Jo Gilbert worked in a variety of genres and built up a diverse and reputable career. Gilbert began Gilbert's acting career appearing in various films, such as the Jon Hall adventurous drama "Hurricane Island" (1951), "People Will Talk" (1951) with Cary Grant and "Too Young to Kiss" (1951). Gilbert also appeared in the drama "The Girl in White" (1952) with June Allyson and the Marlon Brando dramatic adaptation "Julius Caesar" (1953). Gilbert's passion for acting continued to Gilbert's roles in projects like the musical "The French Line" (1954) with Jane Russell, "Good Morning, Miss Dove" (1955) and the drama "The Prodigal" (1955) with Lana Turner. Gilbert also appeared in "The Big Fisherman" (1959) with Howard Keel. Gilbert also worked on "The Mystery of Edwin Drood."