Cecil Blount DeMille ( / ˈsɛsəl dəˈmɪl /; August 12, 1881 – January 21, 1959) was an American film director, producer, and actor. Between 1914 and 1958, he made 70 features, both silent and sound films. He is acknowledged as a founding father of American cinema and the most commercially successful producer-director in film history.
Cecil B. DeMille, in full Cecil Blount DeMille, (born August 12, 1881, Ashfield, Massachusetts, U.S.—died January 21, 1959, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California), American motion-picture producer-director whose use of spectacle attracted vast audiences and made him a dominant figure in Hollywood for almost five decades.
Cecil B. DeMille. Producer: The Ten Commandments. His parents Henry C. DeMille and Beatrice DeMille were playwrights. His father died when he was 12, and his mother supported the family by opening a school for girls and a theatrical company.
Cecil B. DeMille Jump to Edit Overview Born August 12, 1881 · Ashfield, Massachusetts, USA Died January 21, 1959 · Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA (heart ailment) Birth name Cecil Blount DeMille Nicknames C.B. The Master of Spectacle The Master of the Biblical Epic Height 5′ 10″ (1.78 m) Mini Bio
Overview. Cecil Blount DeMille was a founder of the Hollywood motion-picture industry, one of the most commercially successful producer-directors of his time, and one of the most influential filmmakers in history. Between 1914 and 1956, he made seventy feature films; all but seven were profitable.
Cecil B. DeMille. Cecil Blount DeMille was a founder of the Hollywood motion-picture industry. His first film, The Squaw Man, was the first feature film shot in Hollywood. His last, The Ten Commandments, remains a box-office legend. He made stars and cultivated artists. He was successful in aviation, banking, real estate, and radio.
One of cinema’s earliest pioneers, Oscar winner Cecil B. DeMille helmed 70 films throughout the silent and sound era. He made his mark in a number of genres, but was most famous for his...
The Cecil B. DeMille Award is an honorary Golden Globe Award bestowed by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) for "outstanding contributions to the world of entertainment".
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. Motion Picture Director, Producer, Screenwriter, Editor. Born Cecil Blount DeMille in Ashfield, Massachusetts, he was renowned for flamboyance and showmanship in his movies for both silent and sound ...
Cecil B. DeMille Highest Rated: 100% The Plainsman (1936) Lowest Rated: 40% Madam Satan (1930) Birthday: Aug 12, 1881 Birthplace: Ashfield, Massachusetts, USA Having emerged as a potent force...