Carole Lombard (born Jane Alice Peters, October 6, 1908 – January 16, 1942) was an outstanding American actress, who played energetic and always distinctive comedy roles in the 1930s films. In the late 1930s Lombard became the highest-paid actress in Hollywood.

Lombard, born in a wealthy family in Indiana, was raised by her mother in Los Angeles. She made her first appearance on the screen at the age of 12 in A Perfect Crime (1921). At 16 years old, Lombard signed her first contract with the Fox Film Corporation to play bit parts, but later Fox dropped Lombard because of the scar left on her face after a car accident.

Nevertheless, Lombard continued her career and signed a contract with Paramount Pictures to become a popular and recognized comedy actress.

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