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Carole Lombard

Carole Lombard (October 6, 1908 - January 16, 1942) was an American actress.


"Carol Lombard" (sic), 1920s
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Lombard was born Jane Alice Peters in Fort Wayne, Indiana.

She made her film debut at the age of 12 in A Perfect Crime[?] (1921) (There has been some speculation that she was actually a few years older than her given birthdate). In the 1920s she worked in several low-budget productions. In some of her early movies she was credited as Jane Peters, and then as Carol Lombard. In 1925 she was signed as a contract player with 20th Century Fox. She also worked for Mack Sennett and Pathe Pictures[?]. She became a well known actress and managed to make a smooth transition to sound films, starting with High Voltage[?] (1929). In 1930 she began working as for Paramount Pictures.

Carole Lombard became one of Hollywood's top comedy actresses in the 1930s. It was a comedy, My Man Godfrey (1936) for which received an Academy Award for Best Actress nomination.

She married actor William Powell in 1931; they divorced two years later. She married Clark Gable in 1939.

Carole Lombard was killed in a airplane crash in Nevada when returning from a War Bond tour in 1942.



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