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Clara Bow

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Clara Gordon Bow (July 29, 1905 – September 27, 1965) was an American actress who rose to stardom in silent films during the 1920s and successfully made the transition to "talkies" after 1927. Her appearance as a plucky shopgirl in the film It brought her global fame and the nickname "The It Girl". Bow came to personify the Roaring Twenties and is described as its leading sex symbol. Bow appeared in 46 silent films and 11 talkies, including hits such as Mantrap (1926), It (1927), and Wings (1927). She was named first box-office draw in 1928 and 1929 and second box-office draw in 1927 and 1930. Her presence in a motion picture was said to have ensured investors, by odds of almost two-to-one, a "safe return". At the apex of her stardom, she received more than 45,000 fan letters in a single month (January 1929). Two years after marrying actor Rex Bell in 1931, Bow retired from acting and became a rancher in Nevada. Her final film, Hoop-La, was released in 1933. In September 1965, Bow died of a heart attack at the age of 60.

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Jul 29, 1905 In Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie Beyond the Rainbow 1922-02-19
Latest Project:
Movie Fragments: Surviving Pieces of Lost Films 2011-04-03
Known For
Poster of The Love Goddesses
Poster of Hollywood Without Make-Up
Poster of Dangerous Curves
Poster of The Keeper of the Bees
Movie Fragments: Surviving Pieces of Lost Films Herself (archive footage) 2011-04-03
Movie Sigrid Holmquist Sigrid Holmquist (archive footage) 2010-10-08
Movie Why Be Good?: Sexuality & Censorship in Early Cinema 2007-05-23
Movie Clara Bow: Discovering the It Girl Self (archive footage) 1999-06-14
Movie 100 Years at the Movies Unknown 1994-12-31
Movie The Love Goddesses (archive footage) 1965-03-03
Movie Hollywood Without Make-Up 1963-07-01
Movie Screen Snapshots 1860: Howdy, Podner Clara Bow 1949-07-20
Movie Hoopla Lou 1933-11-30
Movie The Film Parade Herself, film clip (archive footage) (uncredited) 1933-01-01
Movie Call Her Savage Nasa Springer 1932-11-27
Movie No Limit Helen 'Bunny' O'Day 1931-01-15
Movie The House That Shadows Built (archive footage) 1931-07-08
Movie Kick In Molly Hewes 1931-05-22
Movie Paramount on Parade Herself 1930-04-22
Movie True to the Navy Ruby Nolan 1930-05-25
Movie Her Wedding Night Norma Martin 1930-09-28
Movie Love Among the Millionaires Pepper Whipple 1930-07-06
Movie The Wild Party Stella Ames 1929-04-06
Movie The Saturday Night Kid Mayme Barry 1929-10-25
Movie Dangerous Curves Pat Delaney 1929-07-12
Movie Ladies of the Mob Yvonne 1928-06-30
Movie Red Hair Bubbles McCoy 1928-03-10
Movie The Fleet's In Trixie Deane 1928-09-15
Movie Three Week Ends Gladys O'Brien 1928-12-08
Movie Children of Divorce Kitty Flanders 1927-04-25
Movie It Betty Lou Spence 1927-02-05
Movie Rough House Rosie Rosie O'Reilly 1927-05-14
Movie Wings Mary Preston 1927-08-12
Movie Get Your Man Nancy Worthington 1927-12-06
Movie Hula Hula Calhoun 1927-08-28
Movie Dancing Mothers Kittens Westcourt 1926-03-01
Movie Shadow of the Law Mary Brophy 1926-01-24
Movie Two Can Play Dorothy Hammis 1926-02-21
Movie The Runaway Cynthia Meade 1926-04-04
Movie Fascinating Youth Clara Bow 1926-03-17
Movie Kid Boots Clara McCoy 1926-10-03
Movie Mantrap Alverna 1926-07-24
Movie The Scarlet West Miriam 1925-07-26
Movie Parisian Love Marie 1925-08-01
Movie The Lawful Cheater Molly Burns 1925-07-17
Movie The Adventurous Sex The Girl 1925-06-12
Movie Capital Punishment Delia Tate 1925-01-01
Movie Kiss Me Again Grizette 1925-08-01
Movie Eve's Lover Rena D'Arcy 1925-07-06
Movie My Lady's Lips Lola Lombard 1925-07-01
Movie The Plastic Age Cynthia Day 1925-12-15
Movie The Ancient Mariner Doris 1925-12-27
Movie The Keeper of the Bees Lolly Cameron 1925-09-06
Movie My Lady of Whims Prudence Severn 1925-12-09
Movie The Best Bad Man Peggy Swain 1925-11-29
Movie The Primrose Path Marilyn Merrill 1925-09-14
Movie Free to Love Marie Anthony 1925-11-19
Movie Daughters of Pleasure Lila Millas 1924-06-15
Movie Grit Orchid McGonigle 1924-01-07
Movie Poisoned Paradise Margot LeBlanc 1924-02-29
Movie Wine Angela Warriner 1924-08-31
Movie Empty Hearts Unknown 1924-09-15
Movie Black Lightning Martha Larned 1924-12-08
Movie Helen's Babies Alice Mayton 1924-10-11
Movie Enemies of Women Dancing Girl (uncredited) 1923-04-15
Movie The Pill Pounder Unknown 1923-04-23
Movie Maytime Alice Tremaine 1923-11-17
Movie The Daring Years Mary 1923-09-15
Movie Black Oxen Janet Ogelthorpe 1923-12-29
Movie Beyond the Rainbow Virginia Gardener 1922-02-19
Movie Down to the Sea in Ships 'Dot' Morgan 1922-11-21