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Lillian Gish AFI Acceptance Speech Ninety-year-old silent screen actress Lillian Gish accepts a lifetime achievement award from the American Film Institute in 1984. She gives a terrific speech!
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Added: 19th November 2012
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Posted By: Lava1964
Posted by: Steve on 2012-11-19 
That's a name I haven't heard in a while! Good find!
Posted by: Lava1964 on 2012-11-19 
I saw this speech on TV when Miss Gish delivered it in 1984. I always thought it was terrific.

Her comments about silent films being universal reinforced my thoughts that talkies, in some way, were a step backwards.

She was sharp as a tack despite her advanced age. She lived to be 99 years old.
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