She made the changeover from silent movies to talkies using the 1930 film Wolves. She modeled before getting presented to famed movie director D.W. Griffith, who started casting her and her sister in his movies. She acted in over 100 movies, and was the sister of well-known celebrity Lillian Gish. Her mom Mary was the family’s lone breadwinner after her dad empty them. Her old sister is normally Lillian Gish, among the premiere film superstars of her period.