MARY PICKFORD Biography - Actors and Actresses


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Name: Mary Pickford                                                                 
Birth name: Gladys Louise Smith                                                     
Born: 8 April 1892 Toronto, Canada                                                 
Died: 29 May 1979 Santa Monica, California                                         
Mary Pickford (April 8, 1892 – May 29, 1979) was an Academy Award-winning         
Canadian motion picture star, as well as a co-founder of the film studio United     
Artists and one of the original 36 founders of the Academy of Motion Picture       
Arts and Sciences. Known as "America's Sweetheart," "Little Mary" and "the girl     
with the curls," she was one of the first Canadian pioneers in early Hollywood     
and one of film's greatest pioneers. Her influence in the development of film       
acting was enormous. Because her international fame was triggered by moving         
images, she is a watershed figure in the history of modern celebrity. And as one   
of silent film's most important performers and producers, her contract demands     
were central to shaping the Hollywood industry. In consideration of her             
contributions to American cinema, the American Film Institute named Pickford 24th   
among the greatest female stars of all time.