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Lillian Gish

Lillian Gish

  • Portrait of Jennie (1948) August 29 (ET) - Reminder REMINDER
  • Duel in the Sun (1947) August 29 (ET) - Reminder REMINDER
  • Portrait of Jennie (1948) September 01 (ET) - Reminder REMINDER
  • Comedians, The (1967) September 27 (ET) - Reminder REMINDER
  • Cobweb, The (1955) October 04 (ET) - Reminder REMINDER
  • Portrait of Jennie (1948) October 09 (ET) - Reminder REMINDER
  • Way Down East (1920) November 03 (ET) - Reminder REMINDER
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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 ...
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1902:
Stage acting debut in tour of the play "In Convict Stripes"; billed as Lillian Niles; subsequently replaced in role by Gladys Smith (later known as Mary Pickford)
1903:
NYC stage acting debut in "At Duty's Call"
1912:
With mother and sister, moved to NYC
1912:
Film acting debut, "An Unseen Enemy"; first film with D.W. Griffith; sister Dorothy was also in the cast
1912:
Had featured role in "The Musketeers fo Pig Alley"
1913:
Returned to the NYC stage in "A Good Little Devil", supporting Mary Pickford; directed by David Belasco
1914:
Appeared in Griffith's "Judith of Bethulia"
1915:
Was featured in "The Birth of a Nation"
1915:
Starred in "The Lily and the Rose"
1916:
Reunited with Griffith for small role in "Intolerance"
1916:
Had rare role as a saucy vixen in "Diane of the Follies"
1919:
Headlined "Broken Blossoms", directed by Griffith
1920:
Starred in "Way Down East" under Griffith's direction
1920:
Feature directorial debut, "Remodeling Her Husband"; co-wrote script with sister Dorothy (billed under the pseudonymous Dorothy Elizabeth Carter); Dorothy Gish had lead role
1921:
With sister Dorothy, starred in "Orphans of the Storm"; final film with Griffith
1922:
Had lead role in the melodramatic "The White Sister"
1924:
Signed to contract with MGM; first film with the studio "Romola"
1926:
Played Mimi in the silent screen version of "La Boheme"
1928:
Had one of her most remembered roles as the plucky heroine of "The Wind", directed by Victor Sjostrom
1930:
Returned to Broadway to appear in "Uncle Vanya" alonside Osgood Perkins
1932:
Enjoyed stage triumph as "Camille"
1933:
Last film for nearly a decade, "His Double Life"
1934:
Acted in the Broadway production "Within the Gates", staged by Melvyn Douglas
1936:
Starred in Zoe Akins' adaptation of "The Old Maid"
1936:
Played Ophelia to John Geilgud's "Hamlet" on Broadway
1940:
Agreed to star in a tour of "Life with Father"; performed in Baltimore and Chicago
1942:
Returned to features in "Commandos Strike at Dawn"
1946:
Received only Academy Award nomination for supporting work in "Duel in the Sun", starring Gregory Peck and Jennifer Jones
1947:
Starred opposite Sanford Meisner in the stage play "Crime and Punishment"
1948:
Second film with Jennifer Jones, "Portrait of Jennie"
1949:
TV acting debut in the "Philco Television Playhouse" presentation of "The Late Christopher Bean" (NBC)
1952:
Starred in the CBS presentation "The Autobiography of Grandma Moses"
1953:
Originated role of Carrie Watts in Horton Foote's teleplay "The Trip to Bountiful", aired as a presentation of NBC's "Goodyear Television Playhouse"; directed by Vincent J. Donahue; in November, recreated role in Broadway version, also directed by Donahue
1955:
Played the godfearing, maternal Rachel Cooper in "The Night of the Hunter", directed by Charles Laughton
1956:
Toured with sister Dorothy in "The Chalk Garden"
1957:
Appeared in Berlin in the double bill, "Portrait of a Madonna", a one-act which Tennessee Williams wrote for her and which served as the prototype for Blanche DuBois, and "The Wreck on the 5:25" by Thornton Wilder, co-starring Burgess Meredith
1958:
Directed a stage production of "The Beggar's Opera" in New Orleans
1958:
Had one scene role in "Orders to Kill", directed by Anthony Asquith
1959:
Starred in the John Huston-directed "The Unforgiven"
1959:
Co-starred in the award-winning Broadway production of "All the Way Home"
1961:
Acted in a TV version of "The Spiral Staircase" (NBC)
1963:
Starred as Mrs. Moore in a Chicago stage production of E.M. Forster's novel "A Passage to India"
1965:
Broadway musical debut as the Russian Dowager Empress in "Anya", based on "Anastasia"
1966:
Had featured role in the Disney movie "Follow Me Boys!"
1967:
Acted in "The Comedians" alongside Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor
1968:
Returned to Broadway to co-star in "I Never Sang for My Father"
1970:
Was featured in a Mike Nichols-directed version of Chekhov's "Uncle Vanya", starring George C. Scott and Julie Christie
1975:
Final Broadway performance, "A Musical Jubilee"
1978:
Appeared in Robert Altman's "A Wedding" as the family matriarch who passes away
1984:
Starred in the ill-advised "Hambone and Hillie"
1985:
Last TV role, as Mrs. Loftus in the PBS miniseries "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn"
1986:
Cast as the aged mother of a history professor in "Sweet Liberty"
1987:
Final film appearance as one of a pair of aged sisters in "The Whales of August"

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