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Gilbert was born in Logan, UsefulNotes/{{Utah}}, to vaudeville parents who were neglectful and abusive. Eventually his parents settled in UsefulNotes/{{California}}, and by the age of 18 Gilbert was getting work as an extra in films. His first big break was a supporting part in Creator/MaryPickford vehicle ''Heart o' the Hills'' in 1919. Gilbert started to get leading man parts in the early 1920s, and became a huge star after he signed with newly-formed Creator/MetroGoldwynMayer. His 1925 film ''Film/TheBigParade'', in which he plays a callow IdleRich aristocrat who grows up through suffering in UsefulNotes/WorldWarI, was a massive smash, probably the highest-grossing film of TheTwenties.

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Gilbert was born in Logan, UsefulNotes/{{Utah}}, to vaudeville parents who were neglectful and abusive. Eventually his parents settled in UsefulNotes/{{California}}, and by the age of 18 Gilbert was getting work as an extra in films. His first big break was a supporting part in Creator/MaryPickford vehicle ''Heart o' the Hills'' in 1919. Gilbert started to get leading man parts in the early 1920s, and became a huge star after he signed with newly-formed Creator/MetroGoldwynMayer. His 1925 film ''Film/TheBigParade'', in which he plays a callow IdleRich aristocrat who grows up through suffering in UsefulNotes/WorldWarI, was a massive smash, probably the highest-grossing film of TheTwenties.
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Gilbert was born John Cecil Pringle in Logan, UsefulNotes/{{Utah}}, to vaudeville parents who were neglectful and abusive. Eventually his parents settled in UsefulNotes/{{California}}, and by the age of 18 Gilbert was getting work as an extra in films. His first big break was a supporting part in Creator/MaryPickford vehicle ''Heart o' the Hills'' in 1919. Gilbert started to get leading man parts in the early 1920s, and became a huge star after he signed with newly-formed Creator/MetroGoldwynMayer. His 1925 film ''Film/TheBigParade'', in which he plays a callow IdleRich aristocrat who grows up through suffering in UsefulNotes/WorldWarI, was a massive smash, probably the highest-grossing film of TheTwenties.

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Gilbert was born John Cecil Pringle in Logan, UsefulNotes/{{Utah}}, to vaudeville parents who were neglectful and abusive. Eventually his parents settled in UsefulNotes/{{California}}, and by the age of 18 Gilbert was getting work as an extra in films. His first big break was a supporting part in Creator/MaryPickford vehicle ''Heart o' the Hills'' in 1919. Gilbert started to get leading man parts in the early 1920s, and became a huge star after he signed with newly-formed Creator/MetroGoldwynMayer. His 1925 film ''Film/TheBigParade'', in which he plays a callow IdleRich aristocrat who grows up through suffering in UsefulNotes/WorldWarI, was a massive smash, probably the highest-grossing film of TheTwenties.


John Gilbert (1897-1936) was one of the biggest stars of UsefulNotes/TheSilentAgeOfHollywood.

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John Gilbert (1897-1936) (born John Cecil Pringle, July 10, 1899 January 9, 1936) was one of the biggest stars of UsefulNotes/TheSilentAgeOfHollywood.


'''John Gilbert''' (1897-1936) was one of the biggest stars of UsefulNotes/TheSilentAgeOfHollywood.

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'''John Gilbert''' John Gilbert (1897-1936) was one of the biggest stars of UsefulNotes/TheSilentAgeOfHollywood.


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'''John Gilbert''' (1897-1936) was one of the biggest stars of the SilentAgeOfHollywood.

Gilbert was born John Cecil Pringle in Logan, Utah, to vaudeville parents who were neglectful and abusive. Eventually his parents settled in California, and by the age of 18 Gilbert was getting work as an extra in films. His first big break was a supporting part in Creator/MaryPickford vehicle ''Heart o' the Hills'' in 1919. Gilbert started to get leading man parts in the early 1920s, and became a huge star after he signed with newly-formed Creator/MetroGoldwynMayer. His 1925 film ''Film/TheBigParade'', in which he plays a callow IdleRich aristocrat who grows up through suffering in UsefulNotes/WorldWarI, was a massive smash, probably the highest-grossing film of TheTwenties.

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'''John Gilbert''' (1897-1936) was one of the biggest stars of the SilentAgeOfHollywood.

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Gilbert was born John Cecil Pringle in Logan, Utah, UsefulNotes/{{Utah}}, to vaudeville parents who were neglectful and abusive. Eventually his parents settled in California, UsefulNotes/{{California}}, and by the age of 18 Gilbert was getting work as an extra in films. His first big break was a supporting part in Creator/MaryPickford vehicle ''Heart o' the Hills'' in 1919. Gilbert started to get leading man parts in the early 1920s, and became a huge star after he signed with newly-formed Creator/MetroGoldwynMayer. His 1925 film ''Film/TheBigParade'', in which he plays a callow IdleRich aristocrat who grows up through suffering in UsefulNotes/WorldWarI, was a massive smash, probably the highest-grossing film of TheTwenties.


Gilbert continued to appear in hit films for the rest of the decade. He had a tempestuous romance with a newcomer from Sweden named Creator/GretaGarbo, whom he met [[RomanceOnTheSet on the set]] of ''Film/FleshAndTheDevil''. The chemistry is very obvious onscreen. However, when talking pictures came in at the end of the decade, Gilbert's career went into a swift and terminal collapse. Mythology holds that his voice was too high for talking pictures, but in fact he had a pleasant baritone, as anyone who watches one of his talking pictures will see. The real reason was that his first talking pictures were awful and [[LargeHam his acting was over the top]], even by silent actor standards; the ''Film/SinginInTheRain'' scene where Gene Kelly kisses his co-star while proclaiming "I love you, I love you, I love you" over and over again was a parody of Gilbert's first talking film, ''His Glorious Night''. Another reason was that MGM chief Louis B. Mayer hated Gilbert with a passion, and started giving Gilbert more bad scripts after his first talkies failed.

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Gilbert continued to appear in hit films for the rest of the decade. He had a tempestuous romance with a newcomer from Sweden named Creator/GretaGarbo, whom he met [[RomanceOnTheSet on the set]] of ''Film/FleshAndTheDevil''. The chemistry is very obvious onscreen. However, when talking pictures came in at the end of the decade, Gilbert's career went into a swift and terminal collapse. Mythology holds that his voice was too high for talking pictures, but in fact he had a pleasant baritone, as anyone who watches one of his talking pictures will see. The real reason was that his first talking pictures were awful and [[LargeHam his acting was over the top]], even by silent actor standards; the ''Film/SinginInTheRain'' scene where Gene Kelly kisses his co-star while proclaiming "I love you, I love you, I love you" over and over again was a parody of Gilbert's first talking film, ''His Glorious Night''. (Later films like ''Downstairs'' showed that Gilbert had fully mastered acting in sound pictures, but by then it was too late.) Another reason for Gilbert's career tanking was that MGM chief Louis B. Mayer hated Gilbert with a passion, and started giving Gilbert more bad scripts after his first talkies failed.


Gilbert continued to appear in hit films for the rest of the decade. He had a tempestuous romance with a newcomer from Sweden named Creator/GretaGarbo, whom he met [[RomanceOnTheSet on the set]] of ''Film/FleshAndTheDevil''. The chemistry is very obvious onscreen. However, when talking pictures came in at the end of the decade, Gilbert's career went into a swift and terminal collapse. Mythology holds that his voice was too high for talking pictures, but in fact he had a pleasant baritone, as anyone who watches one of his talking pictures will see. The real reason was that his first talking pictures were awful; the ''Film/SinginInTheRain'' scene where Gene Kelly kisses his co-star while proclaiming "I love you, I love you, I love you" over and over again was a parody of Gilbert's first talking film, ''His Glorious Night''. Another reason was that MGM chief Louis B. Mayer hated Gilbert with a passion, and started giving Gilbert more bad scripts after his first talkies failed.

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Gilbert continued to appear in hit films for the rest of the decade. He had a tempestuous romance with a newcomer from Sweden named Creator/GretaGarbo, whom he met [[RomanceOnTheSet on the set]] of ''Film/FleshAndTheDevil''. The chemistry is very obvious onscreen. However, when talking pictures came in at the end of the decade, Gilbert's career went into a swift and terminal collapse. Mythology holds that his voice was too high for talking pictures, but in fact he had a pleasant baritone, as anyone who watches one of his talking pictures will see. The real reason was that his first talking pictures were awful; awful and [[LargeHam his acting was over the top]], even by silent actor standards; the ''Film/SinginInTheRain'' scene where Gene Kelly kisses his co-star while proclaiming "I love you, I love you, I love you" over and over again was a parody of Gilbert's first talking film, ''His Glorious Night''. Another reason was that MGM chief Louis B. Mayer hated Gilbert with a passion, and started giving Gilbert more bad scripts after his first talkies failed.

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