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D. W. Griffith

D. W. GriffithAKA David Llewelyn Wark Griffith

Born: 22-Jan-1875
Birthplace: LaGrange, KY
Died: 21-Jul-1948
Location of death: Hollywood, CA
Cause of death: Cerebral Hemorrhage
Remains: Buried, Mount Tabor Methodist Church Graveyard, Crestwood, KY

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Film Director

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: The Birth of a Nation

Father: Jacob Wark Griffith (colonel in the Confederate Army, d. 1885)
Mother: Mary Perkins Oglesby
Wife: Linda Arvidson Johnson (silent film actress, m. 14-May-1906, div. 2-Mar-1936)
Wife: Evelyn Majorie Baldwin (m. 2-Mar-1936, div. Nov-1947)

    High School: Louisville, KY (dropped out)

    United Artists
    Oscar (honorary) 1936

    FILMOGRAPHY AS DIRECTOR
    The Struggle (10-Dec-1931)
    Abraham Lincoln (25-Aug-1930)
    Lady of the Pavements (1929)
    The Battle of the Sexes (12-Oct-1928)
    Sally of the Sawdust (2-Aug-1925)
    Isn't Life Wonderful (23-Nov-1924)
    America (21-Feb-1924)
    Orphans of the Storm (28-Dec-1921)
    Dream Street (21-Apr-1921)
    Way Down East (3-Sep-1920)
    The Idol Dancer (21-Mar-1920)
    True Heart Susie (1-Jun-1919)
    Broken Blossoms (13-May-1919)
    Hearts of the World (12-Mar-1918)
    Intolerance: Love's Struggle Through the Ages (5-Aug-1916)
    The Birth of a Nation (8-Feb-1915)
    The Avenging Conscience: or, Thou Shalt Not Kill (2-Aug-1914)
    Home Sweet Home (14-May-1914)
    Judith of Bethulia (8-Mar-1914)
    The Battle at Elderbush Gulch (1913)
    An Unseen Enemy (9-Sep-1912)

    FILMOGRAPHY AS ACTOR
    Hearts of the World (12-Mar-1918) · Himself

Appears on postage stamps:
USA, Scott #1555 (10 cents, issued 27-May-1975)


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