Clara Bow Biography

Clara Gordon Bow was an American actress who rose to stardom in silent film during the 1920s. It was her appearance as a plucky shopgirl in the film It that 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.

She appeared in 46 silent films and 11 talkies, including hits such as Mantrap, It and Wings. 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 2-to-1, a "safe return". At the apex of her stardom, she received more than 45,000 fan letters in a single month.

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. Source: Wikipedia

Biography Snapshot
Name:
Clara Bow
Nationality:
United States of America
Profession:
Actor
Religion:
Atheism
Date of Birth:
July 29, 1905
Astrological Sign:
Leo
Date of Death:
September 27, 1965
Age at Death:
60
Cause of Death:
Myocardial infarction
Marriages
  • 1931-12-03
    Silent film actress Clara Bow (26) weds actor and politician Rex Bell (28) in Las Vegas
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