American actress Carole Lombard was best known for her energetic, off-beat roles in screwball comedies like ‘Twentieth Century’ (1934) and ‘My Man Godfrey’ (1936).
She had a difficult beginning to her career as the ‘Fox Film Corporation’ dropped her due to a scar on her face after a car accident. She later signed up with the ‘Paramount Pictures’ and worked her way back with lead roles in several box office hits ,including ‘Nothing Sacred’ (1937), ‘Mr.& Mrs. Smith’ (1941) and ‘To Be or Not to Be’ (1942).
Lombard ventured into more serious roles with appearance in movies like ‘In Name Only’ (1939), ‘Vigil in the Night’ (1940), and ‘They Knew What They Wanted’ (1940). However, she failed to impress the audience and went back to comedy. During the later part of her career, she appeared in documentaries such as ‘Hollywood’s Golden Era: Leading Ladies’ (1989) and ‘Dear Mr. Gable’ (1991).
She appeared in 56 feature films and 18 short films in her career spanning 21 years.