In 1920, Lillian directed her sister
Dorothy in Remodeling Her Husband.
Nominated for a Best Supporting Actress Academy Award in
1946 for her role as Laura Belle McCanles in Duel
in the Sun.
Received an honorary Academy Award in 1970 for her "superlative
artistry and for distinguished contribution to the progress
of motion pictures."
In 1982, she was awarded Kennedy Center Honors.
Awarded Lifetime Achievement Award by the American Film
Institute in 1984.