Lillian Gish

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Lillian Gish
  • Birth Name: Lillian Diana Gish
  • Birth Place: Springfield, OH
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 10/14/1893, Libra
  • Date of Death: 02/27/1993
  • Profession: Actor
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Lillian Gish Fast Facts:
  • Was good friends with fellow silent-film star Mary Pickford, who introduced her to director D.W. Griffith.
  • Along with her sister, Dorothy, made her film debut in Griffith's An Unseen Enemy (1912).
  • Made her first talkie, One Romantic Night, in 1930.
  • Returned to the Broadway stage in the '30s, where her roles included Ophelia to John Gielgud's Hamlet, before resuming her film career with 1942's Commandos Strike at Dawn.
  • Wrote several memoirs, including The Movies, Mr. Griffith and Me (1969), Dorothy and Lillian Gish (1973) and An Actor's Life for Me! (1987).
  • Received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Film Institute in 1984.
  • Made her final film appearance in 1987's The Whales of August, for which she was named Best Actress by the Independent Spirit Awards and the National Board of Review.
  • Lillian Gish Relationships:
  • George Jean Nathan - Ex-significant Other
  • James Leigh Gish - Father
  • Charles Duell - Ex-significant Other
  • Dorothy Gish - Sister
  • Mary Robinson McConnell - Mother
  • Lillian Gish Awards:
  • 1970 Oscar: Honorary Award - Winner
  • 1946 Oscar: Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role - Nominee
  • 1968 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture - Nominee

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