She acted in Noel Coward's play, "The Marquise," at the Cape Playhouse in Dennis, Massachusetts.
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Dorothy Elizabeth Carter | Miss Lillian Gish
5' 4" (1.63 m)
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first played my grandfather, later my father, and finally, he played my husband. If he'd lived, I'm sure I would have played his mother. That's the way it is in Hollywood. The men get younger and the women get older.
After her amicable parting with D.W. Griffith
she joined Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer in 1925, but was unceremoniously dumped when Greta Garbo
emerged as a star. Considered a "sexless antique", she turned to radio and her first love, the theater. Ironically, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer had Garbo on the set of The Scarlet Letter
(1926) every day to watch Gish work as part of her apprenticeship.
Early roles as innocent, virginal characters who are victimized by a cruel world
The First Lady of American Cinema