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Cecil De Mille

Cecil De Mille

D.O.B.: August 12, 1881

D.O.D.: January 21, 1959

Cause of Death:  Heart Ailment

Location: Hollywood Forever; Section 8

Biographical Notes:

Cecil B. DeMille was a writer, director and an actor. His mother ran a girl's school and his father was a clergyman. He went to the New York Academy of Dramatic Arts. 

Joined forces with Jesse Lasky and Samuel Goldwyn and formed Paramount in 1913. Produced and directed 70 films.

He was a confident man who had an uncanny idea of what the public would like to watch. When he made films he wanted them to be as real as possible. With that in mind, he would do almost anything to accomplish that.

His career lasted five decades. He earned a reputation of a star maker.

Directed/ Appeared in:

"Sunset Blvd." (1950) Movie as Himself

"Samson and Delilah" (1949) Movie

"Cleopatra" (1934) Movie

"Madam Satan" (1930) Movie

"The Ten Commandments" (1923) Movie

"Brewster's Millions" (1914) Movie

"The Squaw Man" (1914) Movie

 

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