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Cleveland Independent Movie Goers Message Board › Lillian Gish

Lillian Gish

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Following our post-film discussion, I did a bit of research on Lillian Gish. She is a native of our fine state of Ohio, born in 1893. She lived a full century, living until 1993! Her first appearance was in a DW Griffith short in 1912, and her final starring role was opposite Betty Davis (The Whales of August, 1987), at the age of 94, with a much younger fisherman as her love interest: Vincent Price (The House of Wax, The Fly, The Tingler...), who was a mere 76. Robbing the cradle!

Her entire story is fascinating. It can be found at the link below.

PS - As to the specifics of our conversation, it cannot be said that she did no more than rock a cradle because she was already over the hill, having been acting for only 4 years with another 71 years of acting in front of her, nor because she was a complete unknown, having already starred in Birth of a Nation. I understand that in the silent era a role with no lines was perhaps not as problematic as it would be today, but I find it curious that she was cast in a role with no close ups of her face.

wikipedia: Lillian Gish
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