Lillian Gish
(10/14/1893 - 02/27/1993)

Born Lillian Diana Gish

Lillian Gish was born on October 14, 1893 in Springfield, Ohio. Her father James Lee Gish was an alcoholic who 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 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. In 1912 she met famed director D.W. Griffith. Impressed with what he saw, he immediately cast her in what was to be her first film, An Unseen Enemy (1912). She would make 12 films for Griffith in 1912. The Beginning of a long career.

Height: 5' 5½" (1.66 m)

Available Films

The Birth of a Nation (1915)

Sold For Marriage (1916)

True Heart Susie (1919)

The Greatest Question (1919)

Way Down East (1920)

Romola (1924)

The White Sister (1923)