A 1926 auto accident badly cut her face. At the time the belief was that use of anesthetic during the operation would leave worse scars, so she endured the reconstructive surgery WITHOUT an anesthetic.
Adolf Hitler esteemed the film star above all other actors, and during the war offered a sizable reward to anyone who could capture and return Gable, who had enlisted in the Army Air Corps and was flying combat missions over Germany, unscathed to him.
When he was born he was mistakenly listed as a female on his birth certificate.
Where half of Superman's name comes from. The other half coming from Kent Taylor.