Appeared (as "Ophelia") in "Hamlet" on Broadway. Tragedy (revival). Written by William Shakespeare
. Scenic / Costume Design by Jo Mielziner
. Directed / produced by Guthrie McClintic
. Empire Theatre (moved to The St. James Theatre from Jan 1937 to close): 8 Oct 1936-unknown (132 performances). Cast included: John Gielgud
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Dorothy Elizabeth Carter | Miss Lillian Gish
5' 4" (1.63 m)
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I'm a believing person. I believe in God even though I can't see him. You can't see the air in this room, right? But take it away and you're dead. And I believe there's something for us after we die. The world isn't wasteful.
She was filmed for a scene in Woody Allen
(1983). She scolded legendary director of photography Gordon Willis
on his lighting set-up and, while the crew watched aghast, gave Willis step-by-step instructions on how to relight the scene. Willis complied. The scene did not make it into the final version of the film.
The First Lady of American Cinema