Happy Birthday: Lillian Gish (1893–1993)

Festival Reviews

lilliangish.jpgLillian Gish (1893–1993)

Born: October 14, 1893 in Springfield, Ohio, USA
Died: February 27, 1993 (age 99) in New York City, New York, USA

Lionel Barrymore first played my grandfather, later my father, and finally, he played my husband. If he’d lived, I’m sure I would have played his mother. That’s the way it is in Hollywood. The men get younger and the women get older.

[Receiving an honorary Academy Award in 1971] Oh, all the charming ghosts I feel around me who should share this! It was our privilege for a little while to serve that beautiful thing, the film, and we never doubted for a moment that it was the most powerful thing, the mind and heartbeat of our technical century.

THE SCARLET LETTER
1926
dir. Victor Seastrom (Sjostrom)
Starring:
Lillian Gish
Lars Hanson
WAY DOWN EASTWAY DOWN EAST
1920
dir. D.W. Griffith
Starring
Lillian Gish
Richard Barthlemess
THE WINDTHE WIND

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