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John Gilbert (John Cecil Pringle)

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Biography

Logan, Utah, USA
John Gilbert was born into a show-business family - his father was a comic with the Pringle Stock Company. By 1915 John was an extra with Thomas H. Ince's company and a lead player by 1917. In those days he was assistant director, actor or screenwriter. He also tried his hand at directing. By 1919 he was being noticed in films and getting better roles. In 1921 he signed a three-year contract with Fox Films. His popularity continued to soar and he was turning from villain to leading man. In 1924 he signed with MGM which put him into His Hour (1924). Read more...

Actor

Character: Gray Pendleton

Heart o' the Hills 1919

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Character: Vronsky

Love 1927

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Character: Himself

Show People 1928

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Character: Baron Reiner

The Masks of the Devil 1928

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Character: Himself / Romeo

The Hollywood Revue of 1929 1929

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Character: Himself

A Man's Man 1929

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Character: Steve Bramley

The Captain Hates the Sea 1934

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Character: Actor Arriving at MGM

The Big Parade of Comedy 1964

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Character: Himself

The Love Goddesses 1965

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Character: James Apperson

The Big Parade 1925

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Character: Actor 'The Big Parade'

Hollywood 1980

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Directing

Character: Vronsky

Love 1927

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Writing