Charlie Chaplin
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Mary Pickford
(Movies & TV)
Lillian Gish
(Movies & TV)
David O. Selznick
(Movies & TV)

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D. W. Griffith

Knowledge Identifier: +D._W._Griffith


D. W. Griffith

American film directoradd

Category: Movies & TV

Born in 1875.

Countries: United States (56%), California (17%), Kentucky (11%)

Education: undef.

Main connections: Charlie Chaplin, East Los Angeles, California, Kentucky

Linked to: United Artists, American Mutoscope and Biograph Company, Dunning School, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People




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D. W. Griffith was born in 1875 add something


At age 14, Griffith's mother abandoned the farm and moved the family to Louisville, Kentucky where she opened a boarding house, which failed shortly after. add something


In 1907, Griffith, still having goals for becoming a successful playwright, went to New York and attempted to sell a script to Edison Studios producer Edwin Porter. add something


Cutcheon, Jr., took his place. add something


In 1908, Griffith accepted an acting job for the American Mutoscope and Biograph Company, commonly known as Biograph, in New York City. add something


Griffith was a producer on the 1915 movie Martyrs of the Alamo. add something


The Birth of a Nation - "'The Birth of a Nation"' is a 1915 American silent epic drama film directed by D. W. Griffith and based on the novel and play "The Clansman", both by Thomas Dixon, Jr. Griffith co-wrote the screenplay , and co-produced the film


The production partnership was dissolved in 1917, so Griffith went to Artcraft, to First National (1919–1920). add something


Charlie Chaplin - In 1919, Chaplin co-founded the United Artists film distribution company with Mary Pickford, Douglas Fairbanks and D. W. Griffith, all of whom were seeking to escape the growing power consolidation of film distributors and financiers in the developing Hollywood studio system.


Santa Catalina Film Festival - After its opening on May 29, 1929, Charlie Chaplin, Cecil B. DeMille and D. W. Griffith would come to Santa Catalina just to screen their first "Talkie films


In 1936, director Woody Van Dyke who had worked as Griffith's apprentice on Intolerance, asked Griffith to help him shoot the famous earthquake sequence for San Francisco. add something


When Roach advertised the film in late 1939 with Griffith listed as producer, Griffith asked that his name be removed. add something


In 1946, he visited the film location of David O. Selznick's epic western "Duel in the Sun", where some of his veteran actors, Lillian Gish, Lionel Barrymore, and Harry Carey were cast members. add something


Griffith died of a cerebral hemorrhage in 1948 on the way to a Hollywood hospital, after being discovered unconscious in the lobby at the Knickerbocker Hotel in Los Angeles, where he had been living alone. add something


He died of a cerebral hemorrhage on July 23, 1948, at 3:42 PM on the way to a Hollywood hospital add something


In 1950, The Directors Guild of America provided a stone and bronze monument for his gravesite add something


On December 15, 1999, DGA President Jack Shea and the DGA National Board announced that the award would be renamed as the "DGA Lifetime Achievement award" add something


East Los Angeles, California - In 2017, a petition was started to remove the name D. W. Griffith from an East Los Angeles middle school because his 1915 film "The Birth of a Nation" celebrated the Ku Klux Klan