Gable Birthday Celebration

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Gable (Clark) Birthday Celebration

Saturday nearest February 1
The American film actor William Clark Gable was born in Cadiz, Ohio, on February 1, 1901. For almost a quarter of a century he was Hollywood's leading male star, playing such romantic heroes as Rhett Butler in Gone With the Wind (1939).
The Clark Gable Foundation, Inc., was formed in the actor's hometown of Cadiz in 1985 for the purpose of preserving and promoting Gable's memory. Since 1987 it has hosted an annual celebration of Gable's birthday on or near February 1, an event that has been attended by John Clark, Gable's son; Joan Spreckles, his step-daughter; and a number of the original cast members of Gone With the Wind . There are booths for Gable memorabilia and showings of his films. The celebration is attended by several hundred collectors and fans.
Clark Gable Foundation Inc.
138 Charleston St.
P.O. Box 65
Cadiz, OH 43907
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