Clark Gable Height

The only reason they come to see me is that I know that life is great, and they know I know it.

~ Clark Gable

The one-time king of Hollywood, Clark Gable is remembered for his impressive work in memorable movies such as It Happened One Night (1934), Bounty, Teacher's Pet (1958), But Not for Me (1959), Call of the Wild (1935), Key to the City (1950), and Mogambo (1953). But perhaps Clark's best role was as Rhett Butler in the historical romance drama Gone with the Wind (1939).

About Clark Gable's Real Height

No doubt Clark Gable was a big and well-proportioned man, but was he really 6'1" as his height is listed all over the internet? Tall, dark, and handsome.

Clark Gable did once mention his height as 6 feet 2 inches but perhaps he was measured in shoes because the report of his physical examination in the army listed his height as 6 ft ½ inch (184 cm) and 6 ft ¼ inch (183 cm).

Even if Clark Gable was not really 6'2", he would still have looked as tall as a 6'2" man would look in our time because the average height of people in the US (and the world) was a bit lower back then.

Here is how Clark Gable stood with his fellow Hollywood pantheons: Humphrey Bogart was 5 feet 8 inches tall and had to wear lifts inside his shoes almost all his career.

Jimmy Stewart was clearly taller than Clark Gable at 6 feet 3 inches.

Gary Cooper and John Wayne were far taller than Clark Gable at 6 feet 4 inches.

The real height of Clark Gable was

6 ft ½ in (184 cm)

Clark Gable standing with Humphrey Bogart and Marlon Brando
Clark Gable with Humphrey "The Great" Bogart (5'8"), and wide-shouldered Marlon Brando (5'9")

The things a man has to have are hope and confidence in himself against the odds, and sometimes he needs somebody, his pal or his mother or his wife or God, to give him that confidence. He's got to have some inner standards worth fighting for or there won't be any way to bring him into conflict. And he must be ready to choose death before dishonor without making too much song and dance about it. That's all there is to it.

~ Clark Gable