- Emery, Gilbert
- (1875-1945)Born Gilbert Emery Bensley Pottle in Naples, New York, he was educated at Amherst College and became a reporter. He then turned to writing short stories, a novel, and poems. He served in World War I as a lieutenant in the United States Army and drew upon that experience for his first play The Hero (1920). His other most successful plays were Tarnish (1923) and Love in a Mist (with Amélie Rives, 1926). Meanwhile he took up acting, appearing notably in The Truth about Blayds (1922) and Paris Bound (1927). He turned to motion pictures in the final phase of his career.
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