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Billy Gilbert

Highest Rated:   100% Destry Rides Again (1939)
Lowest Rated:   20% Devil Doll (1964)
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Tall, rotund, popular comedic supporting actor Billy Gilbert is best remembered for his ability to sneeze on cue. The son of opera singers, he was 12 when he started performing. Later, in vaudeville and burlesque, he perfected a suspenseful sneezing routine; this became his trademark as a screen actor (he provided the voice of "Sneezy," one of the Seven Dwarfs, in Disney's feature cartoon Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, [1938]). Gilbert appeared in some silent films, then began a busier screen career during the sound era, eventually appearing in some 200 feature films and shorts where he was usually cast in light character roles as comic relief to straight performers and as support for major comedians, notably Laurel and Hardy. He also frequently had accented roles, including Field Marshall Herring in Chaplin's The Great Dictator (1940). In the late '40s, Gilbert directed two Broadway shows; he also wrote a play, Buttrio Square, which was produced in New York in 1952. Billy Gilbert rarely appeared in films after the early '50s.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet The Big Game
  • Fisher
2013
20% Devil Doll
  • Butler
1964
No Score Yet Five Weeks in a Balloon
  • Sultan-Auctioneer
1962
No Score Yet Laurel & Hardy
  • Actor
1958
No Score Yet The Kissing Bandit
  • General Felipe Torro
1948
71% Fun & Fancy Free
  • Willy the Giant
1947
62% Anchors Aweigh
  • Cafe Manager
1945
No Score Yet Cookin' Up Trouble
  • Actor
1944
No Score Yet Crazy House
  • Stone
1943
No Score Yet Stage Door Canteen
  • Stage Door Canteen Star
1943
No Score Yet Spotlight Scandals
  • Himself
1943
No Score Yet Mr. Wise Guy
  • Knobby
1942
No Score Yet Song of the Islands
  • Palola's father
1942
No Score Yet Arabian Nights
  • Ahmad
1942
No Score Yet Valley of the Sun
  • Justice of the Peace
1942
No Score Yet Week-End in Havana
  • Arbolado
1941
No Score Yet Melody Master
  • Actor
1941
No Score Yet No, No, Nanette
  • Styles
1940
No Score Yet A Night at Earl Carroll's
  • Machinist's Mate
1940
No Score Yet Tin Pan Alley
  • Sheik
1940
No Score Yet Seven Sinners
  • Tony
1940
No Score Yet The Villain Still Pursued Her
  • Announcer
1940
No Score Yet Pardon My Berth Marks
  • Actor
1940
98% His Girl Friday
  • Joe Pettibone
1940
92% The Great Dictator
  • Herring
1940
No Score Yet Sing, Dance, Plenty Hot
  • Hector
1940
No Score Yet Lucky Partners
  • Charles
1940
100% Destry Rides Again
  • Loupqerou, the Bartender
1939
No Score Yet The Star Maker
  • Steel Worker
1939
No Score Yet Peck's Bad Boy with the Circus
  • Mr. Boggs
1938
No Score Yet Breaking the Ice
  • Mr. Small
1938
No Score Yet Block-Heads
  • Mr. Gilbert
1938
No Score Yet Joy of Living
  • Cafe Owner
1938
No Score Yet Maid's Night Out
  • Popolopolis
1938
No Score Yet My Lucky Star
  • Nick
1938
No Score Yet Happy Landing
  • Counter Man
1938
98% Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
  • Grumpy
1937
No Score Yet Live, Love and Learn
  • Newsboy
1937
No Score Yet Music for Madame
  • Krause
1937
83% 100 Men and a Girl
  • Garage Owner
1937
No Score Yet Broadway Melody of 1938
  • George Papaloopas
1937
No Score Yet The Toast of New York
  • Portrait Photographer
1937
93% Captains Courageous
  • Soda Steward
1937
No Score Yet When You're in Love
  • Jose the Bartender
1937
No Score Yet On The Avenue
  • Joe Papaloupas
1937
No Score Yet The Firefly
  • Innkeeper
1937
No Score Yet Rosalie
  • Oloff
1937
No Score Yet Maytime
  • Drunk in Cafe
1937
80% Love on the Run
  • Cafe Manager
1936
No Score Yet The Bride Walks Out
  • Donovan
1936
87% The Devil-Doll
  • Butler
1936
No Score Yet Mistaken Identity
  • Actor
1936
No Score Yet One Rainy Afternoon
  • Court Clerk
1936
No Score Yet I Dream Too Much
  • Cook
1935
97% A Night at the Opera
  • Engineer's Assistant/Peasant
1935
No Score Yet Here Comes the Band
  • Oswald Carroll - the Sneezer (uncredited)
1935
100% Mad Love
  • Autograph Seeker on Train
1935
No Score Yet Evelyn Prentice
  • Barney, the Cafe Owner
1934
88% The Merry Widow
  • Fat Lackery
1934
No Score Yet Them Thar Hills
  • The Doctor
1934
No Score Yet Cockeyed Cavaliers
  • Innkeeper (uncredited)
1934
100% Sons of the Desert
  • Steamship Official
1933
No Score Yet This Day and Age
  • Manager of Nightclub
1933
No Score Yet Towed in a Hole
  • Joe
1932
No Score Yet Their First Mistake
  • Process server
1932
No Score Yet Pack Up Your Troubles
  • Mr. Hathaway
1932
No Score Yet Skyscraper Souls
  • Ticket agent
1932
No Score Yet Million Dollar Legs
  • Secretary of the Interior
1932
No Score Yet County Hospital
  • The Doctor
1932
No Score Yet The Chimp
  • Landlord
1932
No Score Yet The Music Box
  • Prof. von Schwarzenhoffen
1932
No Score Yet Red Noses
  • Tailor's Customer
1932
No Score Yet One Good Turn
  • Drunk
1931
No Score Yet Chinatown After Dark
  • Dooley
1931
No Score Yet The Rival Mashers
  • Movie Patron
1914
No Score Yet Tango Tangles
  • Guest in Cowboy Hat
1914

Quotes from Billy Gilbert's Characters