DW Griffith


Birthday January 22, 1875

Birth Sign Aquarius

Birthplace La Grange, KY

DEATH DATE Jul 23, 1948 (73)

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Silent film director known for his work on the 1915 movie The Birth of a Nation. His later films include Orphans of the Storm and Broken Blossoms.

Before Fame

He was taught by his sister in a one-room schoolhouse.


His second film, Intolerance, sought to rectify most of the moral problems posed by his first (The Birth of a Nation).

Family Life

He married Linda Arvidson on May 14, 1906. His second marriage, in 1936, was to Evelyn Baldwin.

Associated With

He often directed movies starring silent film actress Lillian Gish.