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Overview for Lillian Gish
Lillian Gish

Lillian Gish


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Also Known As: Died: February 27, 1993
Born: October 14, 1893 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Springfield, Ohio, USA Profession: Cast ...


companion: Virginia Nell Becker. Born in 1895; met when Gish lived in Massillon, Ohio; were lifelong friends; in a 1932 biography of Gish, writer Albert Bigelow Paine referred to an "instant attraction" and noted that "whatever romantic love she [Lillian Gish] had, she gave to Nell".
companion: Charles Duell. Producer. Began relationship in 1923 while he was still married; reportedly became engaged; went into business together briefly; relationship unraveled in 1924; in 1925, he sued her for breach of contract, but she won; Duell's wife sued Gish for alienation of affections but suit seems to have been dropped; in 1927, Duell once again sued Gish and MGM; he again sued her in 1930 and 1932.
companion: George Jean Nathan. Critic. Born in 1882; was having simultaneous relationships with Gish and singer-dancer-actress Adele Astaire in 1924; separated c. 1936.

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