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

John Gilbert (July 10, 1897 - Jan. 9, 1936) So sad. It's so sad that She, G. G., and he, didn't marry. It might have been the best thing for both of them.

John Gilbert (July 10, 1897 - Jan. 9, 1936) So sad. It's so sad that She, G. G., and he, didn't marry. It might have been the best thing for both of them.

John Gilbert allegedly proposed to Garbo numerous times. Legend has it that when a double marriage was arranged in 1926 (with Eleanor Boardman and King Vidor), Garbo failed to appear at the ceremony. Her recent biographers, however, question the veracity of this story.

John Gilbert allegedly proposed to Garbo numerous times. Legend has it that when a double marriage was arranged in 1926 (with Eleanor Boardman and King Vidor), Garbo failed to appear at the ceremony. Her recent biographers, however, question the veracity of this story.

[BORN] John Gilbert (July 10, 1897 – January 9, 1936), an American actor, screenwriter and director.

[BORN] John Gilbert (July 10, 1897 – January 9, 1936), an American actor, screenwriter and director.

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...

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 e John Gilbert em momento descontraído durante uma pausa no set de gravação do filme " Amor " - 1927 .

Greta Garbo e John Gilbert em momento descontraído durante uma pausa no set de gravação do filme " Amor " - 1927 .

Marlene Dietrich with Dolores Del Rio, arriving at the funeral of her then lover, John Gilbert, in 1936.

Marlene Dietrich with Dolores Del Rio, arriving at the funeral of her then lover, John Gilbert, in 1936.

John Gilbert and Alma Rubens in The Masks Of The Devil (Victor Sjöström, 1928) posted by matineemoustache

John Gilbert and Alma Rubens in The Masks Of The...

John Gilbert and Alma Rubens in The Masks Of The Devil (Victor Sjöström, 1928) posted by matineemoustache

Greta Garbo and John Gilbert. Greta Garbo never married, had no children, and lived alone as an adult. Her most famous romance was with her frequent co-star, John Gilbert, with whom she lived intermittently in 1926 and 1927.

Greta Garbo and John Gilbert. Greta Garbo never married, had no children, and lived alone as an adult. Her most famous romance was with her frequent co-star, John Gilbert, with whom she lived intermittently in 1926 and 1927.

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