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Legendary director, D.W. Griffith, was born David Llewelyn Wark Griffith on Jan 22, 1875 in LaGrange, KY. Griffith died at the age of 73 on Jul 23, 1948 in Hollywood, CA and was laid to rest in Mount Tabor Methodist Church Graveyard Cemetery in Crestwood (Oldham County), Oldham County, KY.



He was honored with one star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the category of Motion Pictures. Griffith was never nominated for an Academy Award. However he won one Honorary Award in 1935 for his distinguished creative achievements as director and producer and his invaluable initiative and lasting contributions to the progress of the motion picture arts.

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