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Lou Gilbert, American actor. Recipient Derwent award Actors Equity, 1949, Yale University Drama award, 1965. Member Actors Studio.


Gilbert, Lou was born on August 1, 1909 in Sycamore, Illinois, United States. Son of Morris and Rose (Chosid) Gitlitz.


Educational public schools, Cleveland.


Play House, 1925, Chicago Repertory Group, 1933, Arena Theatre, Washington, District of Columbia, 1967-1968. Broadway appearances have included Beggars Are Coming to Town, 1944, Dream Girl, 1946, Detective Story, 1948-1949, Enemy of the People, 1951, Diary of Ann Frank, 1957-1958, The Great White Hope, 1968, The Egg, 1961, In the Counting House, 1962, Frogs of Spring, 1963, Good Woman Setzuwan (at Lincoln Center), 1970. Time of Your Life (on tour), 1971-1972, The Price (on Tour), 1973, Community of Two (on tour), 1974.

Creation of the World, 1972. Appeared off-Broadway in Nourish the Beast, 1973. Played in Joe Papp’s Shakespearean Festival in The Tempest and King Lear, 1962, Much Ado about Nothing, 1972, As You Like It, 1973.

Appearances in various motion pictures included Viva Zapata, 1950, Juliet of the Spirits, 1965, Goldstein, 1964, Across the River, 1959, Requiem for a Heavyweight, 1963, Middle of the Night, 1959, The Great White Hope, Petulia, Marathon Man, 1976, Raid on Entebbe, 1976.


Member Actors Studio.


Married Martha Lou Hawkins, May 5, 1951. Children: Nicholas David, Frances E. Appeared with Cleveland.

Morris Gitlitz

Rose (Chosid) Gitlitz

Martha Lou Hawkins

Nicholas David Gilbert

Frances E. Appeared with Cleve Gilbert