Carole Lombard was best know as a screwball comedy actress. Born as Jane Alice Peters in Fort Wayne, Indiana. After her parent's divorce, her mother took the family to settle in LA. She was signed to a one-picture contract in 1912 when she was just 12-years-old.
She would not be seen again on screen for 4 years. After leave school at the age of 15, she joined a theater troupe and played in several stage shows. In 1925 she was signed to Fox Films and had her first role in Hearts and Spurs.
In 1931 she was teamed up with William Powell for Man of the World and they hit it off and soon married. The marriage however, did not work out and they divorced in 1933.
Lombard was put opposite to Clark Gable in the 1932 picture No Man of Her Own for the first time. The two would marry seven years later in 1939.
She started to show off her comedic talents and proved to the world what a great actress she really was. She received her only Oscar nomination for Best Actress in 1936.
Not only was she the highest paid actress of her time by starring in movies such as Twentieth Century, My Man Godfrey and Hitchcock's Mr. & Mrs. Smith, she was also an outspoken New Deal Democrat and a support of FDR, as well as the ongoing war effort.