~Carole Lombard~

Born: October 6, 1908 in Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA
Died: January 16, 1942 in Table Rock Mountain, Nevada USA
~Los Angeles Times, 2003~
Like James Dean, Jean Harlow and Marilyn Monroe, actress Carole Lombard is forever frozen in
time because of her tragic death at a young age — like them, she never grew old in front of the

Lombard, one of the Hollywood's best-loved stars of the 1930s and early '40s, died in 1942 at age 33
in a plane crash near Las Vegas.

She seemed to have everything. The lithe blond was glamorous, beautiful, smart as a whip and
moved with ease from comedies to dramas on the silver screen. She had just finished one of her best
films, Ernst Lubitsch's antiwar comedy, "To Be or Not to Be." She was married to the reigning king
of Hollywood, Clark Gable, and the two fondly referred to each other as Ma and Pa.

Thankfully, Lombard left behind a body of work that spanned two decades and spawned more than
70 shorts and feature films. Some of her best are 1937's screwball classic "Nothing Sacred," directed
by William Wellman, and 1934's "Twentieth Century," directed with breakneck breeziness by
Howard Hawks.

Her career got started when she was spotted by a director playing baseball in a neighborhood street
and was signed to do one picture, "A Perfect Crime," in 1921 at age 12.

At 15, Lombard quit school and joined a theater group; in 1925, she signed a contract with Fox,
where she appeared in a few forgotten films. The following year, her career almost came to a halt
when she was in a car accident, which scarred the left side of her face. Plastic surgery and makeup
helped conceal the scar.

Fox canceled her contract after she recovered, so she moved into shorts in 1928. She soon found
herself back at Fox for "Me, Gangster" and with the introduction of sound made a smooth transition
into talkies. Paramount signed her to a contract, and she never stopped working.

Though Gable married two more times, he supposedly never got over Lombard's death. When he
died 18 years later, he was buried next to her.

— Susan King in the Los Angeles Times Nov. 25, 2003
~Silent Filmography~
High Voltage (1929) (as Carol Lombard) .... Billie Davis (The Girl)
... aka Wanted (UK)
Don't Get Jealous (1929)
Matchmaking Mamma (1929) (as Carol Lombard) .... Phyllis
Ned McCobb's Daughter (1928) (as Carol Lombard) .... Jennie
The Campus Carmen (1928) (as Carol Lombard)
Hubby's Weekend Trip (1928)
Show Folks (1928) (as Carol Lombard) .... Cleo
Me, Gangster (1928) (as Carol Lombard) .... Blonde Rosie
Motorboat Mamas (1928)
Power (1928) (as Carol Lombard) .... Another Dame
The Campus Vamp (1928) (as Carol Lombard) .... Carole
Smith's Restaurant (1928) (uncredited)
His Unlucky Night (1928) (as Carol Lombard)
The Girl from Nowhere (1928) (as Carol Lombard)
The Divine Sinner (1928) (as Carol Lombard) .... Millie Claudert
The Bicycle Flirt (1928) (as Carol Lombard)
The Swim Princess (1928) (as Carol Lombard) .... The Swim Star
The Best Man (1928) (uncredited)
Smith's Army Life (1928) (uncredited)
The Beach Club (1928) (uncredited)
Run, Girl, Run (1928) (as Carol Lombard) .... Norma Nurmi
The Girl from Everywhere (1927) (as Carol Lombard)
... aka Hold That Pose (USA: alternative title)
My Best Girl (1927) (uncredited) .... Flirty Blonde Salesgirl
Gold Digger of Weepah (1927) (uncredited) .... Extra
Smith's Pony (1927) (as Carol Lombard)
The Fighting Eagle (1927) (unconfirmed)
The Johnstown Flood (1926) (uncredited) .... One of Gloria's Four Friends/Bridesmaid (working as
Carol Lombard)
The Road to Glory (1926) (as Carol Lombard) .... Bit Part
Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ (1925) (uncredited) .... Slave Girl  
... aka Ben-Hur (USA: short title)
The Plastic Age (1925) (uncredited) .... Co-ed
Durand of the Bad Lands (1925) (as Carol Lombard) .... Ellen Boyd
Hearts and Spurs (1925) (as Carol Lombard) .... Sybil Estabrook
Gold and the Girl (1925) (as Carol Lombard)
Marriage in Transit (1925) (as Carol Lombard) .... Celia Hathaway
Dick Turpin (1925) (uncredited) .... Crowd Extra
Gold Heels (1924) (uncredited) .... Bit
A Perfect Crime (1921) (as Jane Peters) .... Griggs' sister