Olive Gilbert

Contralto and mezzo soprano. Born 22 November 1898. Died 19 February 1981
Olive Gilbert
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1898-11-22
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Olive Gilbert

Olive Gilbert Biography (Wikipedia)

Olive Sarah Gilbert (22 November 1898 – 19 February 1981) was a British singer and actress, who, in a career spanning seven decades, performed first in opera and then in many of Ivor Novello's musicals in London's West End.

After the First World War, Gilbert sang contralto and mezzo-soprano roles with the Carl Rosa Opera Company for more than a decade. She moved into musical theatre in 1935, appearing in Novello's Glamorous Night. She also had roles in his Careless Rapture (1936), Crest of the Wave (1937), The Dancing Years (1939), Arc de Triomphe (1943), Perchance to Dream (1945) and King's Rhapsody (1949).

From 1961 to 1966, she played Sister Margaretta in The Sound of Music, and she appeared as the housekeeper in Man of La Mancha in 1968. She continued to perform into the 1970s.

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Ivor Novello
The Dancing years - The Wings of sleep
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The Dancing years - The Wings of sleep
Olive Gilbert
Keep the home fires burning
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Keep the home fires burning
Muriel Barron
We’ll Gather Lilacs
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We’ll Gather Lilacs
Ivor Novello
Keep the home fires burning for voice and accompaniment
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Keep the home fires burning for voice and accompaniment
Olive Gilbert
Why Is There Ever Goodbye
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Why Is There Ever Goodbye
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Highwayman Love
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Highwayman Love
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We'll Gather Lilacs
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We'll Gather Lilacs
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Keep the Home Fires Burning
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Keep the Home Fires Burning
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