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David W. Griffith

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Biography

D. W. Griffith in 1922

Source: Wikipedia

David Llewelyn Wark "D. W." Griffith (January 22, 1875 – July 23, 1948) was an American film director, mostly remembered as the director of the 1915 film The Birth of a Nation and the subsequent film Intolerance (1916). He is closely associated with his frequent leading lady, Lillian Gish.

Fact file

  • Born: David Llewelyn Wark Griffith January 22, 1875 LaGrange, Kentucky, United States
  • Died: July 23, 1948 (aged 73) Hollywood, California, United States
  • Occupation: Film director, film producer
  • Years active: 1908–1931
  • Spouse(s): Linda Arvidson (1906–1936) Evelyn Baldwin (1936–1947)

Read more about David W. Griffith at Wikipedia or at the Internet Movie Database

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