Lillian Gish, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death

    

Lillian Gish

American actress

Date of Birth: 14-Oct-1893

Place of Birth: Springfield, Ohio, United States

Date of Death: 27-Feb-1993

Profession: screenwriter, writer, stage actor, film director, television actor, film actor, peace activist, autobiographer

Nationality: United States

Zodiac Sign: Libra


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About Lillian Gish

  • Lillian Diana Gish (October 14, 1893 ÔÇô February 27, 1993) was an American pioneering actress of the screen and stage, as well as a director and writer.
  • Her film acting career spanned 75 years, from 1912, in silent film shorts, to 1987.
  • Gish was called "The First Lady of American Cinema", and is credited with pioneering fundamental film performance techniques.Gish was a prominent film star from 1912 into the 1920s, being particularly associated with the films of director D.
  • W.
  • Griffith, including her leading role in the highest-grossing film of the silent era, Griffith's The Birth of a Nation (1915).
  • At the dawn of the sound era, she returned to the stage and appeared in film infrequently, including well-known roles in the controversial western Duel in the Sun (1946) and the offbeat thriller The Night of the Hunter (1955).
  • She also did considerable television work from the early 1950s into the 1980s, and closed her career playing opposite Bette Davis in the 1987 film The Whales of August.
  • During her later years Gish became a dedicated advocate for the appreciation and preservation of silent film.
  • Despite being better known for her film work, she was also an accomplished stage actress, and was inducted into the American Theater Hall of Fame in 1972.

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