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Gibson Gowland

​From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Gibson Gowland (4 January 1877 Spennymoor, Durham, England, UK – 9 September 1951 London, England, UK) was an English film actor. Gowland came to the United States from England, by way of Canada, in 1913 where he met Beatrice Bird, also from England, whom he married. They moved to Hollywood, working as bit players. In 1916, his son, actor and photographer Peter Gowland, was born. His only starring role (out of 63 films) was in Greed (1924), directed by Erich von Stroheim, based on the Frank Norris novel McTeague, and costarring ZaSu Pitts. The film has since become a classic, despite its having been cut to one-fifth its original length for commercial release by MGM. Gowland portrayed the protagonist, dentist John McTeague. Von Stroheim also directed Gowland in his 1919 film Blind Husbands. Gowland was cast as Simon Buquet in the 1925 film version of The Phantom of the Opera. He had bit parts in dozens of films from 1938 to 1945, but was rarely credited on-screen. After two divorces, Gowland returned to England in 1944. He died in London at age 74 from a lethal case of diarrhea. He is buried in Golders Green Crematorium. Description above from the Wikipedia article Gibson Gowland, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

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Jan 4, 1877 In Spennymoor, Durham, England, UK
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie Under Handicap 1917-09-03
Latest Project:
Movie Kitty 1945-10-16
Known For
Poster of Gaslight
Poster of Mrs. Miniver
Poster of Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans
Poster of Under Handicap
Movie Kitty Prison Guard (uncredited) 1945-10-16
Movie Gaslight Servant (uncredited) 1944-05-04
Movie Going My Way Parishioner (uncredited) 1944-05-15
Movie Slightly Dangerous Opera patron (uncredited) 1943-04-01
Movie A Guy Named Joe Bartender 1943-12-24
Movie The Remarkable Andrew Jurist 1942-03-05
Movie Crossroads Reporter (uncredited) 1942-07-23
Movie Mrs. Miniver Man on Boat (uncredited) 1942-07-03
Movie Broadway Limited Cafe Customer (uncredited) 1941-06-13
Movie Sundown Churchgoer in Wheelchair (uncredited) 1941-10-31
Movie The Wolf Man Villager (uncredited) 1941-12-12
Movie Northwest Passage MacPherson 1940-02-23
Movie Doomed to Die Doctor (uncredited) 1940-08-12
Movie The Ape Posse Member 1940-09-30
Movie Raffles Villager (uncredited) 1939-11-11
Movie Henry Goes Arizona Rancher 1939-12-08
Movie The Wife of General Ling Mike 1937-04-07
Movie Cotton Queen Gaoler 1937-06-01
Movie The House of the Spaniard 1st Captain 1936-11-01
Movie King of the Damned Priest 1935-12-31
Movie The Stoker Steve 1935-01-01
Movie The Private Life of Don Juan Don Alfredo, Carmen's Poor Husband 1934-01-01
Movie S.O.S. Iceberg John Dragan 1934-04-08
Movie The Secret Of The Loch Angus 1934-05-07
Movie Nordpol - Ahoi! Unknown 1934-04-17
Movie S.O.S. Iceberg John Dragan 1933-08-30
Movie Doomed Battalion Innerhofer 1932-06-16
Movie Without Honors Mike Donovan 1932-01-02
Movie A House Divided Bartender 1931-12-05
Movie Hell Harbor Henry Morgan 1930-03-14
Movie The Sea Bat Limey 1930-07-05
Movie Cleaning Up Burke 1930-09-28
Movie The Mysterious Island Dmitry 1929-10-05
Movie Rose-Marie Black Bastien 1928-02-11
Movie The Land Beyond the Law Silent 'Oklahoma' Joe 1927-06-05
Movie Topsy and Eva Simon Leegree 1927-07-26
Movie The Night of Love Bandit 1927-01-22
Movie The First Auto The Blacksmith 1927-09-18
Movie Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans Angry Driver (uncredited) 1927-11-04
Movie The Outsider Shadow 1926-01-17
Movie Don Juan Gentleman of Rome (uncredited) 1926-08-06
Movie The Prairie Wife Unknown 1925-02-23
Movie Greed John McTeague 1925-01-26
Movie The Phantom of the Opera Simon Buquet 1925-09-22
Movie The Red Lily Le Turc 1924-09-08
Movie Ladies Must Live Michael Le Prim 1921-10-29
Movie The Right of Way Unknown 1920-02-29
Movie Behind the Door Gideon Blank 1919-12-14
Movie Blind Husbands Silent Sepp 1919-10-21
Movie Under Handicap 1917-09-03
Movie Bashful Musician (uncredited) 1917-12-23