Tuesday, June 25, 2013

June 26: Carole Lombard

On this date in History .... June 26, 1931:

Powell & Lombard, 1936
22-year old Carole Lombard, born in Fort Wayne, Indiana, marries 38-year old William Powell. 

Lombard, known as the “screwball of the silver screen” is probably best remembered for being the wife of Clark Gable. Her marriage to Powell only lasted a couple of years and she obtained a Carson City, Nevada divorce in 1933. It was called the “highest profile celebrity divorce in Carson City history.”  She married Clark Gable in 1939. 

Lombard died in a plane crash in 1942 outside of Las Vegas after doing a war bond rally in her home state of Indiana.

P.S.  Happy Birthday to my Aunt Libby, born June 26, 1931!!


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