Demille (DeMille) n. Cecil B. DeMille (1881-1959), Academy Award-winning American film director and producer, co-creator of the first feature film, director of "The Ten Commandments" (1956); family name

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  • DeMille — or De Mille can refer to: People Agnes De Mille, American dancer/choreographer Cecil B. DeMille, American film director Constance Adams DeMille, Actress Evelyn de Mille, Canadian Bookseller James De Mille, Canadian writer Katherine DeMille,… …   Wikipedia

  • DeMille — DeMille, de Mille oder De Mille ist der Familienname folgender Personen: Agnes de Mille (* 1905), US amerikanische Tänzerin Cecil B. DeMille (1881–1959), US amerikanischer Filmproduzent James De Mille (1833–1880), kanadischer… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • DeMille — DeMille, Cec|il B. (1881 1959) a US film ↑producer and ↑director who helped to establish the film industry in Hollywood. He is famous for making ↑epics (=long films about people in the Bible or in history, which used hundreds of actors) . His… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • DeMille — noun United States film maker remembered for his extravagant and spectacular epic productions (1881 1959) • Syn: ↑Cecil B. DeMille, ↑Cecil Blount DeMille • Instance Hypernyms: ↑film maker, ↑filmmaker, ↑film producer, ↑movie maker …   Useful english dictionary

  • DEMILLE, CECIL B. — DEMILLE, CECIL B. (1881–1959), U.S. film producer and director. DeMille was born in Ashfield, Massachusetts. His parents, Henry and Beatrice, were playwrights. His father was a minister, for whom his mother, born an English Jew, converted. After… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • DeMille, Cecil B. — ▪ American film director 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… …   Universalium

  • Demille, Henry Churchill — (1850 1893)    North Carolina native Henry Churchill DeMille, who had originally intended a career in the ministry, took a position as a play reader for the Madison Square Theatre in 1882, the year before his first play, John Delmer s Daughter… …   The Historical Dictionary of the American Theater

  • Demille, William Churchill — (1878 1955)    Born in Washington, North Carolina, William Churchill deMille (who altered the family name from DeMille) attended Columbia University and the American Academy of Dramatic Arts. Along with his brother, Cecil B. DeMille, deMille… …   The Historical Dictionary of the American Theater

  • DeMille, Cecil B(lount) — (12 ago. 1881, Ashfield, Mass., EE.UU.–21 ene. 1959, Hollywood, Cal.). Director y productor de cine estadounidense. En 1913 se asoció con Jesse Lasky (1880–1958) y Samuel Goldwyn para formar la compañía precursora de Paramount Communications. Su… …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • DeMille, Cecil B(lount) — born Aug. 12, 1881, Ashfield, Mass., U.S. died Jan. 21, 1959, Hollywood, Calif. U.S. film director and producer. In 1913 he joined Jesse Lasky (1880–1958) and Samuel Goldwyn to form the forerunner of Paramount Communications. Their first venture …   Universalium

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