D. W. Griffith

Film director D. W. Griffith Full Name: D. W. Griffith
Nationality:

American

Profession: Film director
Why Famous: The Birth of a Nation, Intolerance

Born: January 22, 1875
Star Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: LaGrange, Kentucky, USA

Died: July 23, 1948 (aged 73)
Cause of Death: Cerebral hemorrhage

Married Life

  • 1906-03-14 Film director D. W. Griffith (31) weds Linda Arvidson (21) at Old North Church in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1936-03-02 Film director D. W. Griffith (61) divorces Linda Arvidson (50) after 30 years of marriage
  • 1937-03-02 Film director D. W. Griffith (61) weds actress Evelyn Baldwin (26)
  • 1947-11-01 Film director D. W. Griffith (72) divorces actress Evelyn Baldwin (37) after 11 years of marriage

Historical Events in the Life of D. W. Griffith

  • 1915-02-08 "The Birth of a Nation" the first 12-reel film in America, directed by D. W. Griffith, starring Lillian Gish and Mae Marsh, opens at Clune's Auditorium in Los Angeles
  • 1916-09-05 "Intolerance", silent film directed by D. W. Griffith, starring Vera Lewis and Ralph Lewis, is released

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