Today in History: The Gish Sisters

Today in History–June 4–the Library of Congress features Dorothy and Lillian Gish, sisters and early film stars. On this day in 1968, Dorothy (Elizabeth) died in Rapallo, Italy. The sisters got their start in film in 1912. Dorothy was a working actress for more than 50 years and Lillian for 75 years, appearing in her final film in 1987 at the age of 93. Learn more about these long-lived thespians by visiting the Today in History section, then clicking the links below to access related resources.

Gish sisters primary source set

Gish sister image set

Newspaper articles about Dorothy Gish

Newspaper articles about Lillian Gish

Dorothy Gish film list (IMDb)

Lillian Gish film list (IMDb)

Today in History: The Birth of a Nation (starring Lillian Gish)

Theater & Television primary source collections & teaching resources