Happy Birthday Carole Lombard!
Born Jane Alice Peters, October 6, 1908 - January 16, 1942
“She was so alive, modern, frank, and natural that she stands out like a beacon on a lightship in this odd place called Hollywood.”
"You can trust that little screwball with your life or your hopes or your weaknesses, and she wouldn’t even know how to think about letting you down.”
"I remember that I looked at her and marvelled. For to me- and to all Hollywood- Lombard spilled humaness with every step- like a man carrying a brimming pail. She just couldn’t hold back her gaiety; laughter, friendliness, and camaraderie got out of hand to drench unsuspecting bystanders. For Carole was inclusive, not exclusive. Her tempo was a perpetual challenge to gloom."
-William F. French
"She brought great joy to all who knew her and to millions who knew her only as a great artist… She is and always will be a star, one we shall never forget, nor cease to be grateful to.”
-President Franklin D. Roosevelt