Birth Name: Clark Gable
Birth Place: Cadiz, Ohio, USA
Death Place: Hollywood, California, USA
Born William Clark Gable on Feb. 1, 1901 in Cadiz, OH, he was the son - despite being mistakenly listed as a girl on his birth certificate - of William Henry Gable, an oil-field worker, and Adeline Gable. Tragically, Gable's mother, already ill at the time of his birth, passed away before he had reached the age of one. After remarrying in 1903, Gable's father relocated to the town of Hopedale, just outside Akron, where young Clark was raised until financial difficulties forced his father to attempt farming in the nearby town of Ravenna. Although he was an adequate student with a keen interest in reading and music, Gable dropped out of school in 1917, and at the encouragement of a friend, tra...
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