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DEMILLE TRUST GIVES FUNDS TO CENTER FOR STUDY OF FILMS

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The Cecil B. DeMille Trust has contributed $1 million to the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' Center for Motion Picture Study.

The donation was made by trustees Cecilia DeMille Presley, Peter DeMille Calvin and Joseph W. Harper, grandchildren of the filmmaker."It seems absolutely right to us that a filmmaker of the stature of C.B. DeMille is being honored in this way," actor Karl Malden, the academy's president, said Friday in Beverly Hills, Calif. "We're pleased and grateful that his grandchildren have made this important contribution to ensuring the future of this vital cultural resource."

DeMille, who died in 1959, was a founding member of the academy and served on its board of governors from 1934 to 1940. Among his films were "The Greatest Show on Earth," "The Ten Commandments" and "The Squaw Man."