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Saturday, March 28, 2009

31 Days of Moustache: Clark Gable

Name: Clark Gable
DOB: February 1, 1901
DOD: November 16, 1960
Profession: Actor
Claim to Fame: Rhett Butler in Gone with the Wind
Prime YAM (Years Active with Moustache): 30s

Why It's Awesome:
Rumor has it that the original famous line from Gone with the Wind was, "Frankly, my dear, I don't give a damn if you don't like my moustache." In order to trim down the running time the moustache portion of the line was cut during the final script revisions.

Gable was one of cinema's first great stars of the talkie era. He was actually nicknamed "The King of Hollywood". During his prime in the 30s, you really can't deny that nickname. He was the hottest male lead at the time. He won an Oscar in 1934 for It Happened One Night. He followed that with Mutiny on the Bounty, then there was this film called Gone with the Wind.

Gable lived to only be 59, but had an amazing career. AFI even named him seventh in their list for greatest male stars of all time.

Final 'Stache Rating (Out of Four Moustaches):

Gable's 'stache came and went throughout his career. Still, Though, for his most famous role he had it. And, considering with inflation it's the highest grossing film ever, he will forever be known with his signature 'stache.

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