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Lillian Gish

Actor (14-Oct-1893 — 27-Feb-1993)


Charles Affron. Lilliam Gish: Her Legend and Life. New York: Scribner. 2001. 446pp.

Lillian Gish; with Ann Pinchot. Lillian Gish: The Movies, Mr. Griffith, and Me. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall. 1969.

Lillian Gish; with James Frasher. Dorothy and Lillian Gish. New York: Scribner's. 1973. 312pp.

Stuart Oderman. Lillian Gish: A Life on Stage and Screen. McFarland & Company. 1999. 400pp.

Albert Bigelow Paine. Life and Lillian Gish. New York: Macmillan. 1932. 303pp.

Edward Wagenknecht. Lillian Gish: An Interpretation. Seattle, WA: University of Washington Book Store. 1927. 26pp.


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  1. NNDB [link]

  2. Internet Movie Database [link]

  3. Internet Broadway Database [link]

  4. Wikipedia [link]

  5. The Film Encyclopedia, 5th Edition (p.549)

  6. International Dictionary of 20th Century Biography (p.257)

  7. Chambers Biographical Dictionary, 5th Edition (p.593)

  8. Webster's American Biographies (p.401)

  9. Cassell Companion to Cinema (p.235)

  10. Quinlan's Illustrated Registry of Film Stars (p.187)

  11. Chambers Film and TV Handbook (p.129)

  12. The Encyclopedia of Film (p.220)

  13. Celebrity Register 3rd Issue (p.195)

  14. Celebrity Register 4th Issue (p.189)

  15. Celebrity Register 5th Issue (p.214)

  16. The Encyclopedia of Hollywood (p.173)

  17. The New Biographical Dictionary of Film (pp.338-40)

  18. Cambridge Dictionary of American Biography (p.275)

  19. International Dictionary of Women's Biography (p.194)

  20. Hutchinson Paperback Dictionary of Biography (p.204)

  21. St. James Encyclopedia of Popular Culture (vol.2, p.244)

  22. Northeastern Dictionary of Women's Biography (p.226)

  23. The World Almanac Biographical Dictionary (p.288)

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