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Yousuf Karsh, master photographer of the 20th century

Clark Gable

Clark Gable, 1948

American film actor Clark Gable was born on February 1, in 1901. Gable had roles in more than 60 motion pictures in multiple genres during a career that lasted 37 years; The Misfits was his final appearance, premiering in 1961, the year following Gable’s death.

Karsh photographed an incredible array of more than 150 people in 1948, including contralto Marian Anderson; first Governor of the Bank of Canada, Graham Towers; President Truman; and several businessmen for J. Walter Thompson advertising (not least the wonderfully-named Cloud Wampler Esq.See the whole list.

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