|Birthname||John Cecil Pringle|
|born on||10 July 1897 at 06:00 (= 06:00 AM )|
|Place||Logan, Utah, 41n44, 111w50|
|Timezone||MST h7w (is standard time)|
|Astrology data||18°28' 28°24 Asc. 29°04'|
American actor, a handsome matinee idol of the '20s who rose from a silent screen extra to the superstar of his day. Gilbert broke into films through family connections in 1916, starting as an extra and bit player. One of his first roles as leading man was in "Heart o' the Hills" in 1919 with Mary Pickford. By the mid-20's he was classified as a great screen idol, appearing in a total of over 95 films, achieving 3 Cameo's. The start of "talkies" began the decline of Gilbert's career as his voice did not translate well in the new medium. He also lost money in the crash of '29.
Gilbert made four marriages and had a passionate affair with Greta Garbo, which whom he played in "Flesh and the Devil." The decline of his popularity led to heavy drinking, which no doubt hastened his death of a heart attack at age 41, on 9 January 1936, Bel Air, California.
- associate relationship with Adorée, Renée (born 30 September 1897). Notes: Co-stars in four films
- lover relationship with Dietrich, Marlene (born 27 December 1901)
- lover relationship with Garbo, Greta (born 18 September 1905)
- lover relationship with Vélez, Lupe (born 18 July 1909). Notes: 1931-1932
- parent->child relationship with Fountain, Leatrice Gilbert (born 6 September 1924)
In October 2019, Sy Scholfield upgraded rating from DD to C, having provided copy of birth news, The Journal (Logan, Utah), Tuesday 13 July 1897, page 8, "Mrs. John Pringle ... on Saturday morning gave birth to a fine twelve pound boy."
Previously this entry had "10 July 1899, 6:00 AM," with the following notes: Steinbrecher quotes a biography by his daughter for 1899. Church of Light quotes Tucker for 1892, 10:00 PM, given in his Predicting From the Stars, 1960. Americana and Biographical Dictionary of Film give 1897. Filmgoer's Companion gives 1895. Hollywood Babylon gives 1896.
- Traits : Body : Appearance gorgeous
- Diagnoses : Major Diseases : Heart disease/attack (Terminal attack)
- Diagnoses : Psychological : Abuse Alcohol
- Family : Relationship : Mate - Noted
- Family : Relationship : Number of Divorces (Four)
- Family : Relationship : Number of Marriages (Four)
- Family : Parenting : Kids 1-3 (Two)
- Vocation : Entertainment : Actor/ Actress (Silent movies)
- Notable : Book Collection : American Book