Clark Gable: Hitler, Bugs Bunny, And More Stories You've Never Heard

Clark Gable in a publicity photograph for his film Too Hot to Handle (1938), in which he plays a newsreel reporter. (Getty Images)

Happy birthday to Clark Gable! The uber-masculine heartthrob of the Golden Age of Hollywood was born on this day in 1901. This birthday boy lit up the silver screen as charming rogue Rhett Butler in the epic Gone With the Wind and starred in It Happened One Night and The Misfits. Gable was a complex and interesting performer. Here's some stuff about him that you didn't know.