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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.

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​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.

Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Female

Known Credits 83

Birthday 1893-10-14

Day of Death 1993-02-27

Place of Birth Springfield, Ohio, USA

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Also Known As

  • Dorothy Elizabeth Carter

Acting TV ShowsMovies

2008 Mary Pickford: The Muse of the Movies as Herself (archive footage)
2007 Cannes: All Access as Herself (archive footage)
2002 D.W. Griffith - Years of Discovery 1909-1913
1995 Moving Pictures: The Night of the Hunter as Interviewee
1987 The Whales of August as Sarah Webber
1986 Sweet Liberty as Cecelia Burgess
1986 Greta Garbo: The Temptress and the Clown as Herself
1983 Hambone and Hillie as Hillie Radcliffe
1982 Night of 100 Stars as Herself
1980 Hollywood(13 episodes)
1978 The Kennedy Center Honors(1 episode)
1978 The Hollywood Greats: Charles Laughton as Interviewee
1978 A Wedding as Nettie Sloan
1973 The American Film Institute Salute to ...(2 episodes)
1970 Langlois as Self
1969 Arsenic and Old Lace as Martha Brewster
1967 The Comedians as Mrs. Smith
1967 The Comedians in Africa as Herself (uncredited)
1967 Warning Shot as Alice Willows
1966 Follow Me, Boys! as Hetty Seibert
1963 Mr. Novak(1 episode)
1960 The Unforgiven as Mattilda Zachary
1958 Orders to Kill as Mrs. Summers
1955 Playwrights '56(1 episode)
1955 The Cobweb as Victoria Inch
1955 The Night of the Hunter as Rachel Cooper
1951 Schlitz Playhouse of Stars(1 episode)
1950 Robert Montgomery Presents(2 episodes)
1948 Portrait of Jennie as Mother Mary of Mercy
1948 The Philco Television Playhouse(3 episodes)
1948 The Ed Sullivan Show(1 episode)
1947 Tony Awards(1 episode)
1946 Duel in the Sun as Laura Belle McCanles
1946 Miss Susie Slagle's as Miss Susie Slagle
1943 Top Man as Beth Warren
1942 Commandos Strike at Dawn as Mrs. Bergesen
1933 His Double Life as Alice Chalice
1930 One Romantic Night as Princess Alexandra
1928 The Wind as Letty
1927 The Enemy as Pauli Arndt
1927 Annie Laurie as Annie Laurie
1927 The Scarlet Letter as Hester Prynne
1926 La Bohème as Mimi
1925 Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ as Chariot Race Spectator (uncredited)
1924 Romola as Romola
1923 The White Sister as Angela Chiaromonte
1921 Orphans of the Storm as Henriette Girard
1921 Screen Snapshots (Series 1, No. 20) as Herself
1920 Way Down East as Anna Moore
1919 The Greatest Question as Nellie Jarvis
1919 True Heart Susie as True Heart Susie
1919 Broken Blossoms as Lucy Burrows
1919 A Romance of Happy Valley as Jennie Timberlake
1918 The Greatest Thing in Life as Jeannette Peret
1918 Lillian Gish in a Liberty Loan Appeal
1918 The Great Love as Susie Broadplains
1918 Hearts of the World as The Girl - Marie Stephenson
1917 Souls Triumphant as Lillian Vale
1916 The House Built Upon Sand as Evelyn Dare
1916 The Children Pay as Millicent
1916 Diane of the Follies as Diane
1916 Intolerance: Love's Struggle Throughout the Ages as The Woman Who Rocks the Cradle
1916 An Innocent Magdalene as Dorothy Raleigh
1916 Sold for Marriage as Marfa
1916 Daphne and the Pirate as Daphne La Tour
1915 The Lily and the Rose as Mary Randolph
1915 Enoch Arden as Annie Lee
1915 The Birth of a Nation as Elsie Stoneman
1914 Home, Sweet Home as Payne's Sweetheart
1914 Judith of Bethulia as The Young Mother
1913 A Woman in the Ultimate as Verda
1913 An Indian's Loyalty as The Ranchero's Daughter
1913 The Mothering Heart as The Wife
1913 The Little Tease as Girl in bandana
1913 The Battle of Elderbush Gulch as Melissa Harlow
1912 The Burglar’s Dilemma as Birthday Wellwisher
1912 The New York Hat
1912 The Painted Lady as Belle at Ice Cream Festival
1912 The Musketeers of Pig Alley as The Little Lady
1912 So Near, Yet So Far as A Friend
1912 An Unseen Enemy as Eldest Daughter

Writing

1920 Remodeling Her HusbandStory
1920 Remodeling Her HusbandScenario Writer
1918 The Greatest Thing in LifeStory

Directing

1920 Remodeling Her HusbandDirector

Crew

1993 The Silent Feminists: America's First Women DirectorsThanks

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