Fifty-nine years ago, on Nov. 16, 1960, Clark Gable passed away in Los Angeles at the age of 59.
Known as “The King of Hollywood,” he had roles in more than 60 motion pictures that included a list of leading ladies, typically under the MGM label. He became MGM’s biggest male star, appearing in films like “Call of the Wild,” “Mutiny on the Bounty,” “The Misfits” and “Gone with the Wind.”
Born in Cadiz, Ohio, in 1901, Gable moved to Hollywood with his acting coach and first wife to take supporting roles in films from 1924-26. The rest is moviedom history.