Carole Lombard Biography
After filming the movie, Carole Lombard returned to school and became active in theaters. After graduating from high school, she started to learn ballroom dancing. Her career boomed when a Fox Studio executive saw her dancing at the Coconut Grove in Hollywood. She was given an onscreen test which she passed. Afterwards, signed a contract with Twentieth Century Fox. Her first film was Heart and Spurs (1925) where she played the lead role. Her next film was Durand of the Bad Lands in 1925 and she made another one in the same year which is a comedy entitled Marriage in Transit.
In 1926, Carole Lombard met an automobile accident and she was seriously injured. This accident left a scar on her face. This has been the reason why Fox cancelled her contract. However, her career did not stop as she continued to appear in films. She made a transition from silent movie to talkies film and her first project was High Voltage in 1929.
In 1931, Carole starred in Man of the World opposite William Powell. Carole and William got married in the same year but the marriage has not been successful and they divorced after 28 months.
In the movie No Man of Her Own which was released in 1932, Carole starred for the first time with Clark Gable. They become a couple and their marriage lasted for seven years. During that time, Carole was one of the top stars of Paramount Pictures.
Carole got her only Oscar Nomination for Best Actress from the movie My Man Godfrey in 1936 where she lost the award to actress Luise Rainer who did a great job in The Great Ziegfeld.
Carole Lombard was one of the top paying actresses in the film industry during her time. In 1942, she starred in her last film To Be or Not to Be where she played Maria Tura opposite Jack Benny. She never had the chance to see this movie because died in a plane crash with her mother and 20 more passengers. Carole Lombard, the highly acclaimed actress died at 33 and there are only a few who were able to match her acting prowess.