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Gilbert Emery (June 11, 1875 - October 28, 1945) was the stage name of Emery Bemsley Pottle, an American actor who appeared in over 80 movies from 1921 to his death in 1945.

Early years

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

Career

Pottle started out as a writer. From 1899 to 1900 he was an instructor in English and public speaking at Beloit Academy in Wisconsinmarker. In 1900 he was a reporter for the Morning Sun in New York Citymarker; 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.

From 1921 until his death in 1945, Gilbert Emery acted in at least 88 movies, including Behind That Curtain (1929), A Farewell to Arms (1932), Grand Canary (1934), and A Man to Remember (1938).

Death

He died on October 28, 1945, in Los Angelesmarker, Californiamarker.

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