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 2,553,643 page views. Her biography is available in 70 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 68 in 2019). Lillian Gish is the 488th most popular actor (down from 466th in 2019), the 919th most popular biography from United States (up from 945th in 2019) and the 250th 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 488 out of 10,030Before her are Robert Hossein, Cillian Murphy, Harry Dean Stanton, Emma, Lady Hamilton, Jude Law, and Bourvil. After her are Karl Malden, Gerard Butler, Louise Fletcher, Lance Henriksen, Barbara Stanwyck, and Yoshiko Yamaguchi.

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Among people born in 1893, Lillian Gish ranks 33Before her are Prajadhipok, Hans Fallada, Viktor Shklovsky, Palmiro Togliatti, Fritz Perls, and Leslie Howard. After her are Juana Bormann, Jomo Kenyatta, Lili Boulanger, Prince Felix of Bourbon-Parma, Raymond Loewy, and Allen Dulles. Among people deceased in 1993, Lillian Gish ranks 24Before her are W. Edwards Deming, Bill Bixby, Kōbō Abe, André the Giant, Dizzy Gillespie, and Polykarp Kusch. After her are Vincent Price, Wolfgang Paul, Brandon Lee, Cantinflas, Léon Theremin, and Bobby Moore.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Lillian Gish ranks 919 out of 15,968Before her are Melvin Schwartz (1932), Willie Nelson (1933), Steve Martin (1945), Mark David Chapman (1955), Percy Spencer (1894), and James Jones (1921). After her are Karl Malden (1912), Stan Getz (1927), Louise Fletcher (1934), Lance Henriksen (1940), Barbara Stanwyck (1907), and D. W. Griffith (1875).

Among ACTORS In United States

Among actors born in United States, Lillian Gish ranks 250Before her are Richard Dean Anderson (1950), Richard Crenna (1926), Christopher Lambert (1957), Burt Young (1940), Tom Waits (1949), and Harry Dean Stanton (1926). After her are Karl Malden (1912), Louise Fletcher (1934), Lance Henriksen (1940), Barbara Stanwyck (1907), John Lithgow (1945), and Vincent Price (1911).

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