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Jo Gilbert

Highest Rated:   100% The Paleface (1948)
Lowest Rated:   20% The Opposite Sex (1956)
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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

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
31% Closing the Ring
  • Producer
2007
No Score Yet Lifeguard
  • Actor
1976
57% Willard
  • Charlotte Stassen
1971
89% 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 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
84% 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

Quotes from Jo Gilbert's Characters