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Mary Pickford

Birth name: Gladys Louise Smith
Birth: 8 April 1892
Died: 29 May 1979
Nationality: Canada
Mary Pickford

Career / Biography

Mary Pickford was one of the big stars of silent films. She started her career on stage before moving into films. She was one of the founders of United Artists and also one of three original founders of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Science. She was known as America's sweetheart and the Girl with the curls. In a number of her films she played teenage girls, which was helped by the fact that she was only 5 feet tall. She was married three times, the first time to Owen Moore, then to Douglas Fairbanks . Like many silent stars though, she did not make a successful transition into talkies, although she did appear in several sound films. Her first sound film was Coquette, for which she won her only Osacar. She retired from acting in 1933.


Won - Best Actress - Coquette (1929)
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