~Lillian Gish~

Born: October 14, 1893 in Springfield, Ohio, USA
Died: February 27, 1993 in New York City, New York, USA
~Silent Filmography~

The Wind (1928) .... Letty
The Enemy (1927) .... Pauli Arndt
Annie Laurie (1927) .... Annie Laurie
The Scarlet Letter (1926) .... Hester Prynne
La boheme (1926) .... Mimi
Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ (1925) (uncredited) .... Crowd extra in chariot race
... aka Ben-Hur (USA: short title)
Romola (1925) .... Romola
The White Sister (1923) .... Angela Chiaromonte
Screen Snapshots, Series 3, No. 17 (Documentary short) (1923) ... Herself
From Farm to Fame (Short) (1922) Herself
Orphans of the Storm (1921) .... Henriette Girard
Screen Snapshots, Series 1, No. 20 (Documentary short) (1921) ... Herself
Way Down East (1920) .... Anna Moore

The Greatest Question (1919) .... Nellie Jarvis
... aka Idol Dancer (USA)
... aka Love Flower (USA)
True Heart Susie (1919) .... True Heart Susie
Broken Blossoms or The Yellow Man and the Girl (1919) (as Miss Lillian Gish) .... Lucy Burrows
... aka Broken Blossoms (USA: short title)
... aka Scarlet Blossoms
... aka The Chink and the Child
A Romance of Happy Valley (1919) .... Jennie Timberlake
The Greatest Thing in Life (1918) .... Jeannette Peret
The Great Love (1918) .... Susie Broadplains
Lillian Gish in a Liberty Loan Appeal (Short) (1918) ... Herself
Hearts of the World (1918) (uncredited) .... The Girl, Marie Stephenson
Souls Triumphant (1917) .... Lillian Vale
The House Built Upon Sand (1916) .... Evelyn Dare
The Children Pay (1916) .... Millicent
Diane of the Follies (1916) .... Diane
... aka Diana of the Follys
Intolerance: Love's Struggle Throughout the Ages (1916) .... The Woman Who Rocks the Cradle/The
Eternal Mother
... aka Intolerance (USA: short title)
... aka Intolerance: A Sun-Play of the Ages (USA: copyright title)
An Innocent Magdalene (1916) .... Dorothy Raleigh
... aka The Scarlet Woman
Sold for Marriage (1916) .... Marfa
... aka Marfa of Russia
Daphne and the Pirate (1916) .... Daphne La Tour
Pathways of Life (1916)
The Lily and the Rose (1915) .... Mary Randolph
... aka The Tiger Girl (USA: reissue title)
Captain Macklin (1915) .... Beatrice
Enoch Arden (1915) .... Annie Lee
... aka As Fate Ordained
... aka The Fatal Marriage
The Lost House (1915) .... Dosia Dale
The Birth of a Nation (1915) .... Elsie Stoneman
... aka In the Clutches of the Ku Klux Klan (USA: cut version)
... aka The Birth of the Nation; Or The Clansman (second copyright title)
... aka The Clansman (USA: Los Angeles title)
The Sisters (1914/I) .... May
The Folly of Anne (1914)
The Tear That Burned (1914)
Man's Enemy (1914)
The Angel of Contention (1914)
The Rebellion of Kitty Belle (1914) .... Kitty Bell
Lord Chumley (1914) .... Eleanor Butterworth
Home, Sweet Home (1914/I) .... Payne's Sweetheart
The Quicksands (1914/I)
The Battle of the Sexes (1914) .... Jane Andrews, the daughter
The Hunchback (1914/I) .... A Young Orphan
Judith of Bethulia (1914) .... The young mother
... aka Her Condoned Sin (International: English title: reissue title)
The Green-Eyed Devil (1914)
A Duel for Love (1914)
The Conscience of Hassan Bey (1913)
The Battle at Elderbush Gulch (1913) .... Melissa Harlow
... aka The Battle of Elderbush Gulch
Madonna of the Storm (1913) .... The Mother
So Runs the Way (1913) .... The Young Woman
A Modest Hero (1913) .... The Wife
A Woman in the Ultimate (1913) .... Verda
An Indian's Loyalty (1913) .... The Ranchero's Daughter
During the Round-Up (1913) .... The Ranchero's Daughter
The Mothering Heart (1913) .... The Young Wife
A Timely Interception (1913) .... The Farmer's Daughter
Just Gold (1913) .... The Sweetheart
The House of Darkness (1913) .... Nurse Playing Piano
The Lady and the Mouse (1913) .... The Young Woman
The Left-Handed Man (1913) .... The Old Soldier's Daughter
A Misunderstood Boy (1913) .... The Daughter
The Unwelcome Guest (1913) .... At Auction
... aka An Unwelcome Guest (USA: alternative title)
Oil and Water (1913) .... In First Audience
A Cry for Help (1912) .... The Maid
The Burglar's Dilemma (1912) .... Birthday Wellwisher
The New York Hat (1912) .... Customer in Shop/Outside Church
Brutality (1912) .... At Theatre
The Informer (1912)
My Baby (1912)
Gold and Glitter (1912) .... The Young Woman
The Musketeers of Pig Alley (1912) .... The Little Lady
The Painted Lady (1912) .... Belle at Ice Cream Festival
The One She Loved (1912)
In the Aisles of the Wild (1912) .... The Younger Daughter
So Near, Yet So Far (1912) .... A Friend
Two Daughters of Eve (1912) .... Theater crowd extra
An Unseen Enemy (1912) .... The Sister (older)


Silver Glory (TV Movie) (1951)

Remodeling Her Husband (scenario - as Dorothy Elizabeth Carter) / (story - as Dorothy Elizabeth
Carter) (1920)

The Greatest Thing in Life (story) (1918)


Remodeling Her Husband (1920)


Silver Glory (TV Movie) (producer) (1951)

~Miscellaneous Crew~

Intolerance: Love's Struggle Throughout the Ages (research assistant - uncredited) (1916)
~D.W. Griffith with Lillian
Gish and Dorothy Gish - date
~Lagrange, Kentucky, May 14,


Three former stars of silent screen and
widow of David Wark Griffith
dedicated memorial today to noted
director who died in 1948. Left to
right: Albert Rogell, President Screen
Directors, Inc., Mary Pickford, Mrs.
Griffith, the widow, Lillian Gish and
Richard Barthelmess.
~Los Angeles Times~
March 1, 1993
Lillian Gish's portrayals of fragile innocence graced the golden age of silent films, extending into an
eight-decade testament to dramatic perpetuity.

Gish was, according to many historians, the silent screen's greatest dramatic actress, and starred in
more D.W. Griffith films than any other performer. Her work for him produced some of the silent
era's most famous moments: the closet scene from "Broken Blossoms," in which she played a 12-year-
old reacting in abject terror to a brutal father's pounding on the other side of the door; or the "smile"
from the same film, in which, to form the only smile her anguished character could manage, she
pushed upward the corners of her mouth with her fingers.

Though she did not at first survive Hollywood's transition from silent to talking films—by her
personal choice, she always said—she later pursued a stage career and had supporting roles in about
12 "talking films," including "Duel in the Sun" (1946), "The Comedians" (1967), "A Wedding" (1978)
and a costarring role opposite Bette Davis in "The Whales of August."

In 1971, Gish received an honorary Oscar "for superlative artistry and distinguished contribution" to
the motion picture industry. In 1984 she was presented the American Film Institute's life
achievement award.

— Penelope McMillan in the Los Angeles Times March 1, 1993
~Additional Photograph~
Naomi Wheat (stage name  Carol King aka Wheaties) Estate
Added October 19, 2012
~Autographed Photo~