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|spouse = Ella McKenzie ([[1938]]-1971; his death)
 
|spouse = Ella McKenzie ([[1938]]-1971; his death)
 
|occupation(s) = Actor, comedy writer, film director
 
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|nationality = [[File:Flag of the United States.png|20px]] American}}'''Billy Gilbert''' was an American radio comedian famous for his comical sneezing gags, provided the voice of [[Sneezy]] the dwarf in ''[[Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs]]'', as well as [[Willie the Giant]] in the ''[[Fun and Fancy Free]]'' segment, ''[[Mickey and the Beanstalk]]''. It is believed by Animation Historian John Canemaker that Gilbert got the role of Sneezy by walking into [[Walt Disney|Walt]]'s office for his audition and sneezed 5 times, and Walt said "Billy, you've got the job." Gilbert starred in many movies such as ''His Girl Friday'' ([[1940]]), ''Valley of the Sun'' ([[1942]]), and ''Five Weeks in a Balloon'' ([[1962]]). In [[1937]], Billy Gilbert married actress Ella McKenzie, and they remained together until his death in 1971. They had no children together.
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|nationality = [[File:Flag of the United States.png|20px]] American}}'''Billy Gilbert''' was an American radio comedian famous for his comical sneezing gags, provided the voice of [[Sneezy]] the dwarf in ''[[Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs]]'', as well as [[Willie the Giant]] in the ''[[Fun and Fancy Free]]'' segment, ''[[Mickey and the Beanstalk]]''. It is believed by Animation Historian John Canemaker that Gilbert got the role of Sneezy by walking into [[Walt Disney|Walt]]'s office for his audition and sneezed 5 times, and Walt said, "Billy, you've got the job." Gilbert starred in many movies such as ''His Girl Friday'' ([[1940]]), ''Valley of the Sun'' ([[1942]]), and ''Five Weeks in a Balloon'' ([[1962]]). In [[1937]], Billy Gilbert married actress Ella McKenzie, and they remained together until his death in 1971. They had no children together.
   
 
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Latest revision as of 17:16, February 10, 2020

Billy Gilbert was an American radio comedian famous for his comical sneezing gags, provided the voice of Sneezy the dwarf in Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, as well as Willie the Giant in the Fun and Fancy Free segment, Mickey and the Beanstalk. It is believed by Animation Historian John Canemaker that Gilbert got the role of Sneezy by walking into Walt's office for his audition and sneezed 5 times, and Walt said, "Billy, you've got the job." Gilbert starred in many movies such as His Girl Friday (1940), Valley of the Sun (1942), and Five Weeks in a Balloon (1962). In 1937, Billy Gilbert married actress Ella McKenzie, and they remained together until his death in 1971. They had no children together.

DeathEdit

On September 23, 1971, Billy Gilbert died in Hollywood, California from a stroke at the age of 77. He is buried at Odd Fellows Cemetery in Los Angeles, California.

Disney RolesEdit

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