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Soon the two established a friendly working relationship, and Frank Capra even got Gable to play practical jokes on Colbert to lighten the mood on the set—to which she responded with good humor. Reports say, however, that she continued to pout and fret about the project, and it wasn’t until leaving the stage with the Oscar in her hand after her acceptance speech, that she found Capra and thanked him for making the film. In fact, she had been so convinced that she would lose the Oscar competition in 1935 to Bette Davis , Colbert didn’t even attend the awards ceremony at first. When in fact she did win, she had to be picked up from a train station! Clark Gable gave his Oscar for It Happened One Night (1934) to a child who admired it, telling him it was the winning of the statue that had mattered, not owning it. The child returned the Oscar to the Gable family after Clark's death. Friz Freleng 's unpublished memoirs mention that this was one of his favorite films, and that it contains at least three things upon which the character "Bugs Bunny" was based: the character Oscar Shapely's ( Roscoe Karns ) personality; the manner in which Peter Warne ( Clark Gable ) was eating carrots and talking quickly at the same time; and an imaginary character mentioned once to frighten Oscar Shapely named "Bugs Dooley." Other mentions of "Looney Tunes" characters from the film include Alexander Andrews ( Walter Connolly ) and King Westley ( Jameson Thomas ) being the inspirations for Yosemite Sam and Pepé LePew, respectively. Clark Gable 's mother died when he was seven months old. At 16 he quit high school, went to work in an Akron (Ohio) tire factory and decided to become an actor after seeing
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his first play. He toured in stock theatre companies, worked oil fields and sold ties. In
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