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Clara Bow was an American actress who was born in Brooklyn, New York in 1905. She went to Hollywood as a teenager after winning a beauty contest and became a movie star of the silent era of film. She starred in dozens of movies during her career including the film "It", which garnered her the nickname "The It Girl" and made her a sex symbol of the Jazz Age. Clara Bow transitioned to films with sound and then retired in 1931 after some highly publicized scandals.
The Encyclopaedia Britannica (Ed.). (2018). Clara Bow. In The Encyclopaedia Britannica. Retrieved from https://www.britannica.com/biography/Clara-Bow