10 Actors Who Di*d Too Young

10.  Clark Gable, 59

Clark Gable is probably best remembered for his lead role in the iconic 1939 film Gone with the Wind.  It was the role that garnered him the most attention and even a nomination for an Oscar, even though he initially did not even want to take the part.  Once on set, he grew into liking the role and his cast mates, notably the African-American actress Hattie McDaniel.  His friendship and support for her shone when he refused to attend the premier of Gone with the Wind in Atlanta because McDaniel was barred from attending.  After much pleading on her part, Gable eventually conceded and went.  Gable was married three times and has two children, though unfortunately his second child, and only son, was born four months after his death.  After suffering a heart attack, Gable was hospitalised and died a short time after.
10.  Clark Gable, 59