Jean Harlow
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"Jean Harlow" was an American film actress and sex symbol of the 1930s.

After being signed by director Howard Hughes, Harlow's first major appearance was in Hell's Angels (film)/Hell's Angels (1930), followed by a series of critically unsuccessful films, before signing with Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer in 1932. Harlow became a leading lady for MGM, starring in a string of hit films including Red Dust (1932), Dinner at Eight (film)/Dinner at Eight (1933), Reckless (1935 film)/Reckless (1935) and Suzy (1936 film)/Suzy (1936). Among her frequent co-stars were William Powell, Spencer Tracy and, in six films, Clark Gable.

Harlow's popularity rivaled and soon surpassed that of her MGM colleagues Joan Crawford and Norma Shearer. She had become one of the biggest movie stars in the world by the late 1930s, often nicknamed the "Blonde bombshell (stereotype)/Blond Bombshell" and the "Platinum blond/Platinum Blonde", and popular for her "Laughing Vamp (woman)/Vamp" movie persona.

She died during the filming of Saratoga (film)/Saratoga in 1937 at the age of 26. The film was completed using Body double/doubles and released a little over a month after Harlow's death. The American Film Institute ranked her as the 22nd AFI's 100 Years... 100 Stars/greatest female star in Hollywood history.

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