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Lillian Gish

​From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Lillian Diana Gish (October 14, 1893 – February 27, 1993) was an American stage, screen and television actress whose film acting career spanned 75 years, from 1912 to 1987. She was a prominent film star of the 1910s and 1920s, particularly associated with the films of director D.W. Griffith, including her leading role in Griffith's seminal Birth of a Nation (1915). Her sound-era film appearances were sporadic, but included memorable roles in the controversial western Duel in the Sun (1946) and the offbeat thriller Night of the Hunter (1955). She did considerable television work from the early 1950s into the 1980s, and closed her career playing, for the first time, opposite Bette Davis in the 1987 film The Whales of August. The American Film Institute (AFI) named Gish 17th among the greatest female stars of all time. She was awarded an Honorary Academy Award in 1971, and in 1984 she received an AFI Life Achievement Award. Description above from the Wikipedia article Lillian Gish, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

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Oct 14, 1893 In Springfield, Ohio, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie An Unseen Enemy 1912-09-09
Latest Project:
Movie The Women Who Run Hollywood 2016-05-16
Known For
Poster of La Bohème
Poster of Daphne and the Pirate
Poster of The Battle of Elderbush Gulch
Poster of The New York Hat
Movie The Women Who Run Hollywood Herself (archive footage) 2016-05-16
Movie And the Oscar Goes To... 2014-02-02
Movie Sigrid Holmquist Sigrid Holmquist (archive footage) 2010-10-08
Movie Mary Pickford: The Muse of the Movies Herself (Archive Footage) 2008-08-29
Movie Cannes: All Access Herself (archive footage) 2007-10-27
Movie Star Power: The Creation Of United Artists (archive footage) 1998-01-01
Movie The Whales of August Sarah Webber 1987-10-14
Movie Greta Garbo: The Temptress and the Clown Herself 1986-01-01
Movie Sweet Liberty Cecelia Burgess 1986-05-14
Movie Hambone and Hillie Hillie Radcliffe 1983-04-24
Movie A Wedding Nettie Sloan 1978-08-29
Movie The Hollywood Greats: Charles Laughton Interviewee 1978-08-31
Series The Kennedy Center Honors Unknown 1978-12-28
Movie Black Shadows on the Silver Screen Herself (archive footage) 1975-04-19
Series The American Film Institute Salute to ... Unknown 1973-04-02
Movie Letter to Jane: An Investigation About a Still Herself (archive footage) (uncredited) 1972-10-10
Movie Warning Shot Alice Willows 1967-01-18
Movie The Comedians Mrs. Smith 1967-10-31
Movie The Comedians in Africa Self (uncredited) 1967-08-31
Movie Follow Me, Boys! Hetty Seibert 1966-12-01
Movie The Love Goddesses 1965-03-03
Series Mr. Novak Unknown 1963-09-24
Movie The Unforgiven Mattilda Zachary 1960-01-01
Movie Orders to Kill Mrs. Summers 1958-07-25
Series Tony Awards Unknown 1956-04-01
Movie The Cobweb Victoria Inch 1955-06-07
Movie Film Fun (archive footage) 1955-08-19
Movie The Night of the Hunter Rachel Cooper 1955-08-26
Series Playwrights '56 Unknown 1955-10-04
Series The Academy Awards Unknown 1953-03-18
Series Schlitz Playhouse of Stars Unknown 1951-10-05
Series Robert Montgomery Presents Unknown 1950-01-30
Series The Philco Television Playhouse Unknown 1948-10-03
Series The Ed Sullivan Show Unknown 1948-06-20
Movie Portrait of Jennie Mother Mary of Mercy 1948-12-25
Movie Miss Susie Slagle's Miss Susie Slagle 1946-03-04
Movie Duel in the Sun Laura Belle McCanles 1946-12-31
Movie Top Man Beth Warren 1943-09-17
Movie Commandos Strike at Dawn Mrs. Bergesen 1942-12-30
Movie His Double Life Alice Chalice 1933-12-14
Movie One Romantic Night Princess Alexandra 1930-05-03
Movie The Wind Letty 1928-09-15
Movie The Scarlet Letter Hester Prynne 1927-01-08
Movie The Enemy Pauli Arndt 1927-12-08
Movie Annie Laurie Annie Laurie 1927-05-10
Movie La Bohème Mimi 1926-03-13
Movie Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ Chariot Race Spectator (uncredited) 1925-12-25
Movie Romola Romola 1924-12-06
Movie The White Sister Angela Chiaromonte 1923-09-05
Movie Screen Snapshots (Series 1, No. 20) Herself 1921-02-22
Movie Orphans of the Storm Henriette Girard 1921-12-28
Movie Way Down East Anna Moore 1920-09-03
Movie The Greatest Question Nellie Jarvis 1919-12-27
Movie A Romance of Happy Valley Jennie Timberlake 1919-01-26
Movie Broken Blossoms Lucy Burrows 1919-05-13
Movie True Heart Susie Susie May Trueheart 1919-06-01
Movie Hearts of the World The Girl - Marie Stephenson 1918-03-11
Movie The Greatest Thing in Life Jeannette Peret 1918-12-22
Movie The Great Love Susie Broadplains 1918-08-11
Movie An Innocent Magdalene Dorothy Raleigh 1916-06-18
Movie Daphne and the Pirate Daphne La Tour 1916-03-04
Movie Sold for Marriage Marfa 1916-04-15
Movie Diane of the Follies Diane 1916-09-24
Movie Intolerance: Love's Struggle Throughout the Ages The Woman Who Rocks the Cradle 1916-09-04
Movie The House Built Upon Sand Evelyn Dare 1916-12-31
Movie The Children Pay Millicent 1916-11-26
Movie Enoch Arden Annie Lee 1915-04-08
Movie The Birth of a Nation Elsie Stoneman 1915-02-08
Movie The Lily and the Rose Mary Randolph 1915-11-06
Movie Judith of Bethulia The Young Mother 1914-03-08
Movie The Battle of the Sexes Jane Andrews, the daughter 1914-04-12
Movie Home, Sweet Home Payne's Sweetheart 1914-05-16
Movie The Mothering Heart The Wife 1913-06-21
Movie An Indian's Loyalty The Ranchero's Daughter 1913-08-15
Movie The Conscience of Hassan Bey The Rugmaker's Daughter 1913-12-20
Movie The Battle of Elderbush Gulch Melissa Harlow 1913-12-01
Movie So Near, Yet So Far A Friend 1912-09-29
Movie An Unseen Enemy Eldest Daughter 1912-09-09
Movie The Musketeers of Pig Alley The Little Lady 1912-10-31
Movie The Painted Lady Belle at Ice Cream Festival 1912-11-24
Movie The Burglar’s Dilemma Birthday Wellwisher 1912-12-16
Movie The New York Hat 1912-12-05