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      Billy Gilbert

      Billy Gilbert

      Highest Rated: 100% Maytime (1937)

      Lowest Rated: 40% One Night in Lisbon (1941)

      Birthday: Sep 12, 1894

      Birthplace: Louisville, Kentucky, USA

      Billy Gilbert's career cuts a wide swathe: from vaudeville and Laurel & Hardy comedies to Disney's "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs" and Charlie Chaplin's "The Great Dictator." Born in 1894 to a pair of opera singers, Gilbert began working on stage when he was just a boy. He soon became known for a unique ability: being able to sneeze on cue. Pudgy as an adult, Gilbert's size made him perfect as the imposing and bumbling villain of 1930s comedy shorts. In 1937 Gilbert brought his childhood talent to the animated classic "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs," as the voice (and "achoo") of dwarf Sneezy. Into the 1940s, Gilbert was occupied with small parts in comedies, including turns in the screwball "His Girl Friday," the musical "Anchors Aweigh," and the Fred MacMurray vehicle "One Night in Lisbon." However his biggest role of the period, and perhaps of his career, was as Herring (a thinly veiled portrait of Nazi war minister Hermann Göring) in Chaplin's Third Reich satire "The Great Dictator." After transitioning to TV in the 1950s, Gilbert retired from performing in 1962.

      Highest rated movies

      100% Maytime
      100% Broadway Melody of 1938
      100% Mad Love
      99% His Girl Friday
      96% Destry Rides Again
      92% The Great Dictator
      88% 100 Men and a Girl
      80% Seven Sinners

      Photos

      EVER SINCE VENUS, Billy Gilbert, 1944 WEEK-END IN HAVANA, Billy Gilbert, 1941. TM and Copyright © 20th Century Fox Film Corp. All rights reserved. SONG OF THE ISLANDS, Billy Gilbert, 1942, TM & Copyright ©20th Century Fox Film Corp CRAZY KNIGHTS, Billy Gilbert, 1944 THREE OF A KIND, Shemp Howard, Billy Gilbert, 1944 THREE OF A KIND, Billy Gilbert, Shemp Howard, 1944 VALLEY OF THE SUN, from left, Billy Gilbert, James Craig, 1942 EVER SINCE VENUS, Billy Gilbert, Fritz Feld, Ross Hunter, 1944 CRAZY KNIGHTS, Shemp Howard, Billy Gilbert, 1944 THREE OF A KIND, from left: Shemp Howard, Billy Gilbert, Maxie Rosenbloom, 1944 VALLEY OF THE SUN, Peter Whitney, Cedric Hardwicke, Lucille Ball, Billy Gilbert, 1942 MELODY MASTER, (aka NEW WINE), l-r: Alan Curtis, Ilona Massey, Billy Gilbert, 1941 THREE OF A KIND, Billy Gilbert, Shemp Howard, 1944 WOMEN IN WAR, from left, Wendie Barrie, Patric Knowles, Billy Gilbert, 1940 SEVEN SINNERS, Billy Gilbert, Marlene Dietrich, 1940 SPOTLIGHT REVUE, Eddie Parks (left), Billy gilbert (behind chair), Frank Fay (seated), 1943 REACHING FOR THE SUN, George Chandler, Joel McCrea, Eddie Bracken, Billy Gilbert, 1941 THE GREAT DICTATOR, from left: Henry Daniell, Charlie Chaplin, Billy Gilbert, 1940 EVER SINCE VENUS, Billy Gilbert, Ross Hunter, Ann Savage, Fritz Feld, 1944 MELODY MASTER, (aka NEW WINE), l-r: Billy Gilbert, Alan Curtis, 1941

      Filmography

      Movies

      Credit
      No Score Yet 35% Five Weeks in a Balloon Sultan/Auctioneer (Character) - 1962
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Stars in Your Backyard Julius Wilson (Character) - 1961
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Paradise Alley Julius Wilson (Character) - 1961
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Down Among the Sheltering Palms King Jilouili (Character) - 1953
      No Score Yet 38% The Kissing Bandit General Felipe Toro (Character) - 1948
      70% 59% Fun and Fancy Free Willie the Giant (Voice) - 1947
      53% 78% Anchors Aweigh Cafe Manager (Character) - 1945
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Cookin' Up Trouble Unknown (Character) - 1944
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Crazy Knights Billy (Character) - 1944
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Three of a Kind Billy (Character) - 1944
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Ghost Crazy Billy (Character) - 1944
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Ever Since Venus Tiny Lewis (Character) - 1944
      No Score Yet 59% Always a Bridesmaid Nick (Character) - 1943
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Spotlight Scandals Billy (Character) - 1943
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Shantytown Papa Ferrelli (Character) - 1943
      75% 80% Arabian Nights Ahmad (Character) - 1942
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Mr. Wise Guy Knobby (Character) - 1942
      No Score Yet 43% Valley of the Sun Homer Burnaby - Justice of the Peace (Character) - 1942
      No Score Yet 63% Weekend in Havana Arbolado (Character) - 1941
      40% No Score Yet One Night in Lisbon Popopopoulos (Character) - 1941
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Model Wife Dominic (Character) - 1941
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Safari Mondehare (Character) - 1940
      No Score Yet 36% Lucky Partners Charles (Character) - 1940
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Villain Still Pursued Her Master of Ceremonies (Character) - 1940
      99% 90% His Girl Friday Joe Pettibone (Character) - 1940
      No Score Yet No Score Yet No, No, Nanette Styles (Character) - 1940
      80% 42% Seven Sinners Tony (Character) - 1940
      92% 95% The Great Dictator Field Marshall Herring (Character) - 1940
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Cross-Country Romance Orestes (Character) - 1940
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Women in War Pierre (Character) - 1940
      No Score Yet 43% Tin Pan Alley The Sheik of Araby (Character) - 1940
      96% 82% Destry Rides Again Loupgerou (Character) - 1939
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Mr. Doodle Kicks Off Professor Minorous (Character) - 1938
      No Score Yet 84% Block-Heads Mr. Gilbert (Character) - 1938
      No Score Yet No Score Yet She's Got Everything Chaffee (Character) - 1938
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Breaking the Ice Mr. Small (Character) - 1938
      No Score Yet 53% Joy of Living Cafe Owner (Character) - 1938
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Peck's Bad Boy With the Circus Bud Boggs (Character) - 1938
      No Score Yet 36% Maid's Night Out Mr. Papalapoulas (Character) - 1938
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Once Over Lightly Professor Dimitrius Kapouris (Character),
      Screenwriter
      - 1938
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Girl Downstairs Garage Proprietor (Character) - 1938
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Sea Devils Billy (policeman) (Character) - 1937
      88% 55% 100 Men and a Girl Garage Owner (Character) - 1937
      100% 88% Maytime Drunk (Character) - 1937
      No Score Yet 29% Rosalie Oloff (Character) - 1937
      100% 62% Broadway Melody of 1938 George Papaloopas (Character) - 1937
      97% 78% Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs Sneezy (Voice) - 1937
      No Score Yet 48% The Toast of New York Portrait Photographer (Character) - 1937
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Man Who Found Himself Fat hobo (Character) - 1937
      No Score Yet 27% Live, Love and Learn Unknown (Character) - 1937
      No Score Yet No Score Yet China Passage Bartender (Character) - 1937
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Fight for Your Lady Boris (Character) - 1937
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Life of the Party Dr. Molnac (Character) - 1937
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Music for Madame Krause (Character) - 1937
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Outcasts of Poker Flat Charley (Character) - 1937
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Espionage Turk (Character) - 1937
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Love on a Bet New York Policeman (Character) - 1936
      No Score Yet 16% The Bride Walks Out Mr. Donovan (Character) - 1936
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Early to Bed Burger (Character) - 1936
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Grand Jury Otto (Character) - 1936
      No Score Yet 38% I Dream Too Much Cook at Cafe (uncredited) (Character) - 1935
      100% 82% Mad Love Autograph Seeker on Train (uncredited) (Character) - 1935
      No Score Yet 60% Evelyn Prentice Barney (Character) - 1934
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Cracked Ice Man Prof. Wm. Gilbert (Character) - 1934
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Soup and Fish Count Gustav (Character) - 1934
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Apples to You! Pinsky (Character) - 1934
      No Score Yet 86% Them Thar Hills The Doctor (Character) - 1934
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Bargain of the Century Captain Schmaltz (Character) - 1933
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Maids a la Mode Von Smaltz (Character) - 1933
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Fallen Arches Mr. Gilbert (Character) - 1933
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Asleep in the Feet Mr. Gilbert (Character) - 1933
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Rhapsody in Brew LouieSchmaltz (Character),
      Director
      - 1933
      No Score Yet 71% Pack Up Your Troubles Mr. Hathaway (Character) - 1932
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Nickel Nurser Todd's Butler (Character) - 1932
      No Score Yet No Score Yet First in War Commanding General (Character) - 1932
      No Score Yet No Score Yet What Price Taxi Jealous Husband (Character) - 1932
      No Score Yet 71% County Hospital The Doctor (Character) - 1932
      No Score Yet 67% Their First Mistake Process Server (Character) - 1932
      No Score Yet 91% The Music Box Professor von Schwarzenhoffen (Character) - 1932
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Tabasco Kid Mr. Jones (Character) - 1932
      No Score Yet 55% The Chimp Joe the Landlord (Character) - 1932
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Red Noses Tailor's Customer (Character) - 1932
      No Score Yet No Score Yet A Melon-Drama Unknown (Character) - 1931
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Bees' Buzz Country Club Drinker/Farmer (Character) - 1929
      No Score Yet No Score Yet A Simple Sap Grandpa (Character) - 1928
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Whispering Whiskers Indian (Character) - 1926
      No Score Yet No Score Yet All Night Long Mr. Burgundy - Nanette's Father (Character) - 1924
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Miss Fatty's Seaside Lovers Unknown (Character) - 1915
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Fatty and Mabel's Simple Life The Groom (Character) - 1915
      No Score Yet 22% Making a Living Unknown (Character) - 1914
      No Score Yet No Score Yet His Musical Career Piano Store Salesman (Character) - 1914

      TV

      Credit
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Producers' Showcase Unknown (Character) 1956
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Red Skelton Show Unknown (Character) 1956