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Carole Lombard (born Jane Alice Peters; October 6, 1908 – January 16, 1942) was an American actress during UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfHollywood, renowned for her ditzy ScrewballComedy heroines and her playful personality.

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Carole Lombard (born Jane Alice Peters; October 6, 1908 – January 16, 1942) was an American actress actor during UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfHollywood, renowned for her ditzy ScrewballComedy heroines and her playful personality.



Carole's influence would continue to be felt beyond the grave, when her best friend Creator/LucilleBall would claim that the late actress had appeared to her in a dream and convinced her to "give it a whirl" -- ''it'' being the new and untested medium of television. The result was ''Series/ILoveLucy'', which came to define the television SitCom even more profoundly than Carole's own work had defined the ScrewballComedy genre.

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Carole's influence would continue to be felt beyond the grave, when her best friend Creator/LucilleBall would claim that the late actress Carole had appeared to her in a dream and convinced her to "give it a whirl" -- ''it'' being the new and untested medium of television. The result was ''Series/ILoveLucy'', which came to define the television SitCom even more profoundly than Carole's own work had defined the ScrewballComedy genre.



** Alfred Hitchcock wanted to cast her in more of his films in serious roles, feeling that she was a capable dramatic actress. However she died shortly after their only film together, ''Film/MrAndMrsSmith1941''.

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** Alfred Hitchcock wanted to cast her in more of his films in serious roles, feeling that she was a capable dramatic actress.actor. However she died shortly after their only film together, ''Film/MrAndMrsSmith1941''.


Carole Lombard (born Jane Alice Peters; October 6, 1908 – January 16, 1942) was an American actor during UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfHollywood, renowned for her ditzy ScrewballComedy heroines and her playful personality.

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Carole Lombard (born Jane Alice Peters; October 6, 1908 – January 16, 1942) was an American actor actress during UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfHollywood, renowned for her ditzy ScrewballComedy heroines and her playful personality.



Carole's influence would continue to be felt beyond the grave, when her best friend Creator/LucilleBall would claim that the late actor had appeared to her in a dream and convinced her to "give it a whirl" -- ''it'' being the new and untested medium of television. The result was ''Series/ILoveLucy'', which came to define the television SitCom even more profoundly than Carole's own work had defined the ScrewballComedy genre.

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Carole's influence would continue to be felt beyond the grave, when her best friend Creator/LucilleBall would claim that the late actor actress had appeared to her in a dream and convinced her to "give it a whirl" -- ''it'' being the new and untested medium of television. The result was ''Series/ILoveLucy'', which came to define the television SitCom even more profoundly than Carole's own work had defined the ScrewballComedy genre.



** Alfred Hitchcock wanted to cast her in more of his films in serious roles, feeling that she was a capable dramatic actor. However she died shortly after their only film together, ''Film/MrAndMrsSmith1941''.

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** Alfred Hitchcock wanted to cast her in more of his films in serious roles, feeling that she was a capable dramatic actor.actress. However she died shortly after their only film together, ''Film/MrAndMrsSmith1941''.


Carole Lombard (born Jane Alice Peters; October 6, 1908 – January 16, 1942) was an American actress during UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfHollywood, renowned for her ditzy ScrewballComedy heroines and her playful personality.

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Carole Lombard (born Jane Alice Peters; October 6, 1908 – January 16, 1942) was an American actress actor during UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfHollywood, renowned for her ditzy ScrewballComedy heroines and her playful personality.



Carole's influence would continue to be felt beyond the grave, when her best friend Creator/LucilleBall would claim that the late actress had appeared to her in a dream and convinced her to "give it a whirl" -- ''it'' being the new and untested medium of television. The result was ''Series/ILoveLucy'', which came to define the television SitCom even more profoundly than Carole's own work had defined the ScrewballComedy genre.

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Carole's influence would continue to be felt beyond the grave, when her best friend Creator/LucilleBall would claim that the late actress actor had appeared to her in a dream and convinced her to "give it a whirl" -- ''it'' being the new and untested medium of television. The result was ''Series/ILoveLucy'', which came to define the television SitCom even more profoundly than Carole's own work had defined the ScrewballComedy genre.



** Alfred Hitchcock wanted to cast her in more of his films in serious roles, feeling that she was a capable dramatic actress. However she died shortly after their only film together, ''Film/MrAndMrsSmith1941''.

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** Alfred Hitchcock wanted to cast her in more of his films in serious roles, feeling that she was a capable dramatic actress.actor. However she died shortly after their only film together, ''Film/MrAndMrsSmith1941''.

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* ''Film/TheEagleAndTheHawk'' (1933)


During the early 1930s, Carole worked in mediocre movies, playing variants on the brainless blonde. All that changed, however, with her breakout hit, ''Film/TwentiethCentury''. Alongside the respected actor, Creator/JohnBarrymore, she held her own, and the film not only solidified her star power, but cemented the ScrewballComedy genre. Subsequently, LIFE Magazine crowned her the "Screwball Comedy Queen."

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During the early 1930s, Carole Lombard worked in mediocre movies, playing variants on the brainless blonde. All that changed, however, with her breakout hit, ''Film/TwentiethCentury''. Alongside the respected actor, Creator/JohnBarrymore, she held her own, and the film not only solidified her star power, but cemented the ScrewballComedy genre. Subsequently, LIFE Magazine crowned her the "Screwball Comedy Queen."



Notoriously, Carole was also known for [[ThePrankster her mischievous antics]] throughout her life and here are just ''[[UpToEleven some]]'' [[Funny/CaroleLombard outrageous examples]]: on her first and only movie with Creator/ClarkGable (''Film/{{No Man of Her Own|1932}}''), she [[https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/clark_and_carole_clark_ham_present.jpg gave him a ham with a picture of him]], thinking him a stuffed shirt; she gave director Creator/WilliamAWellman a straitjacket as a gift during the shooting of ''Film/NothingSacred''; Hitchcock was known for his infamous remark about actors being cattle, so Carole [[https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/lombard_and_montgomery_with_cattle.jpg brought cattle onto the set]], and called one Carole and the other Bob (Creator/RobertMontgomery being her co-star); always the attention-lover, she went to a party for a friend who had been released from a sanitarium, arrived in an ambulance, and shocked the guests as she was lifted into the room on a stretcher. Clark Gable, who was also a guest, thought the joke in poor taste.

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Notoriously, Carole Lombard was also known for [[ThePrankster her mischievous antics]] throughout her life and here are just ''[[UpToEleven some]]'' [[Funny/CaroleLombard outrageous examples]]: on her first and only movie with Creator/ClarkGable (''Film/{{No Man of Her Own|1932}}''), she [[https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/clark_and_carole_clark_ham_present.jpg gave him a ham with a picture of him]], thinking him a stuffed shirt; she gave director Creator/WilliamAWellman a straitjacket as a gift during the shooting of ''Film/NothingSacred''; Hitchcock was known for his infamous remark about actors being cattle, so Carole [[https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/lombard_and_montgomery_with_cattle.jpg brought cattle onto the set]], and called one Carole and the other Bob (Creator/RobertMontgomery being her co-star); always the attention-lover, she went to a party for a friend who had been released from a sanitarium, arrived in an ambulance, and shocked the guests as she was lifted into the room on a stretcher. Clark Gable, who was also a guest, thought the joke in poor taste.



On the onset of the late 30s and early 40s, Carole [[TomHanksSyndrome tried her hand at dramas,]] but they failed with the public and critics. Due to these box offices duds, she returned to comedies; her two last were, respectively, Creator/AlfredHitchcock's only straight comedy, ''[[Film/MrAndMrsSmith1941 Mr. and Mrs. Smith]]'', and Creator/ErnstLubitsch's ''Film/ToBeOrNotToBe''.

America’s entrance into UsefulNotes/WorldWarTwo sparked Carole's patriotism, and she traveled the world to collect war bonds for the effort. After selling more than $2 million war bonds in one night’s rally, Carole, her mother, Bessie, and a family friend/Gable's agent, Otto Winkler, boarded a DC-3 plane to Indiana on January 16, 1942. The plane crashed shortly after take-off; none of the passengers survived. Lombard was only 33 years old.

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On the onset of In the late 30s '30s and early 40s, Carole '40s, Lombard [[TomHanksSyndrome tried her hand at dramas,]] dramas]], but they failed with the public and critics. Due to these box offices duds, she returned to comedies; her two last were, respectively, Creator/AlfredHitchcock's only straight comedy, ''[[Film/MrAndMrsSmith1941 Mr. and Mrs. Smith]]'', and Creator/ErnstLubitsch's ''Film/ToBeOrNotToBe''.

America’s America's entrance into UsefulNotes/WorldWarTwo sparked Carole's Lombard's patriotism, and she traveled the world to collect war bonds for the effort. After selling more than $2 million war bonds in one night’s rally, Carole, her mother, Bessie, and a family friend/Gable's agent, Otto Winkler, boarded a DC-3 plane to Indiana on January 16, 1942. The plane crashed shortly after take-off; none of the passengers survived. Lombard was only 33 years old.


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Late in 1936 though, Carole and Clark Gable became completely smitten and were soon inseparable. They became Hollywood’s most glamourous couple and got HappilyMarried on March 29th, 1939.

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Late in 1936 1936, though, Carole Lombard and Clark Gable became completely smitten and were soon inseparable. They became Hollywood’s most glamourous couple and got HappilyMarried on March 29th, 1939.


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* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: Most remembered characters are a mixture of this and {{adorkable}}, often wrapped up in their own worlds.

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* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: Most Her most remembered characters are a mixture of this and {{adorkable}}, often wrapped up in their own worlds.


Notoriously, Carole was also known for [[ThePrankster her mischievous antics]] throughout her life and here are just ''[[UpToEleven some]]'' [[Funny/CaroleLombard outrageous examples]]: on her first and only movie with Creator/ClarkGable (''Film/{{No Man of Her Own|1932}}''), she [[https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/clark_and_carole_clark_ham_present.jpg gave him a ham with a picture of him]], thinking him a stuffed shirt; she gave director Creator/WilliamAWellman a straight jacket as a gift during the shooting of ''Film/NothingSacred''; Hitchcock was known for his infamous remark about actors being cattle, so Carole [[https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/lombard_and_montgomery_with_cattle.jpg brought cattle onto the set]], and called one Carole and the other Bob (Creator/RobertMontgomery being her co-star); always the attention-lover, she went to a party for a friend who had been released from a sanitarium, arrived in an ambulance, and shocked the guests as she was lifted into the room on a stretcher. Clark Gable, who was also a guest, thought the joke in poor taste.

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Notoriously, Carole was also known for [[ThePrankster her mischievous antics]] throughout her life and here are just ''[[UpToEleven some]]'' [[Funny/CaroleLombard outrageous examples]]: on her first and only movie with Creator/ClarkGable (''Film/{{No Man of Her Own|1932}}''), she [[https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/clark_and_carole_clark_ham_present.jpg gave him a ham with a picture of him]], thinking him a stuffed shirt; she gave director Creator/WilliamAWellman a straight jacket straitjacket as a gift during the shooting of ''Film/NothingSacred''; Hitchcock was known for his infamous remark about actors being cattle, so Carole [[https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/lombard_and_montgomery_with_cattle.jpg brought cattle onto the set]], and called one Carole and the other Bob (Creator/RobertMontgomery being her co-star); always the attention-lover, she went to a party for a friend who had been released from a sanitarium, arrived in an ambulance, and shocked the guests as she was lifted into the room on a stretcher. Clark Gable, who was also a guest, thought the joke in poor taste.


* TooSoon: In her final film ''Film/ToBeOrNotToBe'' (released posthumously), one of her original lines of dialogue was "What could happen on a plane?", which was cut from the film because of her death in a plane crash.

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* ''Film/ManOfTheWorld'' (1931)


** Hitchcock wanted to cast her in more of his films in serious roles, feeling that she was a capable dramatic actress. However she died shortly after their only film together, ''Film/MrAndMrsSmith1941''.

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** Alfred Hitchcock wanted to cast her in more of his films in serious roles, feeling that she was a capable dramatic actress. However she died shortly after their only film together, ''Film/MrAndMrsSmith1941''.


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->''"She was so alive, modern, frank, and a natural that she stands out like a beacon on a lightship in this odd place called Hollywood."''

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->''"She was so alive, modern, frank, and a natural that she stands out like a beacon on a lightship in this odd place called Hollywood."''



Carole Lombard, born Jane Alice Peters (October 6, 1908 -- January 16, 1942), was an American actress during UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfHollywood, renowned for her ditzy ScrewballComedy heroines and her playful personality.

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Carole Lombard, born Lombard (born Jane Alice Peters (October Peters; October 6, 1908 -- January 16, 1942), 1942) was an American actress during UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfHollywood, renowned for her ditzy ScrewballComedy heroines and her playful personality.

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