Edward G. Robinson credited DeMille with saving his career when he was cast in The Ten Commandments.
DeMille found himself blacklisted from radio and later television after a dispute with the radio actors union in 1945.
DeMille's personal papers and documents are stored in the archives of Brigham Young University.
The California State Republican Party tried several times to get DeMille to run for Senator or Governor.
DeMille's airline, Mercury Aviation, was the first airline in the United States to carry passengers on a regular basis.
DeMille was a licensed pilot who founded his own airline.
DeMille's first talking picture was Dynamite released in 1929.
DeMille had the reputation of being a tyrannical director at times on the set.
DeMille was planning a film on space exploration at the time of his death.
DeMille's daughter Katherine was married to famed actor Anthony Quinn.
Politically, DeMille was a conservative Republican.
Only six of DeMille's movies failed to turn a profit at the box office.
DeMille made his Broadway debut as an actor in 1900.
The film school at Chapman University is named after DeMille.
DeMille designed the uniforms worn by cadets at the United States Air Force Academy.
DeMille suffered a heart attack on the set of The Ten Commandments but was back at work within one week.
DeMille's nickname was "C. B."
DeMille disliked actors who refused to take physical risks. Most notable example was Victor Mature in Samson and Delilah who refused to wrestle a lion.
DeMille stood 5 feet, 11 inches tall in his prime.
DeMille has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame located at 1719 Vine Street.
DeMille was awarded a Golden Globe in 1953 as Best Director for The Greatest Show on Earth.
DeMille was nominated twice for an Academy Award for Best Director: in 1953 for The Greatest Show on Earth and in 1957 for The Ten Commandments.
DeMille never won an Academy Award for Best Director but in 1953 The Greatest Show on Earth won for Best Picture.
The Lifetime Achievement Award from the Golden Globes is named for DeMille.
DeMille once appeared as the Mystery Guest on an episode of What's My Line?
DeMille was the uncle of famed choreographer Agnes DeMille.
DeMille hosted the Lux Radio Theatre from 1936 to 1944.
DeMille is buried at Hollywood Forever Cemetary in Los Angeles.
DeMille and his wife had one biological child, a daughter, and later adopted a daughter and two sons.
DeMille was married to the former Constance Adams from 1902 until his death in 1959.
DeMille appeared as himself in the classic 1950 film Sunset Boulevard.
DeMille's father died when he was 12 years old. After the death of his father his mother started a theatrical company.
As a young man, DeMille studied acting at the New York Academy of Dramatic Arts.
DeMille had an older brother named William who was also an actor and director.
Parents' names were Henry and Beatrice DeMille.
DeMille: Creativity is a drug I cannot live without.
DeMille: Give me any two pages of the Bible and I'll give you a picture.
DeMille: The public is always right.
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