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  John Gilbert (actor) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
John Gilbert (July 10, 1899 - January 9, 1936) was an actor and major star of the silent film era.
Though he was often cited as one of the high profile examples of an actor who was unsuccessful in making the transition to talkies, his decline as a star in fact had as much to do with studio politics and money as did the sound of his screen voice.
John Gilbert has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 1755 Vine Street and in 1994, he was honored with his image on a United States postage stamp designed by caricaturist Al Hirschfeld.
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 John Gilbert
John Gilbert was the son of a non-practicing Latter-day Saint itinerant actress mother and a largely non-practicing Methodist actor father.
John Gilbert is ranked as the 28th most influential person in the history of film in the book The Film 100: A Ranking of the Most Influential People in the History of the Movies.
Ida Adair, as she called herself [John Gilbert's mother], was born with a burning desire to be an actress...
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 © John Gilbert, Silent and Sound Film Star, Actor, Director, Writer - goldensilents.com
John's early life was hard; he was often separated from his mother and sent to live with relatives, but his personal trials made him strong and ambitious for success.
John Gilbert was married and divorced four times, the last three times to actresses: Leatrice Joy, Ina Claire, and Virginia Bruce.
John Gilbert died suddenly, at age 36, of a heart attack, on January 9th, 1936.
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 Sir Humphrey Gilbert’s Voyage to Newfoundland. Paras. 1-49. Edward Haies. 1909-14. Voyages and Travels: Ancient ...
Yet further and actually to establish this possession taken in the right of her Majesty, and to the behoof of Sir Humfrey Gilbert, knight, his heirs and assigns for ever, the General granted in fee-farm divers parcels of land lying by the water-side, both in this harbour of St.
John, and elsewhere, which was to the owners a great commodity, being thereby assured, by their proper inheritance, of grounds convenient to dress and to dry their fish; whereof many times before they did fail, being prevented by them that came first into the harbour.
Otters, beavers, marterns; and in the opinion of most men that saw it, the General had brought unto him a sable alive, which he sent unto his brother, Sir John Gilbert, Knight, of Devonshire, but it was never delivered, as after I understood.
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(1810-1889), American actor, whose real name was Gibbs, was born in Boston, Massachusetts, on the 27th of February 1810, and made his first appearance there as Jaffier in Venice Preserved.
When in London in 1847 he was well received both by press and public, and played with Macready.
He was the leading actor at Wallacks from 1861-1888.
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 VIEW / Saved from ignominy / His daughter's stubborn campaign put unfairly maligned actor John Gilbert back in the ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
In Fountain's case, her sense of mission was compounded by the circumstances of her birth: She is John Gilbert's daughter.
After three decades of her work, John Gilbert's films and performances are again recognized as among the best of the silent era, and he is no longer falsely remembered as the silent star whose "high-pitched" voice destroyed his career.
Gilbert had a wicked sense of humor and an arch sensibility that would have served him well as a second lead or a character actor in the 1930s.
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 John Gibbs Gilbert
GILBERT, John Gibbs, actor, born in Boston, Massachusetts, 27 February, 1810.
Gilbert soon became a stock actor, on the pay of three dollars per week, and, dissatisfied with his condition, sought an engagement with Caldwell, manager of the New Orleans theatre, and for about four years played "general utility" in the southwestern theatres.
Gilbert went to London and joined the company of the Princess's theatre, haying been engaged to represent the parts of old men in standard comedies.
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Star John Gilbert was the son of a comic whose family's show biz connections landed him in Hollywood where he initially worked in small roles for the Thomas H. Ince Company.
Gilbert had a harder time holding the interest of his female fans with the transition to sound, where his romantic vigor never quite translated to the sound era, perhaps due in part to his less-than-commanding voice but also to a run of mediocre films.
It is possible Gilbert's later problems with alcohol may have been related to his difficulty in making that career transition from fan adulation in the silent era to a diminished presence in sound films.
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 Portrait of the actor John Gilbert by Thomas Staedeli
Portrait of the actor John Gilbert by Thomas Staedeli
They wrote a lot about John Gilbert after his early dead, much of it was fiction, some of it corresponded with the truth.
John Gilbert only acted in the movies "Redemption" (30), "Way for a Sailor" (30), "Gentleman's Fate" (31) and "The Phantom of Paris" (31), but the parts didn't justice to his state.
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 Screen Voices   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
John Gilbert was one of the leading lights of the silent screen, a heartthrob who set the pulse of womanhood beating a tattoo in homage to his screen icon.
Gilbert's career took a voice (sic) dive and his memory as Garbo's favorite co-star was soon eclipsed by the new crop of talking stars whose screen presence combined looks and voice in harmony.
Gilbert's was the most visible instance, but many other actors suffered from their inability to deal successfully with sound.
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John is a protege of the legendary Chuck Norris and a Karate Champion.
John's carreer started alongside Chuck in The Octagon in 1980, in which he starred and had stunts.
John can be seen in many more cool action movies, sa an actor, but also a stuntman.
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 Bio for John Gilbert on MSN Movies
A major talent of the silent era, John Gilbert is best remembered today as a textbook victim of the Hollywood machinery, a classic example of the motion picture industry's ability not only to manufacture stars but also destroy them.
Soon Gilbert was a star, moving to Fox during the 1920s and cementing his reputation as a leading adventure and western hero thanks to such swashbuckling fare as the 1922 hit Monte Cristo.
By the middle of the decade, Gilbert was a cinema idol with few peers, starring in a string of successes ranging from the 1924 hit He Who Gets Slapped to the back-to-back 1925 smashes The Merry Widow and The Big Parade.
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 Portrait of the actor Gilbert Roland by Thomas Staedeli
Portrait of the actor Gilbert Roland by Thomas Staedeli
The actor Gilbert Roland was born as Luis Antonio Damaso de Alonso in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico.
He began as an extra at the age of 13 and adapted the stage name Gilbert Roland (traced from the actor John Gilbert and actress Ruth Roland).
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 Classic Images: Leatrice Gilbert Fountain
Now John Gilbert was at the very top of his glamorous profession, adored by millions of fans, making a mint of movie money and pleasing critics around the globe.
John continued to awe and thrill the movie-going public with such classics as La Boheme, MGM 1926 with movie pioneer super star Lillian Gish; Bardelys The Magnificent with the elegant Eleanor Boardman; and Tod Browning's underrated The Show, co-starring Renee Adoree, Lionel Barrymore and Edward Connelly.
Leatrice Gilbert Fountain was told the following story by actress Eleanor Boardman who was supposed to be joined with her director husband King Vidor in a double ceremony with John Gilbert and Garbo.
www.classicimages.com /1996/november/fountain.html   (1760 words)

 Dancer History Archives by StreetSwing.com - John Gilbert - Main Page
John's his father was a comic with the Pringle Stock Company when John was born and would be exposed to show business through his father.
By 1915, John was an extra with Thomas Ince and a lead player by 1917 and by 1921 would be signed by Fox movie studios and by 1925 with MGM.
John passed away due to a heart attack.
www.streetswing.com /histmai2/d2glbrt1.htm   (96 words)

 Untitled Document
Gilbert started at UW in 1957, during the last years of Glenn Hughes and the first of Greg Falls, who later went on to establish ACT.
The work did matter as it was the driving force in Gilbert’s next career move.
As far as Gilbert is concerned, there can never be enough respect for theatre.
depts.washington.edu /uwdrama/documents/articles/99-2_gilbert.html   (598 words)

 John Gilbert (I)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
John Gilbert was born into a show-business family - his father was a comic...
The Servant in the House (1921) (as Jack Gilbert)....
Princess of the Dark (1917) (as Jack Gilbert)....
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 Walter Gilbert; English Origin of Thomas Gilbert of Braintree, Mass., and Wethersfield, Conn., by Douglas Richardson; ...
Thomas¹ Gilbert, the immigrant, settled at Braintree, Mass., before 24 Feb. 1639/40, when he was granted 28 acres (with seven heads in his household).
And from the Yardley parish register, we now know that Thomas¹ Gilbert's wife was Elizabeth Bennett; if she was his unnamed wife who died at about the same time he did, he could not have married Lydia.
Lydia Gilbert of Windsor was condemned to death for witchcraft at a court session which began on 28 Nov. 1654 (Records of the Particular Court of Connecticut, 1639– [Hartford 1928] p.
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 Gilbert Roland @ Filmbug   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
He initially intended to follow in his father's footsteps and become a bullfighter but when the family moved to the United States, he became interested in acting when he was literally picked off the streets for a role as an extra.
He chose his screen name by combining the names of two of his favorite actors, John Gilbert and Ruth Roland.
Beginning in the 1940s, Roland's roles became smaller but critics began to take notice of his acting and he was praised for his excellent supporting roles in John Huston's We Were Strangers (1949), The Bad and the Beautiful (1952), and Cheyenne Autumn (1964).
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 July 10 - Simple English Wikipedia
1978 - John D Rockefeller III, American businessman (b.
1987 - John Hammond, American record producer (b.
1925 - Scopes Trial: In Dayton, Tennessee, the so-called "Monkey Trial" begins with John T. Scopes, a young high school science teacher, accused of teaching evolution in violation of a Tennessee state law.
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 Music Works Unlimited - Home   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Born, Allesandro Zicari, July 12, Al Gilbert was one of ten children raised in a tough Italian neighborhood in Rochester, New York.
Charlie was the "splitting image" of actor John Gilbert and won many local look- alike contests, so he became known as Charlie Gilbert.
Charlie was the first in the family to become a professional dancer and introduced two of his dancing brothers as Al Gilbert and Pat Gilbert.
www.musicworksunlimited.com /algilbert.php   (662 words)

 BIOGRAPH The oldest movie company in America Lionel Barrymore
Barrymore directed a few films, but the most infamous one was "His Glorious Night" (MGM, 1929) when actor John Gilbert spoke for the first time.
This proved to be disastrous for John Gilbert.
Barrymore would create 250 roles in his great career, including "Grand Hotel", "Dinner At Eight", "Camille", and "It's A Wonderful Life" among many others, even though he was struck down with polio in the mid 1930's and was bound to a wheelchair.
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 John Wayne Movies - Part One   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Eventually, John Ford, the director, started using Marion Morrison, known as Duke, as a bit player, and Duke's career was on its way, and eventually he would be known world-wide as John Wayne.
It is notable in that it shows the photogenic qualities of the young actor.
John Ford had liked what he saw in the young man, and was generous to him in the picture.
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 eBay - star actor, Movie Memorabilia, Autographs-Original items on eBay.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Actor Actress WESTERN mystery 30s movie star pictures
Stars in the Corps: Movie Actors in the United State...
Actor Alec Guinness star old lobby photo 1955
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 AfterEllen.com - Remembering Greta Garbo (page 2)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
The film was an instant hit, and was followed in the same year by The Temptress, then Flesh in the Devil, her first pairing with actor John Gilbert.
Garbo literally left Gilbert at the altar in 1926, and it was through Gilbert that she soon met actress Lilyan Tashman.
As a result, John Gilbert became her “show beau,” and for years she strung along a host of other men who shared his unrequited devotion.
www.afterellen.com /People/2005/9/gretagarbo2.html   (855 words)

 GILBERT, JOHN (1810-1889) - Online Information article about GILBERT, JOHN (1810-1889)
American actor, whose real name was See also:
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 TIME Magazine Archive Article -- -- Jun. 06, 1932   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
John Gilbert, film actor; and Virginia Bruce, his leading lady in Downstairs (now in production).
Cinemactor Gilbert may not wed until his divorce from his third wife, Ina Claire, becomes final Aug. 15.
The bride said Actor Schildkraut proposed on a trip to Niagara Falls.
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 Ge - Real Names of Famous Folk - Gl   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Sir John Gielgud, Stage, Silents, Talkies and Television actor, Arthur John Gielgud, (England, 1904-2000).
Gilbert, Lyricist; Sir William Schwenck Gilbert (London 18 November 1836 - 29 May 1911).
John Glashan, Cartoonist and painter, John McGlashan (Scotland 1927-1999).
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 Sherlock Holmes, Harry Nile, Kincaid The Strangeseeker, Radio Dramas and Mysteries
Sherlock, played by John Gilbert and later by John Patrick Lowrie, is depicted faithfully as to age and disposition.
And Dr. John H. Watson, played by Lawrence "Larry" Albert, isn't the Hollywood version of a bumbling old fogey here; he's a brave and devoted friend whose help Holmes couldn't do without.
John is a graduate of the University of Washington and has been a professional stage actor for over forty years.
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 Daily Specials   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Born in 1899, Gilbert began to learn the motion picture business while just a teenager.
Writing, directing and eventually acting, Gilbert possessed a multifaceted talent that skyrocketed him to Hollywood stardom.
Their second film together, a version of Tolstoy's Anna Karenina, was released under the title Love, prompting the provocative headline "Gilbert and Garbo in LOVE!" Though it started as a publicity stunt, the pair actually shared an offscreen romance that lasted three years.
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