John Gilbert, popular leading man of the 1920s known as "The Great Lover." His career began to wane with the arrival of talkies.

John Gilbert, popular leading man of the 1920s known as "The Great Lover." His career began to wane with the arrival of talkies.

John Gilbert (July 10, 1897 - Jan. 9, 1936) So sad. It's so sad that She, G. G., and he, didn't marry. It might have been the best thing for both of them.

John Gilbert (July 10, 1897 - Jan. 9, 1936) So sad. It's so sad that She, G. G., and he, didn't marry. It might have been the best thing for both of them.

Greta Garbo and John Gilbert -  Her most famous romance was with her frequent co-star, John Gilbert, with whom she lived intermittently in 1926 and 1927

Greta Garbo and John Gilbert - Her most famous romance was with her frequent co-star, John Gilbert, with whom she lived intermittently in 1926 and 1927

John Gilbert allegedly proposed to Garbo numerous times. Legend has it that when a double marriage was arranged in 1926 (with Eleanor Boardman and King Vidor), Garbo failed to appear at the ceremony. Her recent biographers, however, question the veracity of this story.

John Gilbert allegedly proposed to Garbo numerous times. Legend has it that when a double marriage was arranged in 1926 (with Eleanor Boardman and King Vidor), Garbo failed to appear at the ceremony. Her recent biographers, however, question the veracity of this story.

John Gilbert, Actor: The Big Parade. John Gilbert was born into a show-business family - his father was a comic with the Pringle Stock Company. By 1915 John was an extra with Thomas H. Ince's company and a lead player by 1917. In those days he was assistant director, actor or screenwriter. He also tried his hand at directing. By 1919 he was being noticed in films and getting better roles. In 1921 he signed a three-year contract with...

John Gilbert, Actor: The Big Parade. John Gilbert was born into a show-business family - his father was a comic with the Pringle Stock Company. By 1915 John was an extra with Thomas H. Ince's company and a lead player by 1917. In those days he was assistant director, actor or screenwriter. He also tried his hand at directing. By 1919 he was being noticed in films and getting better roles. In 1921 he signed a three-year contract with...

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