Friday, July 29, 2016

The DeMille Connection

Cecil Blount DeMille

Cecil Blount DeMille

Birth 12 AUG 1881 Ashfield, Franklin, Massachusetts, United States
Death 21 JAN 1959 Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States

Leslie deMille Lawrence was always told by his Mother and his Aunt that he was related to the great Cecil B. DeMille of Hollywood fame, hence his middle name.  This he certainly was, albeit you have to go back generations in his tree to Peter 2 De Mill (1700 - 1774) and then follow the branch of Joseph.  Recently I found the following youtube videos documenting the man and his illustrious career. 

Cecil B. DeMille: American Epic part one
Cecil B. DeMille: American Epic part two

I encourage anyone wanting to know more about him to watch them.   While his is most known for The Ten Commandments, youtube also has many of his earlier works online and are also worth viewing.

A great resource for generations.