with her almost one hundred years of life (1893-1993), contributed immensely to the creative industries, acting in the silent films, working on stage, directing and writing for American cinema. Lillian Gish’s career commenced in 1912 with a short silent film, and she worked tirelessly up until 1987. Many of the prevailing and fundamental film performing techniques are attributed to Lillian Gish, and she is considered a pioneer of screen acting by numerous historians.
know, when I first went into the movies Lionel Barrymore played my
grandfather. Later he played my father and finally he played my husband.
If he had 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.’-
If life gets too scary, think of the beautiful things in life. There is always something beautiful that life has to offer. Don’t hold life to hard, for it will break. Hold life gently and it will hold you. Beauty comes from all around, in every different kind of form. You just have to see the beauty that life has to offer. — Lillian Gish