Gish the Lesser, Happy Birthday! Dorothy Gish, Born March 11; 1898-1968

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Popular two-reel actress Dorothy Gish never achieved the status of her older sister Lillian Gish, but, they did a few films together, most notably, Hearts of the World, 1918 and Orphans of the Storm (almost nary, have the heart-strings been pulled at, any better), 1921, also Lillian directed (her only film in the chair) her younger sister in Remodeling Her Husband, 1920. Dorothy made her last silent film in 1927 (Madame Pompadour), effectively, retiring in 1928 (a smattering of television and movie roles over the next 35 years). Here’s to remembering the lesser Gish, none the less a real dish, finding so many of her performances delish!

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By C. S. Williams

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