Lillian Gish

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Lillian Gish
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Lillian Gish, 1921
BornLillian Diana Gish
14 October 1893(1893-10-14)
Springfield, Ohio, U.S.
Dee'd27 Februar 1993(1993-02-27) (aged 99)
New York, New York, U.S.
Cause o daith
Hert failyie
Years active1902–1987
PawrentsMary Robinson McConnell
James Leigh Gish
KinDorothy Gish (sister)

Lillian Diana Gish[1] (October 14, 1893 – Februar 27, 1993) wis an American actress o the screen an stage,[2] as well as a director an writer. Her film actin career spanned 75 years, frae 1912 in silent film shorts tae 1987. Gish wis cried the First Lady o American Cinema, an she is creeditit wi pioneerin fundamental film performin techniques.[3]

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  1. Awtho thare are unsupportit claims that the Gish sisters war born wi the surname "de Guiche", in fact thair surname at birth wis "Gish". Accordin tae Lillian Gish: Her Legend, Her Life (2001), a biografie bi Charles Affron: "The Gish name was initially the source of some mystification. In 1922, at the time of the opening of Orphans of the Storm, Lillian reported that the Gish family was of French origin, descending from the Duke de Guiche ... [S]uch press-agentry falsification was common."
  2. Lillian Gish - North American Theatre Online
  3. "American Film Institute".