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Dorothy Elizabeth Carter | Miss Lillian Gish
5' 4" (1.63 m)
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[Receiving an honorary Oscar in 1971] Oh, all the charming ghosts I feel around me who should share this! It was our privilege for a little while to serve that beautiful thing, the film, and we never doubted for a moment that it was the most powerful thing, the mind and heartbeat of our technical century.
She and Dorothy Gish
both started working for D.W. Griffith
in the early days of 'American Mutoscope & Biograph [us]'. While it's been claimed that Griffith was immediately infatuated with Lillian, in their first film for him, Biograph's An Unseen Enemy
(1912), he thought they were twins. According to Lillian's autobiography, he had to tie different colored hair ribbons on the girls to tell them ...
Early roles as innocent, virginal characters who are victimized by a cruel world