When he was growing up, everyone called him Billy Gable.
Clark was widely considered for the role of Tarzan in the 1932 Tarzan, the Ape Man, but was deemed to unknown and the role went to Johnny Weissmuller.
Both of Clark's parents were of German ancestry.
While growing up, Clark wanted to become a doctor.
According to military records released in 2005, Clark's weekly wage was listed as $7,500 for his movie work.
Clark was the first and only choice for the character of "Rhett Butler" in the 1939 classic film Gone with the Wind.
One of Clark's golf caddies in 1949, was a young high school student later turned movie star himself, Robert Wagner.
Four days after finishing his stunt work on the film The Misfits, Clark suffered a heart attack and died 10 days later.
His son, John Clark Gable, was born on March 20, 1961, 4 months after Clark's death.
Clark onced worked as a lumberman in the Wilamette Valley in Oregon during the early 1920's.
Clark was voted the 8th Greatest Movie Star of all time by Entertainment Weekly in 2000.
Clark is interred at Forest Lawn, Glendale, California, in the Great Mausoleum, Sanctuary of Trust. He is next to late wife Carole Lombard.
In the summer of 1942, Clark enlisted in the army in honor of his late wife, Carole Lombard who had been killed in a plane crash while on tour selling war bonds.
In December 1930, he was signed a two-year contract with MGM at $350 a week.
In 1924, he joined a theatre company in Portland.
Clark quit Edinburgh High School at the age of 16 to work at an Akron tire factory to help out his family.
At the age of 14, Clark was 6 feet tall and weighed 150 pounds.
His mother died from epilepsy when he was only seven months old.
When Clark was born he was mistakenly listed as a female on his birth certificate.
Clark was 6'1" tall.
Clark: I'm just a lucky slob who happened to be in the right place at the right time.
Clark was dylesxic.