Clara Bow

Silent Screen Actress Clara Bow

Profession: Silent Screen Actress

United States of America

Biography: Rose to stardom in silent film during the 1920s. Her appearance as a plucky shopgirl in the film "It" that brought her global fame and the nickname "The It Girl". She came to personify the Roaring Twenties and is described as its leading sex symbol. She appeared in 46 silent films and 11 talkies,

Born: July 29, 1905
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, USA

Generation: Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Leo

Died: September 27, 1965 (aged 60)
Cause of Death: Heart attack

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Married Life

  • 1931-12-03 Silent film actress Clara Bow (26) weds actor and politician Rex Bell (28) in Las Vegas

Historical Events

  • 1927-02-15 Silent film "It" is released in the US starring Clara Bow
  • 1927-08-12 "Wings", one of only two silent films - the other being The Artist in 2011 - to win an Oscar for best picture, opens starring Clara Bow (Outstanding Picture 1929)

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