Mary Pickford

Mary Pickford Brief Biography

Gladys Louise Smith (April 8, 1892 - May 29, 1979), known professionally as Mary Pickford, was a Canadian-born film actress and producer. She was a co-founder of both the Pickford-Fairbanks Studio (along with Douglas Fairbanks) and, later, the United Artists film studio (with Fairbanks, Charlie Chaplin and D.W. Griffith), and one of the original 36 founders of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences who present the yearly "Oscar" award ceremony.

Pickford was known in her prime as "America's Sweetheart" and the "girl with the curls". She was one of the Canadian pioneers in early Hollywood and a significant figure in the development of film acting. Pickford was one of the earliest stars to be billed under her own name, and was one of the most popular actresses of the 1910s and 1920s, earning the nickname "Queen of the Movies". She is credited as having defined the ingnue archetype in cinema.

Mary Pickford News

• The Almanac for April 30, the 120th day of 2019
• The Almanac for April 8, the 98th day of 2019
• The Almanac for February 5, the 36th day of 2019
• The Almanac for April 30, the 120th day of 2017

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