Clara Bow Overview:

Legendary actress, Clara Bow, was born Clara Gordon Bow on Jul 29, 1905 in Brooklyn, NY. Bow died at the age of 60 on Sep 27, 1965 in West Los Angeles, CA and was laid to rest in Forest Lawn (Glendale) Cemetery in Glendale, CA.


Known variously as the "It" girl, Jazz Baby, and the Brooklyn Bonfire, Clara was a vivacious, petite redhead, who typified America in the mid-1920s. Her abrasive love life hardly matched her screen image, which soon palled with the public with the coming of sound. Married (from 1931) to cowboy star Rex Bell (1905-1962), she was reclusive and in poor health for most of her later life. She died from a heart attack.

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She was honored with one star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the category of Motion Pictures. In addition, Bow was immortalized on a US postal stamp in 1994. Bow was never nominated for an Academy Award.

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By FlickChick on Aug 19, 2014 From A Person in the Dark

This is my entry in the Build Your Own Blogathon, hosted by The Classic Film & TV Cafe, featuring 20 bloggers over 20 days. MANTRAP Alverna does her daily flirting exercises. A girls has to keep in shape! No, is not the mantrap of the title (yeah right). Mantrap is the name of t... Read full article

’s kiss off! Animated GIF

By Fritzi Kramer on Feb 15, 2014 From Movies Silently

By Fritzi Kramer on February 15, 2014 in Blog, GIF, Humor gives a not-so-fond farewell to her castmates in the poverty row potboiler Parisian Love. As was the case in so many of her early films, the plot is thin but Clara sparkles. If you ever have to make a not-so-glamorous exit down a fi... Read full article

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Clara Bow Quotes:

Joe Easter: Well, that sort of upsets my plans. I'd figured on sendin' her to my aunt in Minneapolis...
Alverna: Minneapple sauce!

Pete Springer: [having seen Nasa and Moonglow] Why were you whipping him?
Nasa Springer: I was practicing in case I ever get married.

Mary Preston: D'you know what you can do when you see a shooting star?
John "Jack" Powell: No, what?
Mary Preston: You can kiss the girl you love.

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Unlike many movie stars of her era she did not flaunt her wealth, but lived on par with the middle class.

She lived in a seven-room bungalow at 512 N. Bedford Dr. in Beverly Hills.

She had a rare singing role (sang "I'm True To The Navy") in "Paramount On Parade" (1930).

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