Jonathan Crombie was born on Wednesday, October 12th, 1966, in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
He was the baby of the family (he had two older sisters). Jonathan never intended on becoming an actor but he was spotted in a high school production of "The Wizard of Oz" by casting director Diane Polley.
Anne of Green Gables actor Jonathan Crombie dies at age 48 Jonathan Crombie, the actor known for his role as Gilbert Blythe in Anne of Green Gables and the son of former Toronto mayor David Crombie, has died. Canadian show where I worked with him and I don't think it's disrespectful to say said great ass is on display here, great shots of it in running shorts throughout episode but especially this chunk of it. Later, while visiting my mom, we rented the movies. Strange how little surprise there was in his sister's statement. Most people could not describe their loved ones in such a way only days after a shocking death. Jonathan's dad David was not only a Conservative MP during the Mulroney years, he was the mayor of Toronto before that and one of the best mayors the city has ever had. Because David Crombie was short of stature, he was called Toronto's "tiny perfect mayor."There's a screen test video floating around of Schuyler Grant auditioning as Anne, with a red wig and everything, and she was simply awful. Strangely she was perfect for Diana, which shows how crucial casting can be to the success of a film.
They made me cry, I also used to watch "Avonlea" on the Disney Channel. That Anne of Green Gables production was so perfectly cast, unlike most book adaptations, he was a perfect Gilbert. I remember he was very much against demolishing older buildings and wanted to preserve them as much as possible. Could Jonathan have suffered from an illness that meant his death was not a surprise? I also grew up watching the Anne movies and, like lots of other gay boys and straight girls, Gilbert was my first crush. Megan Follows was the perfect Anne and always will be.
In response, he filed a defamation lawsuit, a legal action that was eventually dismissed in 2004.
The television rights quietly reverted to the family four years ago.
Actor Jonathan Crombie won the hearts of countless "Anne Of Green Gables" fans across the country and around Why not, R81?
She was doing a lot of telemovies and stuff at that stage.The whole series was terribly miscast as well as being pretty much a travesty on the books. And to act so convincingly at various ages was truly remarkable considering Follows was only 15-16 when she shot the first film. R88, the only thing the third film had in common with any of the books was World War I. And at least one of the girl twins was a lesbian...Personally, I would go so far to call it an oscar worthy performance. I didn't even finish watching the fourth film with Barbara Hershey. I watched the third series and got more angry than I had any business being over how badly the story was botched.He either had to make up his own stories, or give up on the Anne cash cow. The third miniseries was awful- fans had waited over 10 years to see Anne and Gilbert together, but the two characters spent most of the movie separated while Anne had a quasi-affair with Cameron Daddo! R92..is why I'm so glad I didn't watch either the 3rd or 4th movie. The whole endeavor wasn't about Anne anymore and telling a great story. Shirley (which used to be a boy's name, before Shirley Temple) was the least mentioned of all the children, and I suspect Montgomery ran out of ideas for him. Kevin Sullivan and the heirs of Lucy Maud Montgomery have been embroiled in a legal dispute over the profits of the Anne series of movies.The fourth movie, yeesh..only part I saw was a scene of Barbara Hershey kneeling at Gilbert's gravestone. The heirs never got a percentage of the profits for any of the movies and spin-off properties Which is why Sullivan cannot secure rights beyond the original book, and has to fictionalize later adaptations.But Kate Macdonald Butler, Montgomery’s granddaughter and president of the family-owned Heirs of L. Montgomery Inc and the family never saw a percentage of the profit.