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John Gilbert

John Gilbert, popular leading man of the 1920s known as "The Great Lover." His career began to wane with the arrival of talkies.


John Gilbert, 1920s Silent Film Star LB Mayer ruined his 'talkie' career after Gilber punched him for some indecent advances on his lady love Greta Garbo. LB Mayer had sound techs garble Gilbert's voice so audiences wouldn't accept him. He never got his career back on foot.


John Gilbert, Actor: The Big Parade. 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...

Greta Garbo, INFP. “One day, she’s like a child, naive, like a ten year old girl. The next day, she’s a mysterious woman, 100 years old, who knows everything, is tired of the entire world, profound.” - John Gilbert.