Gilbert Emery Overview:

Character actor, Gilbert Emery, was born Gilbert Emery Bensley Pottle on Jun 11, 1875 in Naples, NY. Emery died at the age of 70 on Oct 28, 1945 in Los Angeles, CA .


American-born, British-raised, well-travelled, very tall actor of shamblingly aristocratic bearing. He acted all over the world before settling in Hollywood with the coming of sound, where (between taking a sabbatical for stage work in 1932 and 1933) he quickly established himself as craggy figures of authority. His juiciest role came with third billing (as Winslow, Mae West's business manager) in Goin' to Town. Although it seems fairly certain that the Australian and American silents listed below are his work and not that of another acting Gilbert Emery (1882-1934), they are included only in square brackets. He also wrote screenplays.

(Source: available at Amazon Quinlan's Film Character Actors: an Illustrated Directory).



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Gilbert Emery Quotes:

Sir Frederick Bruce: What no man speaks, no man knows.

Sir Frederick Bruce: Fear and love, my good friend, make their own destiny. I have arranged tonight that fear and love shall meet.

Simpson: [to maid] Whether Mr. Stanhope touches his trout or not is no concern of yours!

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Gilbert Emery Facts
Member of the Paris Peace Conference in 1918-1919.

Ambulance man in France during WWI. Also wrote plays performed in Broadway and scripts for Hollywood.

Attended Amherst College, graduating in 1899.

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