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D.W. Griffith - Lillian Gish
David Wark Griffith was born in rural Kentucky to Jacob “Roaring Jake” Griffith, a former Confederate Army colonel and Civil War veteran. Young Griffith grew up with his father’s romantic war stories and melodramatic nineteenth-century literature that were to eventually mold his black-and-white, inherently racist view of human existence and history. In 1897 Griffith set …