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    D. W. Griffith Insurance Policy Signed by Lillian Gish. Silent-era actress Lillian Gish got her first big break from director D. W. Griffith in 1912 when he cast her in "An Unseen Enemy," her debut role, and they made a total of 40 movies together between 1912 and 1921. Lillian was always grateful to Griffith for making her a star, so much so that she helped care for the ailing Griffith and his wife until his death in 1948. Featured here is Griffith's life insurance annuity contract, from the New York Life Insurance Company, dated May 1, 1933 (in excellent condition), as well as a form confirming that the amount listed in the contract ($3,350.08) had been paid in full to Gish, dated August 13, 1947 and signed by Gish near the top in blue ink (in great condition with staple holes to the upper left corner, some light overall toning, and a few fold creases. With COA from PSA/DNA.

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    October, 2005
    8th Saturday
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