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D. W. Griffith, Pioneer Film Producer, Dies (July 23, 1948) - Lillian Gish
Madera Tribune, Volume 16, Number 12, 23 July 1948 D. W. Griffith, Pioneer Film Producer, Dies Hollywood, July 23—(U.R)—Pioneer Film Director David Wark Griffith, 68, whose “Birth of a Nation” lifted the movie industry out of the nickelodeon stage, died today of a brain hemorrhage. His death at 8:24 a. m. at Temple hospital occurred …