Monday, December 28, 2009

CLARA BOW: Fun Facts

Clara Gordon Bow (July 29, 1905 – September 27, 1965) Rose to stardom in the silent film era of the (1920s). She won a photo beauty contest which started a movie career of 56 films. She reached the top as the "It Girl" in (1927). She married cowboy star Rex Bell at age 26 and retired from the screen at age 28.

She worked at a hot dog stand on Coney Island as a teenager, run by a man named Nathan Handwerker, who later founded Nathan's Franks.

Pictured on one of ten 29¢ US commemorative postage stamps celebrating stars of the silent screen, issued 27 April 1994. Designed by caricaturist Al Hirschfeld, this set of stamps also honored Rudolph Valentino, Charles Chaplin, Lon Chaney, John Gilbert, Zasu Pitts, Harold Lloyd, Theda Bara, Buster Keaton, and the Keystone Kops.

Mother of actor Rex Bell Jr.

1 comment:

  1. Dawn, I love these beautiful photos of Clara Bow and the fun facts are so interesting. Thanks for posting it.


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