Mamo Clark (December 6, 1914 – December 18, 1986), sometimes billed as Mamo, was a Hawaiian-born American actress and author.
from the trailer for the film
Mutiny on the Bounty (1935).
|Died||December 18, 1986 72) (aged|
|Alma mater||University of California, Los Angeles 1965|
|Spouse(s)||James M. Rawley|
|Children||James Rawley Jr|
Born in Honolulu, Hawaii, December 6, 1914, Mamo Clark sailed to the mainland United States on the SS Malolo on July 1, 1933 with her stepmother, May Kaaolani Clark, and father, Joseph Kealakaimana Clark. Her stepmother was the daughter of John Adams Cummins. Her biological mother was Evelina Mahoe. Both her mother and stepmother were descendants of 15th-century Hawaiian chief Liloa and distant relatives of Kamehameha I.
She made her film debut in a featured role in Mutiny on the Bounty (1935) as Miamiti, Fletcher Christian's (Clark Gable) wife in the film. The following year she appeared in the serial Robinson Crusoe of Clipper Island as a Polynesian princess. In 1937, she appeared with Mutiny on the Bounty co-star Movita in The Hurricane. Clark played roles in several 'B-pictures with Pacific Island settings, for instance Hawaii Calls (1938).
One Million B.C. (1940) provided her with a substantial role as the "Queen of the Rock Tribe" appearing with Lon Chaney Jr. The same year she appeared in the film The Girl From God's Country. She retired from films after a minor role in the Marlene Dietrich and John Wayne film Seven Sinners (1940). She married U.S. Army Captain James Rawley and had a son, James Rawley Jr. After marriage, she retired from show business and went back to school. earning a degree from UCLA in 1965.
Clark died of cancer in 1986.
|1935||Mutiny on the Bounty||Maimiti|
|1936||Robinson Crusoe of Clipper Island||Princess Melani|
|1937||Wallaby Jim of the Islands||Lana|
|1939||Mutiny on the Blackhawk||Mamo|
|1940||One Million B.C.||Nupondi|
|1940||Girl from God's Country||Mrs. Bearfat Tillicoot|
|1940||Seven Sinners||Native Girl at Antro's Table||Uncredited, (final film role)|
- Kapiikauinamoku (April 25, 1956). "Charles Mahoe Family Descendants of Chief: The family". The Story of Maui Royalty.
- "Mamo Clark; She Played Gable's Wife in 'Mutiny'". Los Angeles Times. 1986-12-20. ISSN 0458-3035. Retrieved 2018-06-10.