Director of the epic film The Ten Commandments, which featured Charlton Heston as Moses.
He was born to parents who loved theater, and he began as a stage actor. He directed his first silent film in 1914, after having written and directed plays.
His film The Greatest Show on Earth won the Oscar for Best Picture in 1952. The Cecil B. Demille Award at the Golden Globes is named in his honor and was first awarded to him.
He married Constance Adams on August 16, 1902 and they had 4 children together.
He directed Cleopatra, starring Claudette Colbert.
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