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Cecil B. De Mille

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Biography

From The Greatest Show on Earth trailer, 1952

Source: Wikipedia

Cecil Blount DeMille (/dəˈmɪl/; August 12, 1881 – January 21, 1959) was an American filmmaker. Between 1913 and 1956, he made seventy features, both silent and sound films. He is acknowledged as a founding father of the Hollywood film industry, the most commercially successful producer-director in cinema history.

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  • Born: Cecil Blount DeMille August 12, 1881 Ashfield, Massachusetts, U.S.
  • Died: January 21, 1959 (aged 77) Hollywood, California, U.S.
  • Cause of death: Heart ailment
  • Resting place: Hollywood Forever Cemetery
  • Nationality: American
  • Alma mater: Pennsylvania Military College American Academy of Dramatic Arts
  • Occupation: Producer, director, editor, screenwriter, actor
  • Years active: 1913–1959
  • Political party: Republican
  • Religion: Episcopalian
  • Spouse(s): Constance Adams DeMille (m. 1902–59)
  • Children: Cecilia DeMille Katherine DeMille John DeMille Richard de Mille
  • Parent(s): Henry Churchill de Mille Matilda Beatrice DeMille
  • Relatives: William C. deMille (brother) Agnes de Mille (niece)
  • Website: Official website

Read more about Cecil B. De Mille at Wikipedia or at the Internet Movie Database

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Woody Allen Will Receive 2014 Cecil B. De Mille Award at 71st Golden Globes
Playbill Combined , 2013-09-16 17:54:00
The Hollywood Foreign Press Association will honor Woody Allen with the 2014 Cecil B. De Mille Award for his outstanding contributions to the world of entertainment during the 71st Annual Golden Globe Awards Jan. 12, 2014.

Robert De Niro to receive DeMille lifetime honor at Golden Globes
USA Today Movies, 2010-11-10 01:36:28
Robert De Niro will receive the Cecil B. De Mille Award for lifetime achievement at next year's Golden Globe Awards.

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