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Dorothy Gish Height, Weight, Age, Facts, Biography

Dorothy Gish Quick Info
Height 5 ft 2 in
Weight 50 kg
Date of Birth March 11, 1898
Zodiac Sign Pisces
Date of Death June 4, 1968

Dorothy Gish was an American actor, stage artist, director, and writer who emerged as a major movie star of the silent era, alongside her older sister Lillian Gish. She was cast in many films including The CardinalLondonThe Whistle at Eaton FallsWolvesTip ToesMadame PompadourCentennial SummerThe Beautiful City, Ben-Hur, Remodeling Her HusbandRomolaPeppy Polly, Orphans of the StormFlying PatFuryThe Country FlapperThe Bright ShawlClothes Make the PirateThe Musketeers of Pig AlleyMy Baby, Nell GwynStage StruckI’ll Get Him Yet, BootsNobody HomeThe Hope ChestThe Little School Ma’amJordan Is a Hard RoadTwo Daughters of Eve, The Children of the FeudThe Hun WithinThe Little YankHearts of the WorldRed Hicks Defies the WorldOil and WaterThe Lady and the MouseThe Vengeance of GaloraThe Rebellion of Kitty Belle, and Almost a Wild Man. For her contributions to the motion picture industry, Dorothy Gish was awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6385 Hollywood Boulevard in Los Angeles in 1960.

Born Name

Dorothy Elizabeth Gish

Nick Name


Dorothy Gish as seen in a publicity still in 1954
Dorothy Gish as seen in a publicity still in 1954 (Unknown Author / eBay / Public Domain)


She was born on March 11, 1898.


On June 4, 1968, Dorothy Gish died from bronchial pneumonia at the age of 70 at a clinic in Rapallo, Italy.

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Born Place

Dayton, Ohio, United States





Actor, Stage Artist, Director, Writer


  • Father – James Leigh Gish (Traveling Salesman)
  • Mother – Mary Robinson McConnell (Former Actor, Department Store Clerk, Owner of a Candy and Catering Business)
  • SiblingsLillian Gish (Older Sister) (Actor, Stage Artist, Director, Writer)
  • Others – David Edwin Gish (Paternal Grandfather), Diana Caroline Waltz (Paternal Grandmother), Henry C. McConnell (Maternal Grandfather), Elizabeth Ellen Robinson (Maternal Grandmother), Grant Gish (Paternal Uncle)



Dorothy Gish (the one with fan) and her sister Lillian in 1921
Dorothy Gish (the one with fan) and her sister Lillian in 1921 (Alfred Cheney Johnston / United States Library of Congress’s Prints and Photographs Division / Public Domain)


5 ft 2 in or 157.5 cm


50 kg or 110 lbs

Boyfriend / Spouse

Dorothy Gish had dated –

  1. Julian Rivero – She was once romantically involved with actor Julian Rivero.
  2. Robert Harron – Dorothy Gish was also linked with actor Robert Harron who died at the age of 27.
  3. James Malachi Rennie – She started dating Canadian actor James Malachi Rennie after they met while working on the 1920 silent comedy film Remodeling Her Husband. They eloped to Greenwich, Connecticut in December 1920 and married in a double wedding ceremony in which Gish’s friend, actor Constance Talmadge, also married Greek businessperson John Pialoglou. James and Dorothy later divorced in 1935.
  4. Fred Marsh – RUMOR

Race / Ethnicity


Dorothy Gish was of German, Scottish, and English descent.

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Distinctive Features

Petite stature

Dorothy Gish featured in 'Stars of the Photoplay' in 1916
Dorothy Gish featured in ‘Stars of the Photoplay’ in 1916 (Photoplay Magazine / / Public Domain)

Dorothy Gish Facts

  1. Her father abandoned the family in New York and Dorothy and Lillian were raised by their mother.
  2. Dorothy Gish co-starred as Sister of Payne’s Sweetheart in the 1914 silent biographical drama film Home, Sweet Home.
  3. In 1914, she experienced a near-fatal accident in Los Angeles on Thanksgiving Day as she was hit by a “racing automobile”.
  4. She appeared as Celia Fermoyle in the 1963 drama film The Cardinal and this was her last film role.
  5. Many of her films are considered to be lost films.
  6. Her sister was at her bedside at the time of Dorothy’s death and her ashes were entombed in Saint Bartholomew’s Episcopal Church in New York City in the columbarium in the undercroft of the church.

Featured Image by Unknown Author / eBay / Public Domain

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