Dorothy Gish


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Biography:
Birth Name: Dorothy Gish
Born: 03/11/1898
Birth Place: Dayton, Ohio, USA
Death Place: Italy
Died: 06/04/1968

Born on March 11, 1898 in Dayton, OH, Gish was raised by her father, James, a traveling salesman and her mother, Mary, a former actor and department store clerk. Before she ever really knew him, her alcoholic father abandoned the family and later died in 1912. Because her mother acted to support the family, Gish and her older sister Lillian were introduced to the stage and modeling at an early age. Also in 1912, childhood friend Mary Pickford introduced both sisters to D.W. Griffith, who was directing films for Biograph Studios. Both sisters debuted in Griffith's "An Unseen Enemy" (1912) and Gish went on to make a number of pictures as one of Biograph's leading comic ingénues alongside Lill... Continue Bio >>

Popular Television:
1955 Philco TV Playhouse
1955 Alcoa Hour
1948 Philco Television Playhouse
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