Clark Gable and Ava Gardner, 1959.
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American actor Clark Gable (1901-1960) started his career as an extra in silent films, and became a top Hollywood star, appearing in films such as 'It Happened One Night' (1934) 'Gone With the Wind' (1939), and 'The Misfits' (1961). Ava Gardner (1922-1990) appeared in 'Show Boat' (1951), 'The Barefoot Contessa' (1954), 'On the Beach' (1959), and 'The Night of the Iguana' (1964). She starred with Gable in 'The Hucksters' (1947), and 'Mogambo' (1953).