Lillian Gish was a stage, screen and television actress whose film acting
career spanned 75 years, from 1912 to 1987. The American Film Institute
(AFI) named Gish 17th among the greatest female stars of all time. She was
awarded an Honorary Academy Award in 1971, and received an AFI Life
Achievement Award in 1984.
This 1911 silent film was the first movie to be made starring the
actresses Lillian Gish and her sister Dorothy Gish. The one-
reel film was shot in Fort Lee, New Jersey where the first
studios of Americas motion picture industry were based at
the beginning of the 20th century.