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Jean Harlow (March 3, 1911 – June 7, 1937) was an American film actress and sex symbol of the 1930s. Known as the “Blonde Bombshell” and the “Platinum Blonde” (owing to her platinum blonde hair), Harlow was ranked as one of the greatest movie stars of all time by the American Film Institute.
“In the first sitting I fell in love with Jean Harlow. She had the most beautiful and seductive body I ever photographed.” — Charles Sinclair Bull (portrait photographer)
“Harlow was not frightened of the camera; she reacted to it, and in some strange way, I was the third party, they were the conspirators.” — George Hurrell (MGM chief photographer)
“Always, she is so straightforward and human and pleasant to observe that she is of inordinate value to a film that certainly does require her gifts.” — Richard Watts, Jr. from the New York Herald Tribune
“A square shooter if there ever was one.” — Spencer Tracy
“She didn’t want to be famous. She wanted to be happy.” — Clark Gable