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Lillian Gish

1893 - 1993

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Lillian Diana Gish (October 14, 1893 – February 27, 1993) was an American actress, director, and screenwriter. Her film-acting career spanned 75 years, from 1912, in silent film shorts, to 1987. Gish was called the "First Lady of American Cinema", and is credited with pioneering fundamental film performance techniques. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Lillian Gish has received more than 2,868,398 page views. Her biography is available in 75 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 70 in 2019). Lillian Gish is the 443rd most popular actor (up from 488th in 2019), the 845th most popular biography from United States (up from 918th in 2019) and the 228th most popular American Actor.

Lillian Gish is most famous for her role in the 1915 silent film "The Birth of a Nation."

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Among actors, Lillian Gish ranks 443 out of 9,996Before her are James Earl Jones, Maria Schell, Javier Bardem, Brian Dennehy, Larry Hagman, and Mickey Rooney. After her are Jayne Mansfield, Stéphane Audran, Danielle Darrieux, Juliette Binoche, Alan Arkin, and Bill Bixby.

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Among people born in 1893, Lillian Gish ranks 30Before her are Edward Adelbert Doisy, Harold Urey, Omar Bradley, Chaim Soutine, Fritz Perls, and Juana Bormann. After her are Leslie Howard, Mae West, Jomo Kenyatta, Prajadhipok, Hans Fallada, and Viktor Shklovsky. Among people deceased in 1993, Lillian Gish ranks 24Before her are Brandon Lee, Polykarp Kusch, Bobby Moore, W. Edwards Deming, Dizzy Gillespie, and Kōbō Abe. After her are Bill Bixby, Wolfgang Paul, Albert Sabin, Joseph L. Mankiewicz, Cantinflas, and Robert W. Holley.

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Among people born in United States, Lillian Gish ranks 845 out of 18,182Before her are Joe DiMaggio (1914), Brian Dennehy (1938), John Franklin Enders (1897), Larry Hagman (1931), George Minot (1885), and Mickey Rooney (1920). After her are Ritchie Valens (1941), Jayne Mansfield (1933), Norman Foster Ramsey Jr. (1915), Britney Spears (1981), Mary Higgins Clark (1927), and James Hetfield (1963).

Among ACTORS In United States

Among actors born in United States, Lillian Gish ranks 228Before her are Ed O'Neill (1946), James Cromwell (1940), James Earl Jones (1931), Brian Dennehy (1938), Larry Hagman (1931), and Mickey Rooney (1920). After her are Jayne Mansfield (1933), Alan Arkin (1934), Bill Bixby (1934), Jason Robards (1922), John Lithgow (1945), and James Woods (1947).

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