Person Details

Birthday: 1893-10-14 21:22:40

Death: 1993-02-27 21:22:40

Aliases: Lillian Diana Gish , The First Lady of American Cinema , Dorothy Elizabeth Carter

Gender: Female

Place of birth: Springfield, Ohio, USA

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Movie Involvements: 113

TV Involvements: 5


Most Famous Work

Biography

​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.

Most Famous Work

Tony Awards
Average
6

Tony Awards

(1956) Award Accepter
The Defenders
Average
5

The Defenders

(1961) Mrs. Cooper
Intolerance: Love's Struggle Throughout the Ages
Average
7

Intolerance: Love's Struggle Throughout the Ages

(1916) The Woman Who Rocks the Cradle
The Birth of a Nation
Average
6

The Birth of a Nation

(1915) Stoneman's Daughter Elsie
The Night of the Hunter
Average
8

The Night of the Hunter

(1955) Rachel Cooper
Duel in the Sun
Average
7

Duel in the Sun

(1946) Laura Belle McCanles
The Unforgiven
Average
6

The Unforgiven

(1960) Mattilda Zachary
Broken Blossoms
Average
7

Broken Blossoms

(1919) Lucy Burrows

Acting

Year Character Movie/Tv
2021 (archival footage)
2016 Herself (archive footage)
2014 Self (archive footage)
2010 Sigrid Holmquist (archive footage)
2008 Herself (Archive Footage)
2007 Self (archive footage)
2002 N/A
1998 (archive footage)
1995 Interviewee
1988 Herself, Archive footage
1987 Sarah Webber
1986 Cecelia Burgess
Herself
1983 Miss Molly Winkle
Hillie Radcliffe
Herself
1982 N/A
1981 Grandmother
1980 N/A
1978 N/A
Interviewee
Nettie Sloan
Herself
1977 Mrs. Williams
1976 Billy Jo Haskins
1975 Self (archive footage)
1973 Self
1970 Self
1969 Martha Brewster
1968 Self - Guest
1967 Mrs. Smith
Self (uncredited)
Alice Willows
1966 Hetty Seibert
1965 (archive footage)
1963 Narrator
N/A
1962 N/A
1961 Mrs. Cooper
Louisa Clarendon
Self (archive footage)
1960 Mattilda Zachary
1958 Mrs. Summers
1956 Award Accepter
Presenter
1955 N/A
Rachel Cooper
(archive footage)
Victoria Inch
1953 Carrie Watts
1951 Grandma Moses
1950 N/A
1948 Mother Mary of Mercy
N/A
Self
1946 Laura Belle McCanles
Miss Susie Slagle
1943 Beth Warren
1942 Mrs. Bergesen
1933 Alice Chalice
1930 Princess Alexandra
1928 Letty
1927 Pauli Arndt
Annie Laurie
Hester Prynne
1926 Mimi
1925 Chariot Race Spectator (uncredited)
1924 Romola
1923 Angela Chiaromonte
1922 Lillian Gish
1921 Henriette Girard
Herself
1920 Anna Moore
1919 Nellie Jarvis
Susie May Trueheart
Lucy Burrows
Jennie Timberlake
1918 Jeannette Peret
N/A
Susie Broadplains
The Girl - Marie Stephenson
1917 Lillian Vale
1916 Evelyn Dare
Millicent
Diane
The Woman Who Rocks the Cradle
Dorothy Raleigh
Marfa
Daphne La Tour
N/A
1915 Mary Randolph
Beatrice
Annie Lee
Dosia Dale
Stoneman's Daughter Elsie
Participant in Mob Scene (uncredited)
1914 May
Anne
Anita - the Truant
Grace Lisle
Nettie - the Angel
Eleanor Butterworth
Kitty Belle
Payne's Sweetheart
N/A
Jane Andrews, the daughter
The Orphan - as an Adult
The Young Mother
Mary Miller
1913 The Rugmaker's Daughter
Melissa Harlow
N/A
The Mother
Fred's Wife
The Wife
Verda
The Ranchero's Daughter
The Ranchero's Daughter
The Wife
The Farmer's Daughter
The First Brother's Sweetheart
The Nurse
The First Sister
The Old Soldier's Daughter
The Daughter
Girl in bandana
N/A
At Auction (uncredited)
In First Audience (uncredited)
1912 The Maid
Birthday Wellwisher
Customer in Shop / Outside Church
At Theatre
Walk on role
N/A
The Young Woman
The Little Lady
Belle at Ice Cream Festival
N/A
The Younger Daughter
A Friend
In Theatre Crowd
Eldest Sister
Mrs. Warren
Herself
Year Character Movie/Tv

Crew

Year Role Movie/Tv
1993 Thanks
Year Role Movie/Tv

Directing

Year Role Movie/Tv
1920 Director
Year Role Movie/Tv

Writing


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