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Lillian Gish

Lillian Diana Gish was born on October 14, 1893 in Springfield, Ohio. Her father James Lee Gish was an alcoholic who caroused around, was rarely at home and left the family to more or less to fend for themselves. To help make ends meet, Lillian, her sister Dorothy Gish and their mother Mary Gish a.k.a. Mary Robinson McConnell tried their hand at ...

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Oct 14, 1893 In Springfield, Ohio, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie The Movie Album
Latest Project:
Movie Bienvenue à Cannes 2018-02-07

Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 9 wins & 2 nominations.

Known For
Poster of The Whales of August
Poster of The Night of the Hunter
Poster of Duel in the Sun
Poster of Way Down East
Movie Broken Blossoms Unknown 2019
Series The Ford Theatre Hour Unknown 2019
Movie Lillian Gish Herself 2019
Movie Sparrow Widow 2019
Movie Bienvenue à Cannes Herself 2018-02-07
Movie Pathways of Life None 2018-02-06
Movie Orphans of the Storm Henriette Girard 2018-02-07
Movie Blue Skies Beyond the Looking Glass None 2018-02-07
Movie Joan Didion: The Center Will Not Hold Unknown 2017-10-27
Movie Et la femme créa Hollywood None 2016-05-16
Movie Reel Herstory: The Real Story of Reel Women Herself - Interviewee 2014-09-26
Movie And the Oscar Goes To... Unknown 2014-03-01
Movie Night Hunter None 2011-04-01
Movie These Amazing Shadows Unknown 2011-01-22
Movie Never Apologize Herself 2008-09-05
Movie Mary Pickford: The Muse of the Movies Herself 2008-08-29
Series VM Show Vol. 2 Unknown 2005
Movie Star Power: The Creation of United Artists Lucy - The Girl 2002-08-11
Movie Hometown Legend Unknown 2002-01-25
Movie The Making of 'The Birth of a Nation' Herself / Elsie Stoneman 1998-11-17
Movie Classified X Unknown 1998
Movie A Personal Journey with Martin Scorsese Through American Movies Unknown 1995-05-21
Movie The First 100 Years: A Celebration of American Movies Unknown 1995-06-05
Movie Citizen Langlois Herself 1995-02-20
Movie The 66th Annual Academy Awards Unknown 1994-03-21
Movie The Silent Feminists: America's First Women Directors Unknown 1993
Movie Hollywood Mavericks Unknown 1990-09-07
Series Moving Pictures Unknown 1990-03-10
Movie AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Jack Lemmon Herself 1988-09-18
Movie The Whales of August Sarah Webber 1987-08-19
Movie Happy 100th Birthday, Hollywood Unknown 1987-05-18
Series American Masters Unknown 1986-06-23
Movie Sweet Liberty Cecelia Burgess 1986-05-16
Movie Greta Garbo: The Temptress and the Clown Herself 1986-02-06
Movie All-Star Party for 'Dutch' Reagan Unknown 1985-12-08
Movie Night of 100 Stars II Unknown 1985-03-10
Movie In Concert at the Met Herself - Host 1984-05-16
Movie AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Lillian Gish Herself - Guest of Honor 1984-04-17
Movie Hambone and Hillie Hillie Radcliffe 1983-04-24
Movie Hobson's Choice Miss Molly Winkle 1983-12-21
Movie The Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts Herself - Honoree 1982-12-25
Movie The 36th Annual Tony Awards Unknown 1982-06-06
Movie Night of 100 Stars Unknown 1982-03-08
Series American Playhouse Unknown 1982-01-12
Series CBS Early Morning News Unknown 1982
Movie A Gift of Music Herself 1981-09-02
Movie Thin Ice Grandmother 1981-02-17
Movie The 53rd Annual Academy Awards Unknown 1981-03-31
Series Hollywood Unknown 1980
Movie The Seven Liveliest ... but who's counting Herself 1979-02-24
Movie AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Henry Fonda Herself 1978-03-15
Movie A Wedding Unknown 1978-11-22
Movie Hollywood's Diamond Jubilee Unknown 1978-11-11
Movie The Fim Society of Lincoln Center Tribute to George Cukor Herself 1978-05-14
Series Over Easy Unknown 1978
Movie The Stars Salute America's Greatest Movies Herself - Presenter 1977-11-21
Series Hollywood Greats Unknown 1977-08-04
Series The Love Boat Unknown 1977-05-05
Movie Twin Detectives Unknown 1976
Series The Dick Cavett Show Unknown 1975-08-16
Movie Black Shadows on the Silver Screen Unknown 1975-02-08
Movie The Moving Picture Boys in the Great War Herself 1975-02-08
Movie D.W. Griffith Unknown 1975
Series Arena Unknown 1975-10-01
Series Dinah! Unknown 1974-10-21
Movie The 1974 Annual Entertainment Hall of Fame Awards Herself 1974-05-23
Movie Day for Night Unknown 1973-09-07
Series Tomorrow Coast to Coast Unknown 1973-10-15
Movie Letter to Jane: An Investigation About a Still Herself 1972-10-10
Series Film 2017 Unknown 1971-11-16
Movie The 43rd Annual Academy Awards Unknown 1971-04-15
Series The Silent Years Unknown 1971
Movie Langlois Herself 1970-02-07
Movie Arsenic and Old Lace Martha Brewster 1969-04-02
Series The David Frost Show Unknown 1969-07-07
Series The Dick Cavett Show Unknown 1968-03-04
Movie Warning Shot Unknown 1967
Movie Lionpower from MGM Unknown 1967
Series The Joey Bishop Show Unknown 1967-04-17
Movie The Comedians in Africa Herself 1967-09-01
Movie The Comedians Unknown 1967
Series The Carol Burnett Show Unknown 1967-09-11
Movie Hallelujah the Hills Unknown 1966-09-15
Movie The Great Director Herself 1966-10-27
Movie Follow Me, Boys! Unknown 1966
Movie The Love Goddesses Unknown 1965-03-03
Series The Merv Griffin Show Unknown 1965
Series Mr. Novak Unknown 1964
Movie Hollywood: The Golden Years Unknown 1964-03-22
Movie Mrs. Winchester's House Narrator 1963-02-08
Series Breaking Point Unknown 1963
Series Theatre '62 Unknown 1962
Series The Alfred Hitchcock Hour Unknown 1962-09-20
Movie The Great Chase None 1962-12-20
Series Howard K. Smith Unknown 1962-02-14
Series The Defenders Unknown 1961-09-16
Movie The 15th Annual Tony Awards Herself - Accepting Award for Colleen Dewhurst 1961-04-16
Movie Movies Golden Age Romola 1961-04-03
Series The DuPont Show of the Week Unknown 1961-09-17
Movie The Legend of Rudolph Valentino Herself 1961-05-24
Movie The Spiral Staircase Mrs. Warren 1961-10-04
Series The Mike Douglas Show Unknown 1961-12-11
Movie The Unforgiven Unknown 1960
Series Play of the Week Unknown 1959-10-12
Series Project XX Unknown 1959
Movie Orders to Kill Unknown 1958
Movie The 11th Annual Tony Awards Herself - Presenter 1957
Series Playwrights '56 Unknown 1956
Movie 1955 Motion Picture Theatre Celebration Unknown 1955
Series This Is Your Life Unknown 1955-07-29
Movie The Cobweb Victoria Inch 1955-06-07
Movie The Night of the Hunter Rachel Cooper 1955-11-24
Movie Film Fun Herself 1955-08-19
Series Ford Star Jubilee Unknown 1955
Series The Alcoa Hour Unknown 1955-10-16
Series Campbell Summer Soundstage Unknown 1954
Series Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color Unknown 1954-10-27
Movie Christmas Festival Hour of Music None 1953-12-25
Series Person to Person Unknown 1953-10-02
Movie The Trip to Bountiful Carrie Watts 1953-03-01
Series Celanese Theatre Unknown 1952
Movie Silver Glory Unknown 1951
Series Schlitz Playhouse Unknown 1951-10-05
Series Wonderful Town, U.S.A. Unknown 1951
Series Robert Montgomery Presents Unknown 1950-01-30
Movie Portrait of Jennie Mother Mary of Mercy 1949-04-22
Series The Ed Sullivan Show Unknown 1948-06-20
Series The Philco-Goodyear Television Playhouse Unknown 1948-10-03
Movie Duel in the Sun Laura Belle McCanles 1947-09-12
Series Kraft Theatre Unknown 1947-05-07
Series Flicker Flashbacks No. 2, Series 5 Unknown 1947
Movie Miss Susie Slagle's Miss Susie Slagle 1946-03-08
Movie Top Man Beth Warren 1943-09-17
Movie Commandos Strike at Dawn Mrs. Bergesen 1942-12-30
Series Screen Snapshots Series 18, No. 12 Unknown 1939
Movie The Movies March On Elsie - Stoneman's Daughter 1939-07-07
Movie Fashions in Love None 1936-07-24
Movie His Double Life Alice Chalice 1934-01-12
Movie The Movie Album Unknown 1932
Movie One Romantic Night Princess Alexandra 1930-05-03
Movie The Wind Letty 1928-11-23
Movie The Enemy Pauli Arndt 1927-12-08
Movie Annie Laurie Unknown 1927
Movie The Scarlet Letter Hester Prynne 1927-01-08
Movie Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ Unknown 1927-10-08
Movie La Bohème Mimi 1926-03-13
Movie Romola Romola 1925-09-04
Movie The White Sister Angela Chiaromonte 1923-09-05
Series Screen Snapshots, Series 3, No. 17 Unknown 1923
Movie From Farm to Fame Herself 1922-10-01
Series Screen Snapshots, Series 1, No. 20 Unknown 1921
Movie Remodeling Her Husband Unknown 1920-06-13
Movie Way Down East Anna Moore 1920-09-03
Movie A Romance of Happy Valley Jennie Timberlake 1919-01-26
Movie True Heart Susie True Heart Susie 1919-06-01
Movie The Greatest Question Nellie Jarvis 1919-12-28
Movie The Great Love Unknown 1918
Movie Hearts of the World The Girl - Marie Stephenson 1918-06-01
Movie Intolerance: Love's Struggle Throughout the Ages The Woman Who Rocks the Cradle / Eternal Mother 1918-02-24
Movie Lillian Gish in a Liberty Loan Appeal Herself 1918-10-01
Movie The Greatest Thing in Life Jeannette Peret 1918-12-22
Movie Souls Triumphant Lillian Vale 1917-05-20
Movie Diane of the Follies Diane 1916-09-24
Movie Sold for Marriage Marfa 1916-04-16
Movie Daphne and the Pirate Unknown 1916
Movie An Innocent Magdalene Dorothy Raleigh 1916-06-18
Movie The House Built Upon Sand Evelyn Dare 1916-12-31
Movie The Children Pay Millicent 1916-11-26
Movie The Lost House Unknown 1915
Movie Enoch Arden Annie Lee 1915-04-08
Movie The Birth of a Nation Elsie - Stoneman's Daughter 1915-03-21
Movie His Lesson Unknown 1915-01-05
Movie The Lily and the Rose Mary Randolph 1915-11-07
Movie Captain Macklin Unknown 1915
Movie The Sisters May 1914-11-29
Movie A Duel for Love Unknown 1914
Movie The Tear That Burned Unknown 1914
Movie Home, Sweet Home Unknown 1914
Movie The Quicksands Unknown 1914
Movie Man's Enemy Grace Lisle 1914-08-01
Movie The Folly of Anne Anne 1914-11-14
Movie The Hunchback The Orphan - as an Adult 1914-04-12
Movie Judith of Bethulia The Young Mother 1914-03-08
Movie The Angel of Contention Nettie - the Angel 1914-07-05
Movie The Battle of the Sexes Jane Andrews, the daughter 1914-04-12
Movie The Green-Eyed Devil Mary Miller 1914-02-28
Movie The Rebellion of Kitty Belle Kitty Belle 1914-06-14
Movie Lord Chumley Eleanor Butterworth 1914-06-14
Movie The Unwelcome Guest Unknown 1913-03-15
Movie Just Gold The Sweetheart 1913-05-24
Movie The House of Darkness The Nurse 1913-05-10
Movie Oil and Water Unknown 1913
Movie The Left-Handed Man The Old Soldier's Daughter 1913-04-21
Movie A Timely Interception The Farmer's Daughter 1913-06-07
Movie The Little Tease Girl in bandanna 1913-04-12
Movie A Misunderstood Boy The Daughter 1913-04-19
Movie The Lady and the Mouse The First Sister Woman 1913-04-26
Movie A Woman in the Ultimate Verda 1913-09-04
Movie The Battle of Elderbush Gulch Melissa Harlow 1913-12-01
Movie The Conscience of Hassan Bey The Rugmaker's Daughter 1913-12-20
Movie A Modest Hero The Wife 1913-09-08
Movie Madonna of the Storm The Mother 1913-10-25
Movie So Runs the Way Fred's Wife 1913-10-11
Movie An Indian's Loyalty The Ranchero's Daughter 1913-08-16
Movie The Mothering Heart The Young Wife 1913-06-21
Movie During the Round-Up The Ranchero's Daughter 1913-07-19
Movie The Burglar's Dilemma Birthday Wellwisher 1912-12-16
Movie A Cry for Help Unknown 1912
Movie The One She Loved None 1912-10-21
Movie The Painted Lady Unknown 1912-10-24
Movie In the Aisles of the Wild The Younger Daughter 1912-10-14
Movie So Near, Yet So Far A Friend 1912-09-30
Movie Two Daughters of Eve In Theatre Crowd 1912-09-19
Movie The Musketeers of Pig Alley The Little Lady 1912-10-31
Movie The Informer Unknown 1912
Movie Brutality At Theatre 1912-12-02
Movie My Baby None 1912-11-14
Movie Gold and Glitter The Young Woman 1912-11-11
Movie An Unseen Enemy Unknown 1912
Movie The New York Hat Customer in Shop / Outside Church 1912-12-05