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People have voted to remove Lillian and Dorothy Gish's name from a college theater

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On 5/13/2019 at 9:45 PM, Swithin said:

Winners of the prestigious (and generous) Lillian and Dorothy Gish Prize include Spike Lee.

http://gishprize.org/recipients/

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Now that's ironic. Wonder what he thinks of this controversy?

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On 5/13/2019 at 12:34 PM, Im4movies2 said:

In an interview, Lillian Gish was asked how she felt about her starring in Birth of a Nation and her responce was something like this,  "As far as I was concerned,  I was committed to work and act the role I  was assigned.  I never thought once of quitting due to any controversy about race and I trusted that D.W. Griffith told his story honestly and truthfully as he could."  So go and argue with her now, she's buried in St. Bart's church in NYC.

She always seemed to be a gentle and kind person, committed to her work.  It is extremely disturbing to have her name removed from the theater.  She was one of our links from silent films to talkies.

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