Lillian Gish, 1920, photographed by James Abbe. Called "The First Lady of American Cinema"...The American Film Institute (AFI) named her 17th among the greatest female stars of all time. She was awarded an Honorary Academy Award in 1971, and in 1984 she received an AFI Life Achievement Award

Lilian Gish, 1920 Lillian Diana Gish was an American stage, screen and television actress, director and writer whose film acting career spanned 75 years, from 1912 to Gish was called The First Lady of American Cinema

Lillian Gish in "Orphans of the Storm" 1921 UA (and later in "Body in the Barn" The Alfred Hitchcock Hour 1964)

Lillian Gish in "Orphans of the Storm" 1921 UA (and later in "Body in the Barn" The Alfred Hitchcock Hour

Lillian Gish ~ Silent movie actress. She had a sort of fragile beauty about her. Innocence personified.

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Lillian Gish great silent movie actress but also famous for some important movies in the golden era..especially in ''Night of the Hunter'' 1955 opposite Robert Mitchum...the movie was co-directed by Charles Laughton and a great success xo

Lillian GISH ***** AFI Top 50 Actresses > Active > Born Lillian Diana Gish 14 Oct 1893 Ohio > Died 27 Feb 1993 (aged New York, heart failure > Spouse / Children: none

Lillian Diana Gish (October 14, 1893 – February 27, 1993[1]) was an American stage, screen and television actress whose film acting career spanned 75 years, from 1912 to 1987. She was called "The First Lady of American Cinema".

LILLIAN GISH American stage, screen, and television actress, whose career spanned 75 years. She was immensely popular in silent films.

Whereas scene stills taken on the set generally differ from portraits, sometimes a photo can work as both, such as this striking example. The well- known photographer, James Abbe, was hired to take both types of photos on Way Down East and this one may well have been by him, while actress Lillian Gish was sensitive to the value of quality photographs and was a willing subject. Most remarkable here is the almost tactile quality, capturing the textures of her beautiful white wedding dress

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Lillian Gish the first lady of silent cinema. She may have looked fragile, but she was a tough lady who acted into her and lived to almost 100 years old.

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