Lillian Gish

Lillian Gish

  • Born on
    • October 14th, 1893
  • Died on
    • February 27th, 1993
​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.


Acting (34 Credits)

2014And the Oscar Goes to...
1987The Whales of August as Sarah Webber
1986Sweet Liberty as Cecelia Burgess
1978A Wedding as Nettie Sloan
1967Warning Shot as Alice Willows
1967The Comedians as Mrs. Smith
1966Follow Me, Boys! as Hetty Seibert
1965The Love Goddesses as (archive footage)
1960The Unforgiven as Mattilda Zachary
1955The Night of the Hunter as Rachel Cooper
1955The Cobweb as Victoria Inch
1948Portrait of Jennie as Mother Mary of Mercy
1946Duel in the Sun as Laura Belle McCanles
1942Commandos Strike at Dawn as Mrs. Bergesen
1928The Wind as Letty
1926The Scarlet Letter as Hester Prynne
1926La Bohème as Mimi
1925Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ as Chariot Race Spectator (uncredited)
1921Orphans of the Storm as Henriette Girard
1920Way Down East as Anna Moore
1919Broken Blossoms as Lucy Burrows
1919True Heart Susie as Susie May Trueheart
1919The Greatest Question as Nellie Jarvis
1918Hearts of the World as The Girl - Marie Stephenson
1916Intolerance as The Woman Who Rocks the Cradle
1915The Birth of a Nation as Stoneman's Daughter Elsie
1914Judith of Bethulia as The Young Mother
1913The Mothering Heart as The Wife
1913The Battle of Elderbush Gulch as Melissa Harlow
1912An Unseen Enemy as Eldest Sister
1912The Musketeers of Pig Alley as The Little Lady
1912The New York Hat
1912The Painted Lady as Belle at Ice Cream Festival


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