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Job Actor, comedy writer, film director
Years active 1929-1962
Known for Comic villains; short-tempered, smartly-dressed businessmen; easily exasperated foreigners; the voice of Sneezy (Walt Disney's Snow White)
Top Roles Soda Steward, Professor von Schwarzenhoffen, Joe Pettibone, Herring, Spectator
Top GenresComedy, Short Films, Romance, Musical, Drama, Silent Films
Top TopicsRomance (Comic), Book-Based, Slapstick
Top Collaborators (Producer), (Producer), (Producer), (Producer)
Shares birthday with Maurice Chevalier, Sharyn Moffett, Dickie Moore  see more..

Billy Gilbert Overview:

Character actor, Billy Gilbert, was born William Gilbert Barron on Sep 12, 1894 in Louisville, KY. Gilbert died at the age of 77 on Sep 23, 1971 in Hollywood, CA .

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Billy Gilbert appeared in over 200 films, shorts and television shows. He played lots of comic villains, short-tempered businessmen, easily-exasperated foreigners, and was most famously a comic foil for Laurel and Hardy. He was particularly well-known for his comic sneeze routine -- and was the voice of Sneezy in the 1937 Disney animated classic Snow White and The Seven Dwarfs!

(Source: article by Annmarie Gatti for Classic Movie Hub).

HONORS and AWARDS:

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He was honored with one star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the category of Motion Pictures.

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Mini Tribute Character Actor:

By Annmarie Gatti on Sep 13, 2012 From Classic Movie Hub Blog

Born September 13, 1894, Character Actor ! appeared in over 200 films, shorts and TV shows. He played lots of comic villains and was most famously a fabulous foil for Laurel & Hardy. He was particularly well-known for his comic sneeze routine — and was the voice ... Read full article


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Billy Gilbert Quotes:

Mr. Gilbert: [Leers at Stan and Ollie] While the Cat's away the Rats will play huh? Listen, I know where we can find a couple of beautiful blondes!


Styles: Do you know what they gave Pauline and Remington for breakfast this morning? Black pudding with milk.
Nanette: Oh, that sounds horrible!
Styles: Sounds horrible? It would be all right if you only had to listen to it. But you got to eat it!


Mr. Gilbert: I know where there's a whole bunch of blondes!


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Billy Gilbert Facts
Worked often as a character actor in comedy shorts with comics like The Three Stooges, Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy, as did his contemporary, James C. Morton.

Had worked on Broadway as an actor, playwright, director and producer.

Was born in a dressing room at the Hopkins Opera House in Louisville, Kentucky.

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