Features Great Hollywood Romances: Clark Gable & Carole Lombard Published 3 months ago on November 16, 2018 Claim to Fame: He had rugged good looks and a devilish grin and radiated a dangerous sexuality. His nickname was The King (the result of a 1938 newspaper poll), and he sealed the title by playing Rhett Butler in Gone with the Wind. She was a blonde, screwball heroine (My Man Godfrey) who played giddy and glamorous with gusto and had a formidable reputation for swearing. When they wed in 1939 (his third, her second) it was a match made in Hollywood heaven. Why They Matter: The movie king and comedy queen were the real thing. Soul mates who settled down to domesticity in a restored rural farmhouse, they called each other Ma and Pa, raised chickens and went hunting together. (They also kept making movies.) But tragedy struck in 1942, just three years into their marriage. Lombard, on tour to sell war bonds, died in a mountain plane crash near Las Vegas at age 33. A distraught Gable had to be restrained from scaling the peak to retrieve her body. Postscript: Gable never recovered from Lombard’s death, turning to drink for comfort. He married twice more, but when he died of a heart attack after completing his 67th movie, The Misfits, his then wife, Kay, had him buried next to Lombard in Forest Lawn Cemetery. Love Note: When they quarreled, Lombard would sometimes send Gable live doves as peace offerings. Carole LombardClark GableGreat Hollywood Romances Advertisement advertisement and this just in Episodes1 day ago Bring It!: Breaking the Curse of the B-Squad (S5EP20 Lifetime Thurs 28 Feb 2019) Breaking the Curse of the B-Squad: Alumni Kayla and Sunjai arrive at the Dollhouse to help the B-Squad break their... Episodes1 day ago The Titan Games: The Titan Games Championship (Season Finale NBC Thurs 28 Feb 2019) The Titan Games Championship: After thousands of hopefuls applied, a field of 64 exceptional athletes has been narrowed down to... Episodes1 day ago How to Get Away with Murder: Please Say No One Else Is Dead (Season finale ABC Thurs 28 Feb 2019) Please Say No One Else Is Dead: Annalise and her team need to get to the truth before the truth... Episodes1 day ago Flack: Episode Two (Pop Thurs 28 Feb 2019) Episode Two: Robyn tries to distract the press from the fact that her pop star client is being dropped by... Episodes1 day ago Better Things: Chicago (S3EP1 FX Thurs 28 Feb 2019) Chicago: Sam and Max go on a trip. Written by Pamela Adlon Directed by Pamela Adlon Airdate: Thursday 28 February... search EPISODES Episodes1 day ago Fam: JoJo Returns (S1EP8 CBS Thurs 28 Feb 2019) JoJo Returns: When Shannon’s bad-news ex-boyfriend, MC DJ JoJo (Peter Sudarso), comes back into her life, Clem and Nick try... Episodes1 day ago Kindred Spirits: Blood in the Water (S3EP5 Travel Thurs 28 Feb 2019) Blood in the Water: Amy Bruni and Adam Berry head to Tennessee to investigate Hales Bar Dam, a location cursed... Episodes1 day ago Will & Grace: The Real McCoy (S2EP13 NBC Thurs 28 Feb 2019) The Real McCoy: Will (Eric McCormack) gives local newscaster McCoy Whitman (guest star Matt Bomer) a second chance and, with... advertisement MOVIES Movies2 weeks ago Private Worlds (Paramount 1935, Charles Boyer, Claudette Colbert) Charles Boyer stars as the new superintendent of a progressive mental hospital. His apparent coldness first arouses resentment among the... Movies2 weeks ago Yucatán (2018, Luis Tosar, Stephanie Cayo) In farcical comedy Yucatán a pair of white collar thieves compete fiercely against each other trying to steal from an... Movies2 weeks ago The Breaker Upperers (Netflix Fri 15 Feb 2019, Jackie van Beek, Madeleine Sami) Two women run a business breaking up couples for cash but when one develops a conscience their friendship unravels. production... MY TV TONIGHTWhat's on and when. Broadcast, cable and streaming... BRITISH FILM 1930-1990The Viewer's Guide to British Film 1930-1990 Indepth guide to six decades of cinema in the UK.