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Cecil Blount DeMille, más conocido como Cecil B. DeMille, fue un productor y director de cine estadounidense conocido por sus películas espectaculares, muchas de las cuales fueron éxitos en la taquilla. Entre ellas están El rey de reyes, Los diez mandamientos, Cleopatra, Sansón y Dalila, El mayor espectáculo del mundo y la segunda versión de Los diez mandamientos, la séptima película más taquillera de todos los tiempos y la primera de la lista que se basa en la Biblia.
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 the American cinema and the most commercially successful producer-director in film history.
Cecil B. DeMille (Cecil Blount De Mille o DeMille; Ashfield, 1881 - Hollywood, 1959) Productor y director de cine estadounidense recordado especialmente por sus superproducciones de epopeyas históricas y religiosas.
17 de ene. de 2023 · 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.
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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. Too young to enlist in the Spanish-American War, Cecil followed his brother William C. de Mille to the New York Academy of Dramatic Arts, making his stage debut in 1900.
Cecil B. DeMille was born on August 12, 1881, in Ashfield, Massachusetts. His father, Henry de Mille, was born in Washington, North Carolina, of Dutch and English ancestry. Henry was an Episcopal lay minister and a successful playwright. DeMille’s mother was born Beatrice Samuels to German-Jewish parents in London but was raised in New York.
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.