Carole Lombard

Born Oct 6, 1908

Carole Lombard was an American actress. She is particularly noted for her roles in the screwball comedies of the 1930s. She is listed as one of the American Film Institute's greatest stars of all time and was the highest-paid star in Hollywood in the late 1930s, earning around US$500,000 per year (more than five times the salary of the US President).… Read More

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1908 Birth Lombard was born in Fort Wayne, Indiana, on October 6, 1908. … Read More
1914 5 Years Old The marriage between her parents was strained, however, and in October 1914, her mother took the children and moved to Los Angeles. … Read More


1924 15 Years Old In October 1924, shortly after these disappointments, 16-year-old Lombard was signed to a contract with the Fox Film Corporation. … Read More
1925 16 Years Old In March 1925, Fox gave Lombard a leading role in the drama Marriage in Transit, opposite Edmund Lowe. … Read More
1927 18 Years Old She appeared in 15 short films between September 1927 and March 1929, and greatly enjoyed her time at the studio. … Read More
1928 19 Years Old 1 More Event
Sennett's productions were distributed by Pathé Exchange, and in 1928, the company began casting Lombard in feature films. … Read More


1929 - 1930 2 More Events
Paramount quickly began casting Lombard as a leading lady, primarily in drama films. Her fame increased when she married William Powell in 1931, but the pair divorced two years later. … Read More
1932 23 Years Old She went on to appear in five films throughout 1932. … Read More
1933 24 Years Old In August 1933, Lombard and Powell divorced after 26 months of marriage, although they remained very good friends until Lombard's death.
1934 25 Years Old The year 1934 marked a high point in Lombard's career. … Read More
1936 27 Years Old 1 More Event
At the time, she blamed it on their careers, but in a 1936 interview, she admitted that this "had little to do with the divorce. … Read More
1937 28 Years Old By 1937, Lombard was one of Hollywood's most popular actresses, and also the highest-paid star in Hollywood following the deal which Myron Selznick negotiated with Paramount that brought her $450,000, more than five times the salary of the U.S. President. … Read More
1938 29 Years Old 1 More Event
Fools for Scandal was the only film Lombard made in 1938. … Read More


1939 30 Years Old 1 More Event
The divorce was finalized in March 1939, and Gable and Lombard eloped in Kingman, Arizona, on March 29, honeymooning in the nearby mining town of Oatman.
1941 32 Years Old 1 More Event
…  Filming took place in the fall of 1941, and was reportedly one of the happiest experiences of Lombard's career.
1942 33 Years Old 1 More Event
In the early morning hours of January 16, 1942, Lombard, her mother, and Winkler boarded a Transcontinental and Western Air Douglas DST (Douglas Sleeper Transport) aircraft to return to California. … Read More
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