Cecil B. DeMille


Cecil B. DeMille Famous memorial

Ashfield, Franklin County, Massachusetts, USA
Death 21 Jan 1959 (aged 77)
Hollywood, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Burial Hollywood, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Plot Section 8 (Garden of Legends), Lot 50, Grave 1 (north side of lake)
Memorial ID 274 View Source

Motion Picture Director, Producer, Screenwriter, Editor. 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 Pictures with "The 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). DeMille is one of the 36 original founders of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS). He died at age 77 in Hollywood, California.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith

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  • Added: 31 Dec 2000
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