 1924; quit school to pursue acting full time; graduated Fairfax in 1927. Motto (French) God and my right Anthem God Save the King (Queen) England() – on the European continent() – in the United Kingdom() Capital (and largest city) London (de facto) Official languages English (de facto) Government Constitutional monarchy  -  Queen Queen Elizabeth II  -  Prime Minister Tony Blair MP Unification  -  by Athelstan 967  Area... World map showing North America A satellite composite image of North America. ... Fairfax High School Fairfax High School is a Los Angeles Unified School District high school located in Los Angeles, California, USA, near the border of West Hollywood in the Fairfax District of Los Angeles. ...


Career

At Height: 5' 2" (1.57 m), and measurements: 34 1/2B-24 1/2-34, Lombard made her film debut at the age of twelve after she was seen playing baseball in the street by director Allan Dwan, who cast her as a tom-boy in A Perfect Crime (1921). In the 1920s she worked in several low-budget productions credited as Jane Peters, and then later as Carol Lombard. In 1925 she was signed as a contract player with 20th Century Fox and she also worked for Mack Sennett and Pathé Pictures. She became a well known actress and made a smooth transition to sound films, starting with High Voltage (1929). In 1930 she began working for Paramount Pictures. A view of the playing field at Busch Memorial Stadium, St. ... Allan Dwan (April 3, 1885 – December 21, 1981) was a pioneering Canadian-born American motion picture director, producer and screenwriter. ... Twentieth (20th) Century Fox Film Corporation (known from 1935 to 1985 as Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corporation) is one of the major American film studios. ... Mack Sennett (1880 - 1960) Mack Sennett (January 17, 1880 – November 5, 1960) was an innovator of slapstick comedy in film. ... Pathé or Pathé Frères is the name of various businesses founded and originally run by the Pathé Brothers of France. ... 1902 poster advertising Gaumonts sound films, depicting an optimistically vast auditorium A sound film is a motion picture with synchronized sound, or sound technologically coupled to image, as opposed to a silent film. ... High Voltage is a 1929 movie. ... Paramount Pictures Corporation is an American motion picture production and distribution company, based in Hollywood, California. ...


In October 1930 she met William Powell and the couple were married on June 26, 1931. Lombard commented to fan magazines that she did not believe their sixteen-year age difference would present a problem, but friends felt they were ill-suited as Lombard had an extroverted personality while Powell was more reserved. They divorced in 1933 but remained friends and worked together without acrimony. She was linked romantically to crooner Russ Columbo until his accidental death late in 1934. William Horatio Powell (July 29, 1892 - March 5, 1984) was an American actor, noted for his sophisticated, cynical roles. ... June 26 is the 177th day of the year (178th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar, with 188 days remaining. ... 1931 (MCMXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday (link is to a full 1931 calendar). ... Ruggiero Eugenio di Rodolpho Colombo (January 14, 1908–September 1, 1934), better known by the name Russ Columbo, was an American singer, violinist and actor, most famous for his signature tune, Some Call It Madness, But I Call It Love, and the legend surrounding his early death. ...


Lombard became one of Hollywood's top comedy actresses in the 1930s. In comedies like Twentieth Century (1934) directed by Howard Hawks, My Man Godfrey (1936) directed by Gregory La Cava, for which she received an Academy Award for Best Actress nomination, and Nothing Sacred (1937) directed by William A. Wellman, she received praise from critics and was described as one of the key exponents of screwball comedy. Despite her glamorous looks Lombard was a natural comedienne, and was not afraid to look silly for the sake of being funny. Offscreen, she was much loved for her down-to-earth personality and sense of humor. She also loved playing pranks during filming. About her later husband Clark Gable, she once joked, "If his pee-pee was one inch shorter, they'd be calling him the Queen of Hollywood." ... Comedy has a classical meaning (comical theatre) and a popular one (the use of humour with an intent to provoke[[ laughter in general). ... Howard Hawks (May 30, 1896 – December 26, 1977) was an American film director, producer and writer of the classic Hollywood era. ... My Man Godfrey is a screwball comedy film released in 1936 by Universal Pictures. ... Gregory La Cava (March 10, 1892 - March 1, 1952) was an American film director of the 1930s. ... // The Academy Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role is one of the awards given to actresses, working in the motion picture industry by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences; nominations are made by Academy members who are actors and actresses. ... Nothing Sacred refers to: a 1937 film Nothing Sacred (film) starring Carole Lombard and Frederic March. ... William Augustus Wellman (February 29, 1896 - December 9, 1975) was an American movie director. ... The screwball comedy has proven to be one of the most elusive of the film genres. ... William Clark Gable (February 1, 1901 – November 16, 1960) was an Academy Award-winning American film actor. ...


Lombard was a second generation Bahá'í who formally declared her membership in 1938[1] and on March 29, 1939, Gable and Lombard were married after having carried on an affair since the mid-1930s. Their earlier relationship was kept quiet due to the fact that Gable was still married to his second wife, Ria. Gable was finally divorced from Ria on March 7, 1939. Gable and Lombard bought a ranch, previously owned by director Raoul Walsh in San Fernando Valley, California. They called each other "Ma" and "Pa," and lived a happy, unpretentious life. Although he remarried twice after Lombard's death, to all who knew Gable, she was the love of his life. Seat of the Universal House of Justice in Haifa, Israel, governing body of the Baháís The Baháí Faith is a religion founded by Baháulláh in 19th century Persia. ... March 29 is the 88th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (89th in leap years). ... 1939 (MCMXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full year calendar). ... March 7 is the 66th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (67th in leap years). ... 1939 (MCMXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full year calendar). ... Ranching is the raising of cattle or sheep on rangeland, although one might also speak of ranching with regard to less common livestock such as elk, bison or emu. ... San Fernando Valley from southwestern edge. ... Official language(s) English Capital Sacramento Largest city Los Angeles Area  Ranked 3rd  - Total 158,302 sq mi (410,000 km²)  - Width 250 miles (400 km)  - Length 770 miles (1,240 km)  - % water 4. ...

"Carol Lombard" (as she was then known), in the 1920s.

. Carol Lombard, from a 1920s Hollywood gosip magazine, photo probably before her 1926 accident The original caption to this photo from a 1920s Hollywood screen magazine reads: CAROL LOMBARD Few screen actresses have legs as beautiful as those of Carol Lombard, screen player under contract to Pathe. ... Carol Lombard, from a 1920s Hollywood gosip magazine, photo probably before her 1926 accident The original caption to this photo from a 1920s Hollywood screen magazine reads: CAROL LOMBARD Few screen actresses have legs as beautiful as those of Carol Lombard, screen player under contract to Pathe. ...

Death

When at the end of 1941 the US entered World War II, Lombard travelled to her home state of Indiana for a war bond rally. At four o'clock in the morning of Friday, January 16, 1942, Lombard and her mother boarded a Trans World Airlines DC-3 airplane to return to California. After refueling in Las Vegas, the plane took off on a clear night, and twenty-three minutes later crashed into Mount Potosi, 30 miles southwest of Las Vegas. All of the 22 passengers aboard were killed. Combatants Allied powers: China France Great Britain Soviet Union United States and others Axis powers: Germany Italy Japan and others Commanders Chiang Kai-shek Charles de Gaulle Winston Churchill Joseph Stalin Franklin Roosevelt Adolf Hitler Benito Mussolini Hideki Tōjō Casualties Military dead: 17,000,000 Civilian dead: 33,000... This article is about the U.S. State. ... An American War Bonds poster from 1942 War bonds are a type of savings bond used by combatant nations to help fund a war effort. ... January 16 is the 16th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1942 (MCMXLII) was a common year starting on Thursday (the link is to a full 1942 calendar). ... Trans World Airlines (IATA: TW, ICAO: TWA, and Callsign: TWA), commonly known as TWA, was an American airline company that was acquired by American Airlines in April 2001. ... Douglas DC-3 VH-AES at Avalon in 2003. ... This article is about the city of Las Vegas in Nevada. ... An Air France Boeing 777, a modern passenger jet. ...


Just before boarding the plane in Indiana, Carole had addressed her fans, saying, "Before I say goodbye to you all, come on and join me in a big cheer! V for Victory!" President Franklin D. Roosevelt, who admired her patriotism, declared her the first woman killed in the line of duty during the war and posthumously awarded her the Presidential Medal of Freedom. This article is about the U.S. State. ... Franklin Delano Roosevelt (January 30, 1882–April 12, 1945), 32nd President of the United States, the longest-serving holder of the office and the only man to be elected President more than twice, was one of the central figures of 20th century history. ... The Presidential Medal of Freedom The Presidential Medal of Freedom is one of the two highest civilian awards in the United States and is bestowed by the President of the United States (the other major civilian award which is considered its equivalent is the Congressional Gold Medal of Honor, which...


Shortly after her death at the age of thirty-three, Gable (who was inconsolable and devastated by his loss) joined the United States Army Air Forces, serving as a gunner on a bomber on combat missions over Europe. The Liberty ship SS Lombard was named for her and Gable attended its launch on January 15, 1944. The United States Army Air Forces (USAAF) was a part of the U.S. Army during World War II. The direct precursor to the U.S. Air Force, the USAAF formally existed between 1941 and 1947. ... The Liberty ships were cargo ships built in the United States during World War II. They were cheap and quick to build, and came to symbolize U.S. wartime industrial output. ... January 15 is the 15th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1944 (MCMXLIV) was a leap year starting on Saturday. ...


Her final film, To Be or Not to Be, directed by Ernst Lubitsch and co-starring Jack Benny ― a satire about Nazism and World War II ― was in post-production at the time of her death. The film's producers decided to cut the part of the film in which her character asks, "What can happen in a plane?" as they felt it was in poor taste, given the circumstances of Lombard's death. A similar editing instance happened when the 1940 Warner Brother cartoon, A Wild Hare, was reissued. Lombard's name was originally mentioned in a game of "Guess Who" between Bugs Bunny and Elmer Fudd, but all reissue prints have the name dubbed over with Barbara Stanwyck's. To Be or Not to Be is a 1942 comedy film about a troupe of actors in Nazi-occupied Warsaw who use their abilities at disguise and acting to fool the occupying troops. ... Ernst Lubitsch (January 28, 1892 – November 30, 1947), was a German-born Jewish film director. ... It has been suggested that The Jack Benny Program be merged into this article or section. ... National Socialism redirects here. ... Combatants Allied powers: China France Great Britain Soviet Union United States and others Axis powers: Germany Italy Japan and others Commanders Chiang Kai-shek Charles de Gaulle Winston Churchill Joseph Stalin Franklin Roosevelt Adolf Hitler Benito Mussolini Hideki Tōjō Casualties Military dead: 17,000,000 Civilian dead: 33,000... Post production is the general term for the last stage of film production in which photographed scenes (also called footage) are put together into a complete film. ... A Wild Hare is an animated short film directed by Tex Avery and released in 1940. ... Bugs Bunny is an Academy Award-winning, street-smart, anthropomorphic, fictional gray hare, despite the name Bunny, who appears in the Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies series of animated films produced by Warner Bros. ... Elmer J. Fudd is a fictional cartoon character and one of the most famous Looney Tunes/Merrie Melodies characters. ... Barbara Stanwyck (July 16, 1907 – January 20, 1990) was an American film/television actress. ...


On January 18, 1942, Jack Benny did not perform his usual program out of both respect for Lombard and grief at her death. Instead, he devoted his program to an all-music format for that broadcast. January 18 is the 18th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1942 (MCMXLII) was a common year starting on Thursday (the link is to a full 1942 calendar). ... It has been suggested that The Jack Benny Program be merged into this article or section. ...


She is interred in the Forest Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery in Glendale, California. The name on her headstone is "Carole Lombard Gable". Although Gable remarried, he was buried next to her when he died in 1960. She has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6930 Hollywood Blvd. Gates of Forest Lawn Forest Lawn Memorial Park is a cemetery in Glendale, Los Angeles County, California. ... Nickname: The Jewel City Location of Glendale within Los Angeles County and the State of California. ... 1960 (MCMLX) was a leap year starting on Friday (the link is to a full 1960 calendar). ... A band plays on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. ...


Filmography

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Short Subjects: Year 1921 (MCMXXI) was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for full calendar). ... 1924 (MCMXXIV) was a leap year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar). ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... 1925 (MCMXXV) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display the full calendar). ... The Plastic Age is a novel by Percy Marks, which tells the story of co-eds at a fictional college called Sanford. ... 1926 (MCMXXVI) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display the full calendar). ... 1927 (MCMXXVII) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar). ... Year 1928 (MCMXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar). ... High Voltage is a 1929 movie. ... 1929 (MCMXXIX) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will take you to calendar). ... Year 1930 (MCMXXX) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link is to a full 1930 calendar). ... 1931 (MCMXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday (link is to a full 1931 calendar). ... Year 1932 (MCMXXXII) was a leap year starting on Friday (the link will take you to a full 1932 calendar). ... 1933 (MCMXXXIII) was a common year starting on Sunday. ... Bolero was a 1934 film starring George Raft and Carole Lombard. ... 1934 (MCMXXXIV) was a common year starting on Monday (link will take you to calendar). ... Were Not Dressing is a 1934 film starring Bing Crosby. ... Twentieth Century was the title of several incarnations of a screwball comedy plot featuring an egomaniacal Broadway producer who makes a shopgirl into a star, then tries to win her back after she abandons him. ... 1935 (MCMXXXV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar). ... Rumba is a 1935 film starring George Raft as a Cuban dancer and Carole Lombard as a Manhattan socialite. ... Released by Paramount in 1935, Hands Across the Table is a film starring Carole Lombard and Fred MacMurray. ... 1936 (MCMXXXVI) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will take you to calendar). ... Released by Paramount in 1936, The Princess Comes Across is a film starring Carole Lombard and Fred MacMurray. ... My Man Godfrey is a screwball comedy film released in 1936 by Universal Pictures. ... 1937 (MCMXXXVII) was a common year starting on Friday (link will take you to calendar). ... Nothing Sacred is a 1937 movie starring Carole Lombard and Fredric March, and directed by William A. Wellman. ... Year 1938 (MCMXXXVIII) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will take you to calendar). ... 1939 (MCMXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full year calendar). ... In Name Only (1939) is a movie starring Cary Grant, Carole Lombard and Kay Francis. ... Vigil in the Night is a 1940 film based on the 1939 serial by Scottish author, A.J. Cronin. ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ... They Knew What They Wanted is a 1940 film with Carole Lombard, Charles Laughton, William Gargan, Harry Carey, and Karl Malden (in his film debut). ... For other uses see Mr. ... For the movie, see 1941 (film). ... To Be or Not to Be is a 1942 comedy film about a troupe of actors in Nazi-occupied Warsaw who use their abilities at disguise and acting to fool the occupying troops. ... 1942 (MCMXLII) was a common year starting on Thursday (the link is to a full 1942 calendar). ... Image File history File links HollywoodWalkofFameCaroleLombardsStar. ...

  • Smith's Pony (1927)
  • Gold Digger of Weepah (1927)
  • The Girl from Everywhere (1927)
  • The Beach Club (1928)
  • Run, Girl, Run (1928)
  • Smith's Army Life (1928)
  • The Best Man (1928)
  • The Swim Princess (1928)
  • The Bicycle Flirt (1928)
  • Smith's Restaurant (1928)
  • The Girl from Nowhere (1928)
  • His Unlucky Night (1928)
  • The Campus Vamp (1928)
  • Motorboat Mamas (1928)
  • Matchmaking Mamma (1929)
  • Don't Get Jealous (1929)
  • Hollywood on Parade No. 11 (1933)
  • The Fashion Side of Hollywood (1935)
  • Hollywood Goes to Town (1938)
  • Screen Snapshots: Stars on Horseback (1939)
  • Picture People No. 10: Hollywood at Home (1942)

1927 (MCMXXVII) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar). ... Year 1928 (MCMXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar). ... 1929 (MCMXXIX) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will take you to calendar). ... 1933 (MCMXXXIII) was a common year starting on Sunday. ... 1935 (MCMXXXV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar). ... Year 1938 (MCMXXXVIII) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will take you to calendar). ... 1939 (MCMXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full year calendar). ... 1942 (MCMXLII) was a common year starting on Thursday (the link is to a full 1942 calendar). ...

References

  1. ^ The Bahá'í World 1940-1944 pp.635. Bahá'í Publishing Trust, Wilmette.

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NAME Lombard, Carole]]
ALTERNATIVE NAMES Peters, Jane Alice
SHORT DESCRIPTION actress
DATE OF BIRTH October 6, 1908
PLACE OF BIRTH Fort Wayne, Indiana
DATE OF DEATH January 16, 1942
PLACE OF DEATH near Las Vegas, Nevada

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