Cecil B. DeMille was an American filmmaker remembered for directing the 1956 religious epic film The Ten Commandments, which is one of the highest-grossing films of all time. His other notable films include 1914's The Squaw Man, 1927's The King of Kings, 1934's Cleopatra and 1952's The Greatest Show on Earth. He is widely regarded as one of the greatest Hollywood filmmakers of all time.
In 1902, he and actress Constance Adams tied the knot. Constance bore him a daughter named Cecilia in 1908. The couple later adopted three children, including Richard DeMille, who became a renowned author, journalist and psychologist.
Throughout his lifetime, he won numerous prestigious awards, including three Academy Awards, two Golden Globe Awards and a Laurel Award.
In 1952, he became the first person to receive the special honorary Golden Globe Award. The award was later named after him, thus becoming the Cecil B. DeMille Award.
He has multiple stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Cecil B. DeMille
was a famous American director,
who was born on
August 12, 1881. As a person born on this date, Cecil B. DeMille is listed in our database as the 19th
most popular celebrity for the day (August 12) and the 7th most popular for the year (1881).
People born on August 12
fall under the Zodiac sign of Leo, the Lion.
Cecil B. DeMille is the 604th most popular Leo.
Aside from information specific to Cecil B. DeMille's birthday, Cecil B. DeMille is the 3810th most famous American.
In general, Cecil B. DeMille ranks as the 7003rd
most popular famous person, and the 96th most popular director of all time.
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