Mary Pickford

Mary Pickford

Born: April 8, 1892

Died: May 29, 1979

Nationality: Canadian

Occupation: Actress

Biography: Mary Pickford was a Canadian American 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.

Source/Notes: How Mary Pickford Stays Young, Reader's Digest, Vol. 5 (1926); condensed from an interview in Everybody's Magazine (28 May 1926)

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Source/Notes: Why Not Ty God?, Chapter 6 (newspaper serial), appeared in St. Petersburg Times, 25 January 1936, sect. 2, p. 3

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