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      Billy Gilbert

      Billy Gilbert

      Highest Rated: 100% Maytime (1937)

      Lowest Rated: 57% Anchors Aweigh (1945)

      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

      Maytime poster
      Maytime
      Broadway Melody of 1938 poster
      Broadway Melody of 1938
      Mad Love poster
      Mad Love
      His Girl Friday poster His Girl Friday Destry Rides Again poster
      Destry Rides Again
      The Great Dictator poster
      The Great Dictator
      100 Men and a Girl poster
      100 Men and a Girl
      Arabian Nights poster
      Arabian Nights

      Photos

      Filmography

      Movies

      Credit
      No Score Yet 34% 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 33% The Kissing Bandit General Felipe Toro (Character) - 1948
      67% 60% Fun and Fancy Free Willie the Giant (Voice) - 1947
      57% 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
      71% 80% Arabian Nights Ahmad (Character) - 1942
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Mr. Wise Guy Knobby (Character) - 1942
      No Score Yet 20% Valley of the Sun Homer Burnaby - Justice of the Peace (Character) - 1942
      No Score Yet 59% Weekend in Havana Arbolado (Character) - 1941
      No Score Yet No Score Yet One Night in Lisbon Popopopoulos (Character) - 1941
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Model Wife Dominic (Character) - 1941
      No Score Yet 35% 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
      No Score Yet 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 86% 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 40% 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% 87% Maytime Drunk (Character) - 1937
      No Score Yet 29% Rosalie Oloff (Character) - 1937
      100% 61% 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 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 China Passage Bartender (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 58% 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 89% Them Thar Hills The Doctor (Character) - 1934
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Maids a la Mode Von Smaltz (Character) - 1933
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Bargain of the Century Captain Schmaltz (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 72% 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 What Price Taxi Jealous Husband (Character) - 1932
      No Score Yet No Score Yet First in War Commanding General (Character) - 1932
      No Score Yet 70% County Hospital The Doctor (Character) - 1932
      No Score Yet 91% The Music Box Professor von Schwarzenhoffen (Character) - 1932
      No Score Yet 74% Their First Mistake Process Server (Character) - 1932
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Tabasco Kid Mr. Jones (Character) - 1932
      No Score Yet 56% 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