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Trivia Quiz - Lillian Gish: Silent Film Star
My favorite Lillian Gish quote: [after failing to receive a best actress nomination for "The Whales of August" (1987)] "Oh, well. At least I won't have to lose to Cher."
February 27, 2011
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1. What state did Lillian Gish call home?
2. Lillian Gish starred with her sister in several films particulary in the early part of her career. What was her sister's name?
3. For her role in which film did Lillian Gish earn her first credited role?
A. In the Aisles of the Wild
B. Two Daughters of Eve
C. An Unseen Enemy
D. The Burglar's Dilemma
4. Ms. Lillian Gish starred in several of American film pioneering director D.W. Griffith's films. Which of the following was not one of them?
A. The Birth of a Nation (1915)
B. Intolerance (1916)
C. Broken Blossoms (1919)
D. One Exciting Night (1922)
5. What was Lillian Gish's first sound film?
A. His Double Life
B. One Romantic Night (aka The Swan)
C. Commandos Strike at Dawn
D. The Wind
6. Which of the following actors was not one of Lillian Gish's co-stars in her final film, "The Whales of August" (1987)?
A. Katharine Hepburn
B. Bette Davis
C. Ann Southern
D. Vincent Price
7. Ms. Lillian Gish's film career was one of the longest in show business history. How many years did it run?
A. 40 years
B. 50 years
C. 60 years
D. 75 years
8. Lillian Gish lived a very long life. How old was she when she passed away in 1993?
9. Lillian Gish never married, had no children and had no living heirs at the time of her death in 1993. To what fellow actress did she leave her multi-million dollar fortune?
A. Marlene Dietrich
B. Bette Davis
C. Katharine Hepburn
D. Helen Hayes
10. Which of the following awards was never bestowed upon Ms. Lillian Gish?
A. AFI Life Achievement Award
B. Presidential Freedom Award
C. Kennedy Center Honors
D. Honorary Academy Award
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