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Cecil B. DeMille

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Birth Name: Cecil B. DeMille
Born: 08/12/1881
Birth Place: Ashfield, Massachusetts, USA
Death Place: Hollywood, California, USA
Died: 01/21/1959

Born on Aug. 12, 1881 in Ashfield, MA, DeMille was raised in Washington, NC by his father, Henry, a former playwright-turned-dramatist, and his mother, Beatrice, who also shared a love of the theater. When DeMille was 11, his father died suddenly after developing typhoid fever, leaving his mother to raise three children on her own. Ever resourceful, Beatrice used her home to open an acting workshop, the Henry C. DeMille School for Girls, and later became a successful Broadway promoter. Surrounded by the theater and the arts from birth, it was only natural for DeMille to follow in his parents footsteps. After graduating from Pennsylvania Military College at 15 years old, he studied acting at ... Continue Bio >>


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