Jo Gilbert

Highest Rated: 100% The Paleface (1948)
Lowest Rated: 20% The Opposite Sex (1956)
Birthday: Jun 7, 1955
Birthplace: Not Available
Cruelly but accurately described by one film historian as "that female mountain of flesh," actress/singer Jody Gilbert was one of moviedom's busiest "large" ladies. The major difference between Gilbert and other "sizeable" character actresses is that she could give back as good as she got in the insult department. As the surly waitress in Never Give a Sucker an Even Break (1941), Gilbert was more than a match for her troublesome customer W. C. Fields. She went on to trade quips with Shemp Howard in Olsen and Johnson's Hellzapoppin' (1941) and to aggressively pursue the hapless Lou Costello in Ride 'Em Cowboy (1942). On television, Gilbert was seen as J. Carroll Naish's plump would-be sweetheart Rosa in Life with Luigi (1952), a role she'd previously essayed on radio. One of Gilbert's last screen appearances was the belligerent railroad passenger whom holdup man Paul Newman imitates in Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969). Jody Gilbert died at the age of 63 as the result of injuries sustained in an auto accident.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
No Score Yet Property of the State Producer 2016
33% Closing the Ring Producer 2007
No Score Yet Lifeguard Actor 1976
57% Willard Charlotte Stassen 1971
90% Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid Large Woman 1969
No Score Yet The Big Fisherman Deborah 1959
20% The Opposite Sex Woman Attendant 1956
No Score Yet On The Threshold Of Space Secretary 1956
No Score Yet Good Morning, Miss Dove Young Matron 1955
No Score Yet The Prodigal Mother 1955
No Score Yet The French Line Reporter 1954
95% Julius Caesar Citizen of Rome 1953
No Score Yet Never Wave at a WAC Civilian Doctor 1953
No Score Yet Too Young to Kiss Gloria 1952
No Score Yet Actors and Sin Mrs. Egelhofer [Woman Of Sin] 1952
No Score Yet The Magic Carpet Maras 1951
No Score Yet People Will Talk Nurse 1951
62% House By the River Flora Bantam 1950
No Score Yet The Lovable Cheat Mme. Violette 1949
70% Knock on Any Door Gussie 1949
No Score Yet Hellfire Full Moon 1949
100% The Paleface Woman in Bath House 1948
No Score Yet Casbah Americn woman 1948
No Score Yet Albuquerque Pearl 1948
No Score Yet My Dear Secretary Hilda Sneebacher 1948
No Score Yet Texas, Brooklyn and Heaven Lady 1948
No Score Yet Blondie's Holiday Cynthia Thompson 1947
No Score Yet Decoy Fat Woman 1946
No Score Yet The Show-Off Woman 1946
No Score Yet Over 21 Officer Candidate's Wife 1945
No Score Yet Roughly Speaking Woman in Store 1945
88% Christmas in Connecticut Mrs. Gerseg 1945
No Score Yet Lost in a Harem Native Laundry Woman 1944
No Score Yet Marriage Is a Private Affair Girl Taxi Driver 1944
No Score Yet The Story of Dr. Wassell Head Nurse 1944
No Score Yet Princess O'Rourke Truck Driver Woman 1943
No Score Yet Hers to Hold Babe 1943
No Score Yet The Hard Way Anderson 1943
No Score Yet Reunion in France Brunhilde 1942
No Score Yet Journey for Margaret Mme. Bornholm 1942
No Score Yet The Tuttles of Tahiti Effie 1942
No Score Yet Ride 'em Cowboy Moonbeam 1942
No Score Yet Remember the Day Mrs. Avery 1941
83% Shadow of the Thin Man Lana 1941
100% Never Give a Sucker an Even Break Tiny, the waitress 1941
85% Sergeant York Fat Woman 1941
No Score Yet Hudson's Bay Germaine 1941
No Score Yet Hellzapoppin' Blonde 1941
No Score Yet Flowing Gold Willie 1940
No Score Yet Star Dust Swedish Maid 1940
97% Ninotchka Streetcar Conductress 1939
No Score Yet New Frontier (Frontier Horizon) Woman at Dance 1939
No Score Yet Everything Happens at Night Hilda 1939

TV

CREDIT
No Score Yet Sanford and Son
1972-1977
Woman
  • 1976
No Score Yet The Dick Van Dyke Show
1961-1966
Agnes
  • 1965
  • 1964

QUOTES FROM Jo Gilbert CHARACTERS