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Carole Lombard


Carole Lombard was an American actress 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 $500,000 per year.

In September 1938, several British newspapers reported that David O. Selznick had just purchased to the rights to Daphne du Maurier's Rebecca and Lombard was named as the lead.

Lombard befriended Alfred Hitchcock's family when they moved to America, eventually persuading him to direct her in Mr. and Mrs. Smith (1941). After she married Clark Gable in 1939, the Hitchcocks rented her house at 609 St. Cloud Road, Bel Air.

Lombard's career was tragically cut short when she died at the age of 33 in an aircraft crash while returning from a World War II War Bond tour.[1]


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  1. Wikipedia: TWA Flight 3