“Goodbye” Cecil B DeMille – Died 21 January 1959
Cecil Blount DeMille (August 12, 1881 – January 21, 1959) was an American film director and film producer in both silent and sound films.
DeMille began his career as a stage actor in 1900. He directed his first film, The Squaw Man, released in 1914 and would go on to direct dozens of silent films before transitioning to sound films
Among his best-known films are Cleopatra (1934); Samson and Delilah (1949); The Greatest Show on Earth (1952), which won the Academy Award for Best Picture; and The Ten Commandments (1956), which was his last and most successful film.
He was married to Constance Adams DeMille in 1902 with whom he had four children: Cecilia, Katherine, John, and Richard. DeMille died in January 1959 of a heart ailment at the age of 77.