Profile of the Day: Carole Lombard
Today we remember actress Carole Lombard, who passed away on January 16, 1942 at the age of 33. The third child born to Frederic and Elizabeth Peters, Lombard is best remembered for her roles in the screwball comedies of the 1930s. In 1939, she married Clark Gable in Kingman, Arizona. She died in a tragic plane crash while returning home from a World War II War Bond tour. Devastated by his wife’s death, Gable joined the United States Army Air Forces, something she had suggested to him after the U.S. entered World War II. Despite her short career, Lombard continues to be recognized as one of the greatest female screen legends.
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