American actress Born Harlean Carpentier, 3rd of Mars 1911 in Kansas City, Missouri (the United States) Deceased on June 7, 1937 in Los Angeles, California!
Born from a father dentist, Jean Harlow, from his true name Harlean Carpenter, was born in Kansas City, in Missouri. In 1927, at the sixteen years age, she flees from it, and marries a few years later an influential businessman, Charles Mc Grew.
The couple moves in in Los Angeles, where the Harlow young person, then 23 years old, is made engage like extra on the plates of cinema. Her career starts in 1929, where she plays in short films produced by Hal Roach, in particular with “the inseparable duet” Stan Laurel/Oliver Hardy.
In 1930, Jean Harlow bursts finally the screen with “Hell’ S Angels” produced and realized by the tycoon Howard Hughes, of which she gets excited. The film receives as for him a triumphal reception. Little after the show of the film, Hughes resells the contract of the actress with the MGM for 60 000 $: her career and her celebrity take off of the day at the following day.
Claimed by all the studios of Hollywood, the actress remains nevertheless often confined with the roles of femme fatale, always related to the gangsters.
In 1931, Frank Capra proposes to her to leave this register with the Platinum blonde. But it is undoubtedly with the Beautiful one of Saigon, in which it gives the counterpart in Clark Gable, that it consolidates her image of sex-symbol.
The shooting of the film however was followed by the suicide of her second husband, death which threatened a time the production of film. Left in 1932, the film is a very great success. Refusing the title role of King Kong, finally endorsed by Fay Wray, it prefers turnings of Dining at eight hours and Beautiful of Missouri, which are worth the praises of criticism to him. The made Imprudente reception youth (1935) on the other hand is reserved much more, the actress not being at ease in the musical.
During the shooting of Saratoga, in 1937, Jean Harlow falls seriously sick. She dies in 26 years, without unable to complete the film. Supplemented thanks to a lining, the film is the largest cinematographic success in 1937.
Actress of the following films:
Knave of hearts (1937)
A beautiful blond (1936)
Her wife and her typist (1936)
A Fine fly (1936)
The Trunk of Singapore (1935)
Imprudent youth (1935)