1879 – 1942
Who was Jean Gilbert?
He composed more than 50 operettas before and after World War I, working mainly in Berlin. His most successful work was Die keusche Susanne, which was also popular in an English adaptation as The Girl in the Taxi. Gilbert was Jewish, and had to leave Germany when the Nazi's came to power. He emigrated to Argentina in 1933, and died in Buenos Aires. His son Robert Gilbert was also a composer. His cousin was the composer Paul Dessau.
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