John Gilbert

1895 - 1936

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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 breakthrough came in 1925 with his starring roles in The Merry Widow and The Big Parade. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of John Gilbert has received more than 23,269 page views. His biography is available in 32 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 31 in 2019). John Gilbert is the 1,544th most popular actor (up from 2,052nd in 2019), the 2,730th most popular biography from United States (up from 3,499th in 2019) and the 763rd most popular American Actor.

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Among actors, John Gilbert ranks 1,544 out of 10,030Before him are Jackie Cooper, Melissa Leo, Mary Astor, Lamberto Maggiorani, Mikael Persbrandt, and Estelle Getty. After him are Don S. Davis, Jaya Bachchan, Tina Aumont, Samantha Fox, Treat Williams, and Brigitte Fossey.

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Among people born in 1895, John Gilbert ranks 108Before him are Juan de la Cierva, 1st Count of la Cierva, Hanns Albin Rauter, Ernesto Lecuona, Walter Gieseking, Liaquat Ali Khan, and Archduke Maximilian Eugen of Austria. After him are Erich Abraham, Walter Stennes, Immanuel Velikovsky, Bertil Lindblad, Paul Giesler, and Gregorio Pietro Agagianian. Among people deceased in 1936, John Gilbert ranks 74Before him are Martin Lowry, Gyula Gömbös, Juan de la Cierva, 1st Count of la Cierva, Johannes Franz Hartmann, Sergey Kamenev, and José Calvo Sotelo. After him are Jean-Baptiste Charcot, Irving Thalberg, Alexandros Zaimis, Nahum Sokolow, Wilhelm Meyer-Lübke, and Dezső Kosztolányi.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, John Gilbert ranks 2,730 out of 15,968Before him are Carly Simon (1945), Melissa Leo (1960), Mary Astor (1906), John C. Calhoun (1782), Ben Bernanke (1953), and Estelle Getty (1923). After him are Glenn Frey (1948), Triple H (1969), Don S. Davis (1942), Jessye Norman (1945), Jim Thorpe (1887), and Donald Davidson (1917).

Among ACTORS In United States

Among actors born in United States, John Gilbert ranks 763Before him are Mercedes McCambridge (1916), June Allyson (1917), Jackie Cooper (1922), Melissa Leo (1960), Mary Astor (1906), and Estelle Getty (1923). After him are Don S. Davis (1942), Tina Aumont (1946), Treat Williams (1951), Lois Chiles (1947), Rob Schneider (1963), and Thomas F. Wilson (1959).

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