(February 1, 1901 – November 16, 1960)
He was an American film actor, often referred to as "The King of Hollywood". Gable began his career as a stage actor and appeared as an extra in silent films between 1924 and 1926, and progressed to supporting roles with a few films for MGM in 1931. The next year he landed his first leading Hollywood role and became a leading man in more than 60 motion pictures over the next three decades. Gable won an Academy Award for Best Actor for It Happened One Night (1934) and was nominated for leading roles in Mutiny on the Bounty (1935) and for his, arguably best-known, role as Rhett Butler in the epic Gone with the Wind (1939).