John Gilbert

John Gilbert
1897 - 1936
John Gilbert  American Actor

John Gilbert dating history


John Gilbert was previously married to Virginia Bruce (1932 - 1934), Ina Claire (1929 - 1931), Leatrice Joy (1922 - 1925) and Olivia Burwell (1918 - 1922).

John Gilbert was engaged to Renee Torres (1935).

John Gilbert was in relationships with Marlene Dietrich (1934 - 1936), Lupe Velez (1931), Renée Adorée (1928), Greta Garbo (1926 - 1927), Laurette Taylor (1924), Lilyan Tashman, Marjorie King, Anna May Wong, Carole Lombard and Clara Bow.

John Gilbert had encounters with Sally Blane (1934), Jeanne Eagels (1927), Norma Shearer (1924), Barbara La Marr (1923), Miriam Hopkins and Bebe Daniels.


American Actor John Gilbert was born John Cecil Pringle on 10th July, 1897 in Logan, Utah and passed away on 9th Jan 1936 Los Angeles, CA aged 38. He is most remembered for The Big Parade (1925). His zodiac sign is Cancer.

John Gilbert was in 2 on-screen matchups, including Greta Garbo in Love (1927) and Mae Murray in The Merry Widow (1925).

John Gilbert is a member of the following lists: 1897 births, American film actors and American film directors.


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Relationship Statistics

Married4 5 years, 12 months 4 years, 3 months -
Engaged1 2 years - -
Dating10 2 years 3 months, 20 days 1 year
Encounter6 1 month, 1 day 5 days -
Total21 5 years, 12 months 1 year 1 month, 1 day


First Name John
Middle Name Cecil
Last Name Gilbert
Full Name at Birth John Cecil Pringle
Alternative Name John Cecil Pringle
Age 38 (age at death) years
Birthday 10th July, 1897
Birthplace Logan, Utah
Died 9th January, 1936
Place of Death Los Angeles, CA
Cause of Death Heart Failure
Buried Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Glendale
Height 5' 11" (180 cm)
Build Athletic
Eye Color Brown - Dark
Hair Color Brown - Dark
Zodiac Sign Cancer
Sexuality Straight
Ethnicity White
Nationality American
Occupation Text Actor
Occupation Actor
Claim to Fame The Big Parade (1925)
Year(s) Active 1915–1934, 1915–1936
Official Websites
Father Jack Pringle
Mother Ida Pringle
Friend Aileen Pringle, Marion Davies, John Barrymore, Irving Thalberg, Harry Edington, Anita Page, Eleanor Boardman, King Vidor

John Gilbert (born John Cecil Pringle; July 10, 1897 – January 9, 1936) was an American actor, screenwriter and director. He rose to fame during the silent film era and became a popular leading man known as "The Great Lover". His legendary breakthrough came in 1925 with his starring roles in The Merry Widow and The Big Parade. At the height of his career, Gilbert rivaled Rudolph Valentino as a box office draw.

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John Gilbert38 CancerActor
Marlene Dietrich90 CapricornActress
Sally Blane87 CancerActress
Renee Torres87 PiscesActress
Lupe Velez36 CancerActress
Virginia Bruce71 LibraActress
Ina Claire91 LibraActress
Renée Adorée35 LibraActress
Jeanne Eagels39 CancerActress
Greta Garbo84 VirgoActress
Laurette Taylor62 AriesActress
Norma Shearer80 LeoActress
Barbara La Marr29 LeoActress
Leatrice Joy91 ScorpioActress
Olivia Burwell-
Bebe Daniels70 CapricornActress
Carole Lombard33 LibraActress
Clara Bow60 LeoActress
Lilyan Tashman37 ScorpioActress
Miriam Hopkins69 LibraActress
Marjorie King87Actress
Anna May Wong56 CapricornActress
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NameGenderBornAgeOther Parent
Leatrice JoyFemale6th September, 192497 years oldLeatrice Joy
Susan AnnFemale2nd August, 193389 years oldVirginia Bruce


The Captain Hates the Sea1934Steve BramleyMovie
Fast Workers1933Gunner SmithMovie
Queen Christina1933AntonioMovie
Downstairs1932Karl SchneiderMovie
The Phantom of Paris1931Chéri-BibiMovie
Gentleman's Fate1931Giacomo Tomasulo aka Jack ThomasMovie
West of Broadway1931Jerry StevensMovie
Redemption1930Fedya ProtasoffMovie
Way for a Sailor1930JackMovie
Desert Nights1929Hugh RandMovie
His Glorious Night1929Captain KovacsMovie
A Man's Man1929John Gilbert (uncredited)Movie
A Woman of Affairs1928Neville HoldernessMovie
Show People1928John Gilbert (uncredited)Movie
Four Walls1928BennyMovie
The Cossacks1928LukashkaMovie
The Masks of the Devil1928Baron Erwin ReinerMovie
The Show1927Cock RobinMovie
Man, Woman and Sin1927Albert WhitcombMovie
Twelve Miles Out1927Jerry FayMovie
Bardelys the Magnificent1926Marquis Christian de BardelysMovie
La Bohème1926RodolpheMovie
Flesh and the Devil1926Leo von HardenMovie
Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ1925Chariot Race Spectator (uncredited)Movie
The Big Parade1925James AppersonMovie
The Merry Widow1925Prince Danilo PetrovichMovie
He Who Gets Slapped1924BezanoMovie
The Snob1924Eugene CurryMovie
The Wife of the Centaur1924Jeffrey DwyerMovie
The Wolf Man1924Gerald StanleyMovie
His Hour1924GritzkoMovie
Just Off Broadway1924Stephen MooreMovie
The Lone Chance1924Jack SaundersMovie
A Man's Mate1924PaulMovie
Married Flirts1924John Gilbert (uncredited)Movie
Romance Ranch1924Carlos BrentMovie
Cameo Kirby1923Cameo KirbyMovie
The Exiles1923Henry HolcombeMovie
Madness of Youth1923Jaca JavalieMovie
St. Elmo1923St. Elmo ThorntonMovie
Truxton King1923Truxton KingMovie
While Paris Sleeps1923Dennis O'KeefeMovie
Monte Cristo1922Edmond Dantes, Count of Monte CristoMovie
Arabian Love1922Norman StoneMovie
A California Romance1922Don Patricio FernandoMovie
Calvert's Valley1922Page Emlyn (as Jack Gilbert)Movie
Gleam O'Dawn1922Gleam O'DawnMovie
Honor First1922Honoré Duboois, Jacques DuboisMovie
The Love Gambler1922Dick MannersMovie
The Yellow Stain1922Donald KeithMovie
Shame1921David Field, William FieldingMovie
The Servant in the House1921Percival (as Jack Gilbert)Movie
Ladies Must Live1921The Gardener (as Jack Gilbert)Movie
The Great Redeemer1920Undetermined Role (uncredited)Movie
Deep Waters1920Bill Lacey (as Jack Gilbert)Movie
The White Circle1920Frank Cassilis (as Jack Gilbert)Movie
Heart o' the Hills1919Gray Pendleton (as Jack Gilbert)Movie
The Busher1919Jim Blair (as Jack Gilbert)Movie
For a Woman's Honor1919Dick RutherfordMovie
A Little Brother of the Rich1919Carl Wilmerding (as Jack Gilbert)Movie
Red Viper, The1919Dick Grant (as Jack Gilbert)Movie
Should a Woman Tell?1919The Villain (as Jack Gilbert)Movie
The White Heather1919Dick Beach (as Jack Gilbert)Movie
Widow by Proxy1919Jack Pennington (as Jack Gilbert)Movie
The Man Beneath1919James Bassett (as Jack Gilbert)Movie
The Mask1918Billy Taylor (as Jack Gilbert)Movie
The Dawn of Understanding1918Ira Beasley (as Jack Gilbert)Movie
Doing Their Bit1918Movie
More Trouble1918Harvey Deering (as Jack Gilbert)Movie
Nancy Comes Home1918Phil Ballou (as Jack Gilbert)Movie
One Dollar Bid1918Movie
Shackled1918James Ashley (as Jack Gilbert)Movie
Three X Gordon1918Archie (as Jack Gilbert)Movie
Wedlock1918Granger Hollister (as Jack Gilbert)Movie
Golden Rule Kate1917The HellerMovie
Happiness1917Richard Forrester (as Jack Gilbert)Movie
Hater of Men, The1917Billy Williams (as Jack Gilbert)Movie
The Millionaire Vagrant1917James Cricket (as Jack Gilbert)Movie
The Mother Instinct1917Jean Coutierre (as Jack Gilbert)Movie
Princess of the Dark1917'Crip' Halloran (as Jack Gilbert)Movie
The Devil Dodger1917Roger Ingraham (as Jack Gilbert)Movie
The Bride of Hate1917Dr. Duprez's Son (as Jack Gilbert)Movie
Love or Justice1917BennyMovie
The Dark Road1917Cedric Constable (as Jack Gilbert)Movie
Up or Down?1917Allan Corey (as Jack Gilbert)Movie
The Weaker Sex1917Movie
Civilization1916Extra (uncredited)Movie
Hell's Hinges1916Rowdy Townsman (uncredited)Movie
The Aryan1916Minor Role (uncredited)Movie
The Apostle of Vengeance1916Willie Hudson (as Jack Gilbert)Movie
Bullets and Brown Eyes1916Movie
Eye of the Night1916Movie
The Phantom1916Bertie Bereton (as Jack Gilbert)Movie
Shell 431916English Spy (as Jack Gilbert)Movie
The Corner1916Extra (uncredited)Movie
Sin Ye Do, The1916Jimmy (as Jack Gilbert)Movie
Last Act, The1916Extra (uncredited)Movie
Mother Instinct, The1916Secondary Supporting RoleShort Film
The Coward1915A Young Virginian (uncredited)Movie
Aloha Oe1915Sailor (uncredited)Movie
Matrimony1915Minor Secondary Role (uncredited)Short Film
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cboothe977cboothe977Dec 18, 2019

wjerryzwjerryzFeb 12, 2019

Gilbert. You lucky dog

alvis64alvis64Oct 13, 2012

he was one of the greatest ever! sad how it all turned out for him..

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