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Lillian Gish (Lillian Diana Gish)

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Biography

Springfield, Ohio, USA
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 acting in local productions. Lillian was all of six years old when she first appeared in front of an audience. For the next 13 years, she and Dorothy appeared before stage audiences with great success. Read more...

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Character: Mrs. Bergesen

Commandos Strike at Dawn 1942

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Character: Laura Belle McCanles

Duel in the Sun 1946

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Character: Mother Mary of Mercy

Portrait of Jennie 1948

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Character: Mattilda Zachary

The Unforgiven 1960

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Character: Hetty Seibert

Follow Me, Boys! 1966

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Character: Cecelia Burgess

Sweet Liberty 1986

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Character: Maude Phipps

Mr. Novak 1963

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Character: Nettie Sloan

A Wedding 1978

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Character: Louisa Clarendon

The Defenders 1961

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Character: Bessie Carnby

The Alfred Hitchcock Hour 1962

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Character: Stella Manville

Breaking Point 1963

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Character: Miss Molly Winkle

Hobson's Choice 1983

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