Lillian Gish – A Pictorial


“I can’t remember a time when I wasn’t acting, so I can’t imagine what I would do if I stopped now.” ~ Lillian Gish


Lillian Gish

“I think the things that are necessary in my profession are these: Taste, Talent and Tenacity. I think I have had a little of all three.” ~ Lillian Gish


Lillian Gish in “La Boheme” (1926)

“Fans always write asking why I didn’t smile more in films. I smiled in `Annie Laurie`, but I can’t recall that it helped much.” ~ Lillian Gish


Lillian Gish in “Annie Laurie” (1927)

“I never approved of talkies. Silent movies were well on their way to developing an entirely new art form. It was not just pantomine, but something wonderfully expressive.” ~ Lillian Gish


Lillian Gish in “The Birth of a Nation” (1915)

“Lionel Barrymore first played my grandfather, later my father, and finally, he played my husband. If he’d lived, I’m sure I’d have played his mother. That’s the way it is in Hollywood. The men get younger and the women get older.” ~ Lillian Gish


Lillian Gish

“I’ve never been in style, so I can’t go out of style.” ~ Lillian Gish


Lillian Gish

“What you get is a living, what you give is a life.” ~ Lillian Gish


Lillian Gish

“A happy life is one spent in learning, earning, and yearning.” ~ Lillian Gish


Lillian Gish

“You can get through life with bad manners, but it’s easier with good manners.” ~ Lillian Gish


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3 Responses to “Lillian Gish – A Pictorial”

  1. […] Dorothy Gish and Lillian Gish were American stage, screen, and television […]

  2. […] and produced by Victor Sjöström Written by Nathaniel Hawthorne and Frances Marion Starring Lillian Gish, Lars Hanson, Henry B. Walthall, Karl Dane, William H. […]

  3. […] Gish was born on March 11, 1898 in Massillon, Ohio. She is the younger sister of Lillian Gish. Dorothy Gish’s mother, Mary Gish, went into acting to support the family when the […]

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