Saturday, January 2, 2010


Lillian Diana Gish (October 14, 1893 – February 27, 1993). Film and television actress whose film acting career spanned 75 years, from 1912 to 1987. She was 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 performances include Duel in the Sun (1946) and the Night of the Hunter (1955) and The Whales of August (1987), with Betty Davis. The American Film Institute 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.

Fun Facts:

She was thrilled to be invited to the White House by President Warren G. Harding, following the premiere of Orphans of the Storm (1921), and met with Benito Mussolini, who she met while filming Romola (1924) in Italy.

Sister of Dorothy Gish.

Lillian Gish, never married.


  1. Dawn, these are beautiful photos of Lillian Gish. My favorites of all her films are Way Down East, Orphans of the Storm, and The Wind. Wow! Her film career spanned 75 years.

  2. Silent,I find it amazing that I was caught up in the film, Orphans of the Storm (1921), a black and white film with no sound.

  3. very cool
    i used it


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