Carole Lombard (October 6, 1908 – January 16, 1942) was an American actress, particularly noted for her energetic, often off-beat roles in screwball comedies. After marrying Clark Gable, "The King of Hollywood", Lombard and Gable became the supercouple of Hollywood.
Carolyn Jeanne Bessette-Kennedy (January 7, 1966 – July 16, 1999) was a publicist for Calvin Klein. After marriying John F. Kennedy Jr., they became a supercouple in New York as well in the US.
The two women with extraordinary beauty showed more similarities in their life before both being killed tragically by airplane crash.
1. They are both blond haired beauty
2. They were both the third and youngest child of their parents
Carole Lombard was the third child and the youngest child, the only daughter of her parents;
Carolyn Bessette was the third and youngest child of her parents, with a pair of twin older sisters.
2. Their parents divorced when they were young
Carole Lombard's parents both descended from wealthy families and her early years were lived in comfort. The marriage between her parents was strained, however, and in October 1914, her mother took the children and moved to Los Angeles;
Carolyn Bessette's parents divorced when she was very young. Her mother later remarried Richard Freeman, an orthopedic surgeon, and moved to Old Greenwich, Connecticut.
3. They both have a high profile marriage with a high profiled man
Carole Lombard married Clark Gable, the biggest star of MGM, "The King of Hollywood";
Carolyn Bessette married John Kennedy Jr. the only son of ex President John Kennedy and his wife Jackie Kennedy, "The American Prince".
4. They both died of airplane crash
In the early morning hours of January 16, 1942, Carole Lombard, her mother and Winkler boarded a Transcontinental and Western Air Douglas DST (Douglas Sleeper Transport) aircraft to return to California.
After refueling in Las Vegas, the airplane crashed shortly after taking off again. All 22 aboard, including Lombard, her mother, and 15 U.S. Army soldiers, were killed instantly.
Carolyn Bessette-Kennedy died on July 16, 1999, along with her husband John F. Kennedy Jr. and her older sister Lauren, when the light plane John was piloting crashed into the Atlantic Ocean off the western coast of Martha's Vineyard.
5. They were both 33 years old when they died, and on date 16.
Carole Lombard was born on October 6, 1908 and died on January 16, 1942, She was 33 years old.
Carolyn Besette was born on 7 January 1966 and died on 16 July 1999. She was 33 years old.
6. At the time of their early death, they were both married less than 3 years.
Carole Lombard married to Clark Gable on March 29, 1939, and died on January 16, 1942.
Carolyn Bessette married to John Kenney Jr. on September 21, 1966 and died on July 16, 1999.