Clark Kent (Superman Comics) Clark Kent is the secret identity of Superman, created by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster as a comic book hero in 1938, and immortalized on screen and television, in comics, toys, games, and in the imaginations of generations of children. Found as a toddler and raised by solid Midwestern adoptive parents, Clark has turned out to be a moral and upstanding citizen. Mild mannered, bespectacled and conservatively dressed Clark is a reporter for the Daily Planet, which gives him the perfect reason to be at the scene of the crime, and, not tied to a desk, ample opportunity to change into that dashing leotard and tights. Clark harbors a romantic interest in Lois Lane, who, of course, has eyes only for Superman. Little does little Lois know who lurks behind that mild exterior – none other than the mighty caped aviator, Superman himself. George Reeves was the popular portrayer on 1950s television, but our vote for best Clark Kent/Superman goes to the late, great Christopher Reeve. Reeve is said to have modeled the Clark Kent persona on Cary Grant’s role in the 1938 comedy, Bringing Up Baby. And in our opinion, whether you got him in the guise of Clark Kent or Superman – you won!
Clark - We cannot find any popular or well-known songs featuring the name Clark.
Lewis and Clark for Kids: Their Journey of Discovery with 21 Activities (Janis Herbert) - Following Meriwether Lewis and William Clark’s Corps of Discovery as they navigate the muddy Missouri River and begin a great adventure, this activity book is set against the background of the vast North American continent. It takes children from President Jefferson’s vision of an exploratory mission across a continent full of unique plants and animals through their dangerous and challenging journey into the unknown to the expedition’s triumphant return to the frontier town of St. Louis. Twenty-one activities bring to life the Native American tribes they encountered, the plants and animals they discovered, and the camping and navigating techniques they used. Recommended for ages 9-12.
The Lewis & Clark Expedition (Carol A. Johmann) - This book focuses on the history of the Lewis and Clark Expedition and also provides some crafts, activities, and open-ended questions for discussion. The text describes the main players in the adventure as well as several of the other members of the company and then follows their journey from St Louis to the Pacific and back. Excerpts from the explorers' journals bring their voices into the story. Printed in two colors, with many cartoons as well as maps, drawings, photographs, and reproductions of period illustrations, the broad pages have an accessible look. Activities include making a model of a keelboat from balsa wood, measuring a zigzag course by dead reckoning, and building a miniature Mandan earth lodge from sticks, clay, and grass. Recommended for ages 6-9.
Famous People Named Clark - Clark Gable (actor); Clark Griffith (baseball player); Clark Terry (jazz musician)
Famous People Who Named Their Son Clark - We cannot find any celebrities or famous people who have named their child Clark.
Clark Gable (1 Feb 1901 – 16 Nov 1960) - William Clark Gable was one of the most popular screen idols in the history of the movies, a handsome and dashing he-man heartthrob who was seemingly born to play Rhett Butler. Nicknamed “The King of Hollywood”, he starred in dozens of movies, was nominated for (and won once, for It Happened One Night) Academy Awards, and was the subject of countless biographies. He died too young, at age 59, after the filming of The Misfits, but what a life he packed into those too few years! From an unremarkable childhood in Ohio, he made his way West to Portland, Oregon, where he married his first wife, a woman 17 years his senior, who paid for some cosmetic makeovers and voice lessons. Thus armed, the two went to Hollywood and Clark began landing bit parts. His big break came in the above-mentioned comedy, starring opposite Claudette Colbert. This was followed by Mutiny on the Bounty, which also garnered him an academy award nomination and the natural segue was set for Gone With the Wind. By this time, he was married for the third time, to star Carole Lombard, whose death in a plane crash in 1942 propelled him into the service on active duty as a gunner. Returning to Hollywood after the war, he found that his star was waning and styles were shifting toward younger men. He made some good and some not so good movies in the fifties, got married and divorced yet again, and then died in 1960 after finishing The Misfits. By this time he was in his fifth marriage, to Kay Spreckles, who bore him a son posthumously, John Clark Gable. In 1935 he had sired a daughter, Judy Lewis, with actress Loretta Young; the affair was kept under wraps and Ms. Young pretended to adopt her daughter, not telling her anything about her true origins until confronted by her when she was 31 years old. Clark Gable never publicly acknowledged her. So, perhaps this handsome, devil-may-care persona was a little less than sterling in character, what with the marriages, the extramarital affairs, the illegitimate child, the boozing, etc., etc. You know something? Sure, you do. We have to say it. Frankly, my dears, we don’t give a damn.