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Grandson of Film Icon Gets Jail Time for Lasering Police Helicopter

Jan 12, 2012  •  Post A Comment

The grandson of one of the legendary actors of Hollywood’s Golden Era has been sentenced to jail for flashing a laser pointer at a police helicopter, TMZ.com reports.

Clark Gable III, the 23-year-old grandson of the film legend who played Rhett Butler in “Gone With the Wind,” was sentenced to 10 days in jail, the story reports.

Gable pleaded guilty to a felony count of discharging a laser at an occupied aircraft in connection with an incident last summer. He also received three years’ probation.

Gable’s grandfather, Clark Gable, was one of the greatest film icons of the 1930s, winning an Oscar for “It Happened One Night” (1934) along with nominations for “Gone With the Wind” (1939) and “Mutiny on the Bounty” (1935).

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  1. Gable is one of the greatest film icons of all time! Not just the 30’s. He was known as The King of Hollywood. He successfully made the transition from Silents to Talkies and was a star for over 30 years including later films – The Hucksters, Run Silent, Run Deep, Teacher’s Pet and his final The Misfits. He was also one of the first Big Stars to reject the Studio system and go independent.

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