Carole Lombard

Highest Rated: 100% Nothing Sacred (1937)
Lowest Rated: 67% Mr. & Mrs. Smith (1941)
Birthday: Oct 6, 1908
Birthplace: Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA
When Carole Lombard died at the age of 33 in a plane crash following a World War II war bond drive, the American film industry lost one of its most talented and intelligent actresses. Starting out in silent films as a Mack Sennett bathing beauty, she later epitomized screwball comedy in Twentieth Century (1934); My Man Godfrey (1936), for which she was Oscar nominated as Irene Bullock, with ex-husband William Powell as Godfrey; and Nothing Sacred (1937), playing the not-so-doomed Hazel Flagg. But Lombard was also a capable dramatic actress whose talents can be seen in her subdued performance as a nurse in one of her final roles, in Vigil in the Night (1940), as well as in The Eagle and the Hawk (1933), In Name Only (1939) and They Knew What They Wanted (1940). Other fine appearances include teaming with Fred MacMurray in several films, the best of which are Hands Across the Table (1935) and The Princess Comes Across (1936), in which Lombard does a humorously accurate Greta Garbo takeoff. Her two final films contain two of her best performances: Mr. and Mrs. Smith (1940) and the Ernst Lubitsch war satire, To Be or Not To Be (1942). She was married to William Powell from 1931-33 and to Clark Gable from 1939 til her death.

Highest Rated Movies



No Score Yet Dear Mr. Gable Actor 1991
No Score Yet Hollywood's Golden Era: Leading Ladies Actor 1989
98% To Be or Not to Be Maria Tura 1942
67% Mr. & Mrs. Smith Ann Krausheimer Smith 1941
No Score Yet They Knew What They Wanted Amy Peters 1940
No Score Yet Vigil in the Night Anne Lee 1940
No Score Yet In Name Only Julie Eden 1939
No Score Yet Made for Each Other Jane Mason 1939
No Score Yet Fools for Scandal Kay Winters 1938
100% Nothing Sacred Hazel Flagg 1937
No Score Yet Swing High, Swing Low Marguerite 'Maggie' King 1937
No Score Yet True Confession Helen Bartlett 1937
100% My Man Godfrey Irene Bullock 1936
No Score Yet Love Before Breakfast Kay Colby 1936
No Score Yet The Princess Comes Across Princess Olga (Wanda Nash) 1936
No Score Yet Hands Across the Table Regi Allen 1935
No Score Yet Rumba Diana Harrison 1935
No Score Yet The Gay Bride Mary Magiz 1934
No Score Yet Lady by Choice `Alabam' Georgia Lee 1934
88% Twentieth Century Mildred Plotka/Lily Garland 1934
No Score Yet Bolero Helen Hathaway 1934
No Score Yet Now and Forever Toni Carstairs Day 1934
No Score Yet We're Not Dressing Doris Worthington 1934
No Score Yet White Woman Judith Denning 1933
No Score Yet The Eagle and the Hawk The Beautiful Lady 1933
No Score Yet From Hell to Heaven Colly Tanner 1933
No Score Yet Supernatural Roma Courtney 1933
No Score Yet Brief Moment Abby Fane 1933
No Score Yet No Man of Her Own Connie Randall 1932
No Score Yet No More Orchids Annie Holt 1932
No Score Yet Virtue Mae 1932
No Score Yet Sinners in the Sun Doris Blake 1932
No Score Yet Up Pops the Devil Anne Merrick 1931
No Score Yet Ladies' Man Rachel Fendley 1931
No Score Yet Man of the World Mary Kendall 1931
No Score Yet It Pays to Advertise Mary Grayson 1931
No Score Yet Fast and Loose Alice O'Neil 1930
No Score Yet Safety in Numbers Pauline 1930
No Score Yet The Racketeer (Love's Conquest) Rhoda Philbrooke 1929
No Score Yet Big News Margaret Banks 1929
No Score Yet High Voltage Billie Davis 1929
No Score Yet Ned McCobb's Daughter Jennie 1928
No Score Yet Show Folks Cleo 1928
No Score Yet The Campus Vamp Carole 1928
No Score Yet Power Another Dame 1928
No Score Yet Dick Turpin Actor 1925
No Score Yet These Girls Won't Talk Actor 1920