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Name  Gilbert Emery
Role  Actor
Education  Amherst College

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Died  October 28, 1945, Los Angeles, California, United States
Parents  Hariette G. Gilbert, William L. Pottle
Movies  A Farewell to Arms, Dracula's Daughter, That Hamilton Woman, Goin' to Town, Mata Hari
Similar People  Lambert Hillyer, George Fitzmaurice, John Cromwell, Frank Borzage, Gregory Ratoff

Gilbert Emery Bensley Pottle (June 11, 1875 - October 28, 1945), known professionally as Gilbert Emery, was an American actor who appeared in over 80 movies from 1921 to his death in 1945.


Early years

Gilbert Emery Bensley Pottle was born June 11, 1875, in Naples, New York, to William L. and Hariette (Gilbert) Pottle. He prepared for college at Naples High School and at the Normal School in Oneonta, New York. He graduated from Amherst College in the class of 1899.


Pottle started out as a short story writer, using the name Emery Pottle, and he later wrote plays. From 1899 to 1900 he was an instructor in English and public speaking at Beloit Academy in Wisconsin. In 1900 he was a reporter for the Morning Sun in New York City; from 1900-1901 he worked for the Evening Post; and from 1901-1903 he worked for Criterion Magazine. He was an instructor in English at Columbia University and a writer.

During World War I, Pottle was a member of the American Expeditionary Forces' Liaison Service, serving with French Balloon Companies 39, 49 and 74. He was later a member of the Paris Peace Conference from 1918 to 1919, and a member of the Interallied Food Commission in 1919.

He wrote a number of books in his early years, including Handicapped, The Little Village, and The Little House. He also wrote poems and short stories for magazines and several plays. Much of his writing was under the pen name Gilbert Emery.

Personal life

On November 22, 1904, Emery (using the name Emery Pottle) married Juliet Wilbour Tompkins, a writer, in New York. The two later divorced.

Partial filmography

From 1921 until his death in 1945, Gilbert Emery acted in at least 88 movies, including:

  • Cousin Kate (1921) (film debut)
  • Any Wife (1922)
  • Behind That Curtain (1929)
  • The Sky Hawk (1929)
  • Party Husband (1931)
  • The Ruling Voice (1931)
  • A Farewell to Arms (1932)
  • The Man Called Back (1932)
  • Grand Canary (1934)
  • Whom the Gods Destroy (1934)
  • Ladies Crave Excitement (1935)
  • Let's Live Tonight (1935)
  • Little Lord Fauntleroy (1936)
  • Dracula's Daughter (1936)
  • Bullets or Ballots (1936)
  • The Life of Emile Zola (1937)
  • A Man to Remember (1938)
  • Storm Over Bengal (1938)
  • The Saint Strikes Back (1939)
  • South of Suez (1940)
  • That Hamilton Woman (1941)
  • Adam Had Four Sons (1941)
  • Escape from Hong Kong (1942)
  • The Remarkable Andrew (1942)
  • The Loves of Edgar Allan Poe (1942)
  • The Return of the Vampire (1943)
  • Appointment in Berlin (1943)
  • Between Two Worlds (1944)
  • The Brighton Strangler (1945) (final film)
  • Death

    He died on October 28, 1945, in Los Angeles, California.


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