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Cecil B. DeMille
Original name: Cecil Blount DeMille
Birth: Aug. 12, 1881
Ashfield
Franklin County
Massachusetts, USA
Death: Jan. 21, 1959
Los Angeles
Los Angeles County
California, USA

Legendary Movie Producer, Director. Born in Ashfield, Massachusetts, he was renowned for flamboyance and showmanship in his movies for both silent and sound films. He began his career as an actor on the Broadway stage in 1900, began directing films in 1913 and made his first production for Paramount Studios with "Squaw Man" (1914). With more then 80 films to his credit, he was one of the first directors in Hollywood to become a celebrity in his own right and was the first to always use three-strip Technicolor in all his color films. He is best remembered for his Academy Award winning films "Cleopatra" (1934), "The Crusades" (1935), "The Buccaneer" (1938), "Union Pacific" (1939), "Reap the Wild Wind" (1942), "The Story of Dr. Wassell" (1944), "Unconquered" (1947), " Samson and Delilah" (1949), "The Greatest Show on Earth" (1952) and "The Ten Commandments" (1956). He died at age 77 in Hollywood, California. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
 
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 Parents:
  Henry Churchill deMille (1853 - 1893)
  Matilda Beatrice Samuel DeMille (1853 - 1923)
 
 Spouse:
  Constance Adams DeMille (1874 - 1960)
 
 Children:
  Cecilia DeMille Harper (1909 - 1984)*
  Katherine DeMille (1911 - 1995)*
  John Blount de Mille (1913 - 1982)*
 
 Siblings:
  William Churchill DeMille (1878 - 1955)*
  Cecil B. DeMille (1881 - 1959)
  Agnes Beatrice deMille (1891 - 1895)*
 
*Calculated relationship

Cause of death: Heart ailment
 
Burial:
Hollywood Forever Cemetery
Hollywood
Los Angeles County
California, USA
Plot: Garden of Legends, Section 8, Lot 50, north side of lake
GPS (lat/lon): 34.09011, -118.31703
 
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Record added: Jan 01, 2001
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- Betty Robinson
 Added: Jul. 1, 2015

- laura from Italy
 Added: Jun. 2, 2015
You Sir, are indeed one of the finest Directors in the industry! Your talentwill never be forgotten. Rest In Peace!
- Robert Sands
 Added: May. 26, 2015
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