Dead Celebz #2 starring Lillian Gish

Gish Nasty XOX

LILLIAN GISH
B93-D93
Born in OH
Queen of Silence
Seldom smiled
Suffering eyes

Daughter of the American Revolution
Her father disappeared
Her mother was an actress
Her young sister always feared
Lill would die at any moment
Becuz the good die young

They’d sell popcorn at the old Majestic
next door to their mother’s Candy Kitchen
Word came of her father in OK
She went and cared for him until he died

The Majestic burned down
Mother moved them to NYC
next door to little Mary Pickford
Lill danced with Bernardt when she was 12
She was Griffith’s angel
Garbo was her apprentice
“The Birth of a Nation”
“Intolerance”

“Those little virgins,
after five minutes you got sick of playing them”
She could outshoot Huston and Lancaster
Outlaw Jennings, the one who taught her
To Gielgud’s Hamlet, she was “lewd Ophelia”
She cared for the Griffiths as they died
She was there, bedside.

“I never approved of talkies…
Silents were so much more expressive!”
75 years in showbiz.
No Man. No kids.
The last words of her long career were,
“Good night, dear.”

Didn’t get the nomination
“At least I never lost to Cher.”

She Nasty XOX

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