Cecil B. DeMille

Cecil Blount DeMille (1881 - 1959)

Privacy Level: Open (White)
Cecil Blount (Cecil B.) DeMille
Born in Ashfield, Ashfield, Franklin, Massachusetts, United Statesmap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married in East Orange, New Jersey, United Statesmap
Father of
Died in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, United Statesmap
Profile last modified | Created 20 Jan 2017
This page has been accessed 536 times.

Categories: Academy Award Winners of the 20th Century | This Day In History January 21 | This Day In History August 12 | Notables.

Cecil B. DeMille is Notable.
Cecil Blount DeMille was an American filmmaker. The Greatest Show on Earth (1952) won the Academy Award for Best Picture. He is best known for The Ten Commandments (1956).


Cecil Blount DeMille, born in 1881 in Ashfield, Massachusetts,[1] and grew up in Washington, North Carolina. His father, Henry de Mille, was a North Carolina-born dramatist and lay reader in the Episcopal Church. His mother was Beatrice Samuel, whose parents were both of German Jewish heritage. She emigrated from England with her parents in 1871 when she was 18, and they settled in Brooklyn. DeMille's mother was related to British politician Herbert Louis Samuel. His father's Dutch surname was originally spelled de Mil and then became de Mille.

DeMille married Constance Adams on August 16, 1902 and had one child, Cecilia.

He died of a heart ailment at age 77 on January 21, 1959[2] and is entombed at the Hollywood Memorial Cemetery (now known as Hollywood Forever).


  1. "Massachusetts Births, 1841-1915", database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FX75-4CC : 1 March 2016), Cecil Blount Demille, 1881.
  2. "California Death Index, 1940-1997," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VPWK-JVQ : 26 November 2014), Cecil Blount Demille, 21 Jan 1959; Department of Public Health Services, Sacramento.

See also:

More Genealogy Tools

Sponsored Search

Searching for someone else?
First: Last:

No known carriers of Cecil B.'s Y-chromosome or his mother's mitochondrial DNA have taken yDNA or mtDNA tests and no close relatives have taken a 23andMe, AncestryDNA, or Family Tree DNA "Family Finder" test.

Have you taken a DNA test for genealogy? If so, login to add it. If not, see our friends at Ancestry DNA.

Images: 1
Cecil B.DeMille
Cecil B.DeMille


Cecil B. is 30 degrees from Rosa Parks, 27 degrees from Anne Tichborne and 18 degrees from Victoria of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.

D  >  DeMille  >  Cecil Blount DeMille