(1890s) Stage: Appeared in "The Mikado". Produced by the Standard Opera Co.
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Cecil B. De Mille | Cecil B. de Mille
5' 10" (1.78 m)
Did You Know?
For the roles of Samson and Delilah
(1949), I selected two players quite deliberately because they embody in a large part of the public mind the essence of maleness and attractive femininity, Victor Mature
and Hedy Lamarr
. That casting was risky. If it turned out that my two leads had nothing to give to the story but the appearance of male strength and female beauty, however superlatively they ...
In another famous story, DeMille was on a movie set one day, about to film an important scene. He was giving a set of complicated instructions to a huge crowd of extras, when he suddenly noticed one female extra talking to another. Enraged, DeMille shouted at the extra, "Will you kindly tell everyone here what you are talking about that is so important?". The extra replied, "I was just saying to ...
Film epics, religious or otherwise.