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The DeMilles, an American family

Author: Anne Edwards
Publisher: New York : H.N. Abrams, 1988.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The DeMille family traces its roots back to Flanders in the year 1280. There a certain Gillis DeMil was born. Members of the family eventually immigrated to America and settled in New York. By the time of the birth of Henry Churchill DeMille (1853-1893), the family had moved to North Carolina. Henry became a playwright and in 1876 he married Matilda Beatrice Samuel (1853-1923) in Brooklyn to which he had moved to in  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Edwards, Anne, 1927-
DeMilles, an American family.
New York : H.N. Abrams, 1988
(OCoLC)580839034
Named Person: DeMille family.; George family.; Cecil B DeMille; Agnes De Mille; Agnes De Mille; Cecil B DeMille; DeMille family.; George family.; DeMille.; Samuel.; George.; Adams.
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Anne Edwards
ISBN: 0810911442 9780810911444
OCLC Number: 17548103
Description: 248 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 29 cm
Responsibility: by Anne Edwards ; photographic editor Louise Kerz.

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The DeMille family traces its roots back to Flanders in the year 1280. There a certain Gillis DeMil was born. Members of the family eventually immigrated to America and settled in New York. By the time of the birth of Henry Churchill DeMille (1853-1893), the family had moved to North Carolina. Henry became a playwright and in 1876 he married Matilda Beatrice Samuel (1853-1923) in Brooklyn to which he had moved to in the early 1870s. They were the parents of three children, William C., Cecil B. and Agnes B. DeMille. Two of their children, William and Cecil, became famous in the entertainment industry, while Agnes, daughter of William, also became world famous as a dancer.

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