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John Gilbert (actor)

John Gilbert (actor)
Personal information
Birth nameJohn Cecil Pringle
Birth dateJuly 10, 1897
Place of birthLogan, Utah, U.S.
Date of deathJanuary 9, 1936(age 38)
Death placeHollywood, California, U.S.
Other namesJack Gilbert
OccupationActor, director, writer
Years active1915 to 1934
SpouseOlivia Burwell (1918 - 1923)
Leatrice Joy (1922 - 1925)
Ina Claire (1929 - 1931)
Virginia Bruce (1932 - 1934)

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John Gilbert (July 10, 1897 - January 9, 1936) was an American actor and a major star of the silent film era.

Known as "the great lover," he rivaled even Rudolph Valentino as a box office draw. 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 to do with studio politics and money and not the sound of his screen voice.

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