The Evening Star Washington DC Monday, September 1, 1930
Mongrel Bites Lillian Gish When She Defends Pet Puppy
Actress Suffers Lacerated Hand Rescuing New Sicilian Animal.
Family Expects Recovery to Permit Stage Appearance September 23.
By The Associated Press.
Note: Malcolm (photographs), a West Highland terrier, was presented as a gift by Sir Ian Malcolm in 1937 when Miss Lillian Gish visited Scotland, seven years later …
NORWALK, Conn., September 1. – Lillian Gish, actress, was nursing a lacerated hand today, suffered when a mongrel dog bit her as she attempted to rescue her Sicilian puppy from its attack. She brought the puppy with her from Europe Saturday and was exercising it soon after her arrival here when a stray dog pounced upon her pet.
She seized the mongrel to pull it off the puppy and the animal snapped at her, inflicting gashes in the palm and back of her left hand.
The wounds were treated at the Norfolk Hospital, after which she returned to the McCullough home which her mother, Mrs. Mae Robinson, has taken for the summer with her other daughter, Dorothy Gish.
Miss Gish was confined to her bed, but members of her family said she would appear in a stage play in New York which is to open September 23.