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John Gilbert

John Gilbert (July 10, 1899 - January 9, 1936) was a film star in the formative days of Hollywood, but is now best remembered as the lover of Greta Garbo.

Gilbert was born in Logan, Utah, and was a star of silent films while still in his teens. As a heart-throb, he rivalled Rudolph Valentino. In 1926, he made his first appearance opposite Garbo, in La Boheme. They soon began a relationship, and Gilbert planned to marry her, but she stood him up. He had already been married twice, and would soon marry again, but his career began to wane with the advent of the talkies. In 1933, he starred opposite Garbo for the last time, in Queen Christina. However, heavy drinking had already damaged his health, and he died of a heart attack without ever regaining his former reputation.

On his passing in 1936, John Gilbert was interred in the Forest Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery in Glendale, California.

Note: This profile was written in or before 2004.

John Gilbert Facts

BirthdayJuly 10, 1936
BirthplaceLogan, Utah, USA
Date of deathJanuary 9, 1936 (age -1)

Selected Filmography

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