LILLIAN GISH (1893-1993) American stage, screen, and television actress, whose career spanned 75 years. She was immensely popular in silent films. Her final film, "The Whales of August", was made in 1987 when Gish was 93. Gish always listed the year of her birth as 1896. It wasn't until after her death that the true year of her birth (1893) was revealed.

Lillian Diana Gish (October 1893 – February was an American stage, screen and television actress whose film acting career spanned 75 years, from 1912 to She was called "The First Lady of American Cinema". Erika makeup look

Lillian Gish, Early 1920s

Lillian Gish, Early 1920s

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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.