Lillian Gish

Born: 14 October 1896, Springfield, Ohio
Died: 27 February 1993, Manhattan

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Highlighted works

  • Intolerance


    Responding to criticisms of racism for his record-breaking The Birth of a Nation, film-making pioneer D.W. Griffith made this epic drama depicting intolerance through the ages.

  • The Night of the Hunter

    The Night of the Hunter

    Actor Charles Laughton’s only film as a director is a complete one-off, a terrifying parable of the corruption of innocence featuring a career-best performance from Robert Mitchum.


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