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 Otto William Winkler

Otto William Winkler

Birth
Germany
Death 16 Jan 1942 (aged 38)
Clark County, Nevada, USA
Burial Glendale, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Plot Great Mausoleum, Sanctuary of Comfort, Crypt 8727
Memorial ID 20045 · View Source
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Publicist. Winkler was Clark Gable's friend and publicist. He was on the MGM payroll as press agent. When Gable's wife, actress Carole Lombard departed for a war bond selling drive, Gable asked Winkler to accompany her. On the trip home, Winkler tried to talk Lombard into taking a train. She wanted to fly, so agreed to flip a coin. She won the toss, and they flew. He was killed, along with Lombard, her mother, and 19 others, when the plane crashed outside of Las Vegas.

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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 31 Jan 2001
  • Find A Grave Memorial 20045
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Otto William Winkler (9 Jul 1903–16 Jan 1942), Find A Grave Memorial no. 20045, citing Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Glendale), Glendale, Los Angeles County, California, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .