Clark Gable and Clauette Colbert in It Happened One Night.
Director: Frank Capra, 1934.
Miami, August 1942 — Newly inducted Corporal Clark Gable “loses his mustache to Uncle Sam,” having been informed upon enrolling in the Army Air Forces Officer Candidate school that regulations forbid anyone less than a first lieutenant to sport a mustache. Gable immediately went to a barber shop, where half of his mustache was shaved off by the barber. Then, “for the benefit of news cameramen,” the former actor finished off the job himself.
Clark Gable on the set of Gone with the Wind (1939)
In honor of Memorial Day weekend, here are a few stars who served in the military.
William Holden (US Army Air Corps), Paul Newman (US Navy), Steve McQueen (Marine Corps), Rock Hudson (US Navy), Elvis Presley (US Army), Tony Curtis (US Navy), Clark Gable (US Army Air Corps), Humphrey Bogart (US Navy), and James Stewart (US Army Air Corps).