11 wins & 3 nominations.
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Mrs. Cooper / Louisa Clarendon
The Woman Who Rocks the Cradle / Eternal Mother
Participant in Mob Scene (uncredited)
The First Brother's Sweetheart
Appeared (as "Grace Fenning" / "Fenny") in "Dear Octopus" on Broadway. Written by Dodie Smith
. Scenic Design by Gladys E. Calthrop. Directed by Glen Byam Shaw
. Broadhurst Theatre: 11 Jan 1939-Feb 1939 (closing date unknown/53 performances). Cast: Alice Belmore
(as "Nanny"), Naomi Campbell (as "Laurel Randolph"), Robert Craven (...
4 Biographical Movies |
6 Print Biographies |
2 Portrayals |
10 Interviews |
41 Articles |
3 Pictorials |
28 Magazine Cover Photos |
Dorothy Elizabeth Carter | Miss Lillian Gish
5' 5½" (1.66 m)
Did You Know?
[upon receiving an honorary Academy Award 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.
In 1999 the American Film Institute ranked her #19 on its list of the 50 Greatest American Female Screen Legends.
The First Lady of American Cinema