John Gibbs Gilbert

John Gibbs Gilbert

John Gibbs Gilbert (1810 – 1889) was an American comedian, whose real name was Gibbs.

Born in Boston, he made his first appearance there at the Tremont Theatre, in 1828, as "Jaffier" in Otway's "Venice Preserved"." His original aim was to be a tragedian, but while on a tour through the South and West, the success of his "Sir Anthony Absolute", "Master Walter", etc., convinced him that his true bent was for "old men" parts, and he soon became the leading American actor in that line of comedy. In 1834, he again came forward at the Tremont Theatre, Acting "Mr. Dornton" in "The Road to Ruin"." The occasion was that of a benefit to George Barrett — a favorite comedian of that epoch. The Tremont was managed then by Thomas Barry, who died on February 11, 1876, full of years and honors. Gilbert remained at the Tremont Theatre five years. The versatility of his talents and the variety of his efforts at that time are denoted by the list of parts which he acted during the first season with Barry. This includes "Master Walter", "Isaac of York", "Sir Peter Teazle", "Pizarro", "Iago", "Sir Edward Mortimer", "Admiral Kingston", "Lieutenant Worthington", "Sir Robert Bramble", "Polonius", "Uncle John", "Tom Noddy", "Macduff", "Mr. Dornton", "Squeers", "King Henry the Sixth". "Adam", "Malec", "Kent", and "Rolanio". In 1847 he had a successful engagement in London. From 1862 until the close of Wallack's Theatre, New York, he was connected with that house. His most famous rôle was that of "Sir Peter Teazle" in "The School for Scandal;" his "Sir Anthony, Old Dornton" in "The Road to Ruin", and "Lord Ogleby" in "The Clandestine Marriage," were also noted.


* Winter, "A Sketch of the Life of John Gilbert," "Dunlap Society Publications" (New York, 1890)
* McKay and Wingate, "Famous American Actors of To-Day" (New York, 1896)
* Carroll, "Twelve Americans: Their Lives and Times" (New York, 1893)


* Winter, "The Wallet of Time" (New York, 1913)


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