Lillian Gish: Women in Hollywood

Over the course of her 75 year career, Lillian Gish was dismayed to learn that, "in Hollywood, the men get younger and the women get older."

"Lionel Barrymore [who was born 15 years before Gish] first played my grandfather, later my father, and finally, he played my husband," she once recalled. "If he'd lived, I'm sure I'd have played his mother!"

[After amicably parting with D.W. Griffith and joining MGM in 1925, Gish was unceremoniously dumped by the studio when Greta Garbo emerged as a huge star. Gish, called a "sexless antique," turned to radio and her first love, the theater.]

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