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Mary Pickford

Mary Pickford
Portrait photograph, ca. 1915
Personal information
Birth nameGladys Marie Smith
Birth dateApril 8, 1892
Place of birthToronto, Ontario, Canada
Date of deathMay 29, 1979(age 87)
Death placeSanta Monica, California, U.S. Interred: Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Glendale, California
Years active1905 1933
Spouse-Owen Moore-1911-1920
-Douglas Fairbanks-1920-1936
-Charles Rogers (actor)-Charles Rogers-1937-1979

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Mary Pickford (April 8, 1892 May 29, 1979) was a Canadian-born motion picture actress, 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 Canadian pioneers in early Hollywood and a significant figure in the development of film acting.

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.

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