Mary Pickford, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death

    

Mary Pickford

Canadian-American actress

Date of Birth: 08-Apr-1892

Place of Birth: Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Date of Death: 29-May-1979

Profession: screenwriter, actor, writer, stage actor, film director, film producer, film actor

Nationality: Canada, United States

Zodiac Sign: Aries


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About Mary Pickford

  • Gladys Louise Smith (April 8, 1892 – May 29, 1979), known professionally as Mary Pickford, was a Canadian-born American film actress and producer.
  • With a career spanning 50 years, 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 ingĂ©nue archetype in cinema.She was awarded the second ever Academy Award for Best Actress for her first sound-film role in Coquette (1929) and also received an honorary Academy Award in 1976.
  • In consideration of her contributions to American cinema, the American Film Institute ranked Pickford as 24th in its 1999 list of greatest female stars of classic Hollywood Cinema.

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