October 14, 1893 – February 27, 1993

Lillian and Mary Pickford were childhood friends, but Mary tried to never be left alone with Lillian–remembering her mother’s superstitious belief that “the good die young”, Mary was in constant fear that Lillian would drop dead at any moment.

Upon her death at 99, she her entire estate, which was valued at several million dollars, to Helen Hayes. Hayes died 18 days after Gish.