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D.W. Griffith

D.W. Griffith Biography

Director


ABOUT
Silent film director known for his work on the 1915 movie The Birth of a Nation. His later films include Orphans of the Storm and Broken Blossoms.
BEFORE FAME
He was taught by his sister in a one-room schoolhouse.

FAMILY LIFE
He married Linda Arvidson on May 14, 1906. His second marriage, in 1936, was to Evelyn Baldwin.
ASSOCIATED WITH
He often directed movies starring silent film actress Lillian Gish.
TRIVIA
His second film, Intolerance, sought to rectify most of the moral problems posed by his first (The Birth of a Nation).

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