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Mary Pickford

Mary Pickford began in the theater at age seven. Then known as "Baby Gladys Smith", she toured with her family in a number of theater companies. In 1907, she adopted a family name Pickford and joined the David Belasco troupe, appearing in the long-running The Warrens of Virginia". She began in films in 1909 with the 'American Mutoscope & Biograph [us]', working with director D.W. Griffith. For a short time in 1911, to earn more money, she joined the IMP Film Co. under Carl Laemmle. She returned to Biograph in 1912, and, in 1913 joined the Famous Players Film Company under Adolph Zukor. She then joined First National Exhibitor's Circuit in 1918. In 1919 she helped to establish United Artists. Date of Death 29 May 1979, Santa Monica, California (cerebral hemorrhage)

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Apr 8, 1892 In Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie The Fascinating Mrs. Francis 1909-01-21
Latest Project:
Movie Birth of the Tramp 2013-12-29
Known For
Poster of Chaplin Today: The Gold Rush
Poster of The Love Light
Poster of Fanchon, the Cricket
Poster of Hearts Adrift
Movie Birth of the Tramp Herself (archive footage) 2013-12-29
Movie Mary Pickford: The Muse of the Movies Herself (Archive Footage) 2008-08-29
Movie Why Be Good?: Sexuality & Censorship in Early Cinema 2007-05-23
Movie Chaplin Today: The Gold Rush Herself (archive footage) 2003-07-01
Movie The Tramp and the Dictator Herself (archive footage) (uncredited) 2002-02-14
Movie Mary Pickford: A Life on Film Herself / Numerous Roles (archive footage) (uncredited) 1999-01-01
Movie Hollywood My Home Town 1965-12-31
Movie Hollywood Without Make-Up 1963-07-01
Movie Hedda Hopper's Hollywood No. 2 1941-12-05
Movie Cavalcade of the Academy Awards (archive footage) 1940-07-31
Movie Hollywood Hobbies Herself 1939-05-03
Movie Star Night at the Cocoanut Grove Herself 1934-11-30
Movie Secrets Mary Marlowe / Mary Carlton 1933-03-16
Movie Kiki Kiki 1931-03-14
Movie The House That Shadows Built (archive footage) 1931-07-08
Movie The Taming of the Shrew 1929-10-26
Movie Coquette Norma Besant 1929-03-30
Movie A Kiss from Mary Pickford Herself 1927-09-08
Movie One From Many Herself (archive footage) 1927-10-31
Movie The Gaucho The Virgin Mary 1927-11-21
Movie My Best Girl Maggie Johnson 1927-10-31
Movie The Black Pirate Princess Isobel in Final Embrace - Cameo Appearance (uncredited) 1926-03-08
Movie Little Annie Rooney Annabelle 'Little Annie' Rooney 1925-10-18
Movie Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ Chariot Race Spectator (uncredited) 1925-12-25
Movie Dorothy Vernon of Haddon Hall Dorothy Vernon 1924-05-24
Movie Rosita Rosita, a street singer 1923-09-03
Movie Tess of the Storm Country Tessibel 'Tess' Skinner 1922-11-12
Movie The Love Light Angela Carlotti 1921-01-08
Movie Through The Back Door Jeanne 1921-05-05
Movie Little Lord Fauntleroy Cedric Errol / Widow Errol 1921-09-15
Movie Pollyanna Pollyanna Whittier 1920-01-18
Movie Suds Amanda Afflick 1920-01-27
Movie Captain Kidd, Jr. Mary MacTavish 1919-04-05
Movie Daddy-Long-Legs Judy Abbott 1919-05-11
Movie The Hoodlum Amy Burke 1919-08-31
Movie Heart o' the Hills Mavis Hawn 1919-11-30
Movie Amarilly of Clothes-Line Alley Amarilly Jenkins 1918-03-10
Movie Stella Maris Miss Stella Maris / Unity Blake 1918-01-21
Movie M'Liss Melissa 'M'liss' Smith 1918-05-05
Movie 100% American Mayme 1918-10-04
Movie Johanna Enlists Johanna Renssaller 1918-09-14
Movie How Could You, Jean? Jean Mackaye 1918-06-29
Movie A Romance of the Redwoods Jenny Lawrence 1917-05-14
Movie The Poor Little Rich Girl Gwen 1917-03-05
Movie The Little American Angela Moore 1917-07-12
Movie The Pride of the Clan Marget MacTavish 1917-01-07
Movie Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm Rebecca Randall 1917-09-22
Movie A Little Princess Sara Crewe 1917-11-05
Movie All-Star Production of Patriotic Episodes for the Second Liberty Loan 1917-10-01
Movie Poor Little Peppina Peppina 1916-03-02
Movie The Foundling Molly O 1916-01-03
Movie The Eternal Grind Louise 1916-04-17
Movie Hulda from Holland Hulda 1916-07-31
Movie Less Than the Dust Radha 1916-11-04
Movie The Dawn of a Tomorrow Glad 1915-06-07
Movie Mistress Nell Nell Gwyn 1915-02-01
Movie Fanchon, the Cricket Fanchon, the cricket 1915-05-09
Movie Esmeralda Esmeralda Rogers 1915-09-06
Movie A Girl of Yesterday Jane Stuart 1915-10-07
Movie Madame Butterfly Cho-Cho-San 1915-11-07
Movie Tess of the Storm Country Tessibel Skinner 1914-03-30
Movie Hearts Adrift Nina 1914-02-09
Movie The Eagle's Mate Anemone Breckenridge 1914-07-10
Movie A Good Little Devil Juliet 1914-03-01
Movie Cinderella Cinderella 1914-12-28
Movie Behind the Scenes Dolly Lane 1914-10-26
Movie Such a Little Queen Queen Anna Victoria 1914-09-20
Movie Fate Unknown Role 1913-03-22
Movie Lena and the Geese Lena 1912-06-17
Movie The School Teacher and the Waif Nora, the Waif 1912-06-26
Movie A Beast at Bay The Young Woman 1912-05-26
Movie The Mender of Nets The Little Net-Mender 1912-02-15
Movie An Indian Summer The Widow's Daughter 1912-07-08
Movie The Old Actor The Old Actor's Daughter 1912-05-06
Movie The Informer The Confederate Captain's Sweetheart 1912-11-21
Movie So Near, Yet So Far The Young Woman 1912-09-29
Movie The Narrow Road Mrs. Jim Holcomb 1912-08-01
Movie Friends Dora - the Orphan 1912-09-22
Movie The New York Hat 1912-12-05
Movie A Pueblo Legend The Indian Girl 1912-08-29
Movie With the Enemy's Help Faro Kate 1912-08-19
Movie The Mirror Dorothy 1911-02-09
Movie Pictureland Unconfimed Role 1911-02-20
Movie Three Sisters Mary 1911-02-02
Movie The Italian Barber Alice 1911-01-09
Movie Artful Kate Artful Kate Stanley 1911-02-23
Movie The Dream Nell Herbert 1911-01-23
Movie A Manly Man Lola 1911-02-27
Movie For the Queen's Honor Princess Gilda 1911-07-06
Movie As a Boy Dreams 1911-08-13
Movie In the Sultan's Garden Haidee 1911-07-03
Movie The Fair Dentist Edith Morton - The Fair Dentist 1911-05-08
Movie A Decree of Destiny Mary 1911-03-06
Movie In Old Madrid 1911-03-20
Movie Sweet Memories Polly Biblett 1911-03-27
Movie Ramona Ramona 1910-05-23
Movie In the Season of Buds Mabel 1910-06-02
Movie Love Among the Roses The Lacemaker 1910-05-08
Movie The Thread of Destiny Myrtle 1910-03-07
Movie What the Daisy Said Martha 1910-07-11
Movie As It Is in Life 1910-04-04
Movie A Romance of the Western Hills 1910-04-10
Movie The Unchanging Sea The Daughter as an Adult 1910-05-05
Movie The Two Brothers A Mexican 1910-05-12
Movie A Lucky Toothache Bessie 1910-10-13
Movie A Plain Song Edith 1910-11-28
Movie A Flash of Light 1910-07-17
Movie Wilful Peggy Peggy 1910-08-24
Movie Simple Charity Miss Wilkins (as Gladys Nicholson) 1910-11-10
Movie An Arcadian Maid 1910-08-01
Movie The Call to Arms A Messenger 1910-07-25
Movie The Usurer Invalid Daughter 1910-08-14
Movie When We Were in Our 'Teens Mary 1910-08-18
Movie The Country Doctor Poor Mother's Elder Daughter (uncredited) 1909-07-08
Movie The Renunciation Kittie Ryan 1909-07-19
Movie The Indian Runner's Romance Blue Cloud's Wife 1909-08-22
Movie The Way of Man Winnie, Mabel's Cousin 1909-06-28
Movie A Strange Meeting 1909-08-01
Movie Sweet and Twenty Alice 1909-07-22
Movie Two Memories Marion's Sister 1909-05-23
Movie The Seventh Day The Maid 1909-08-26
Movie The Fascinating Mrs. Francis 1909-01-21
Movie The Violin Maker of Cremona Giannina, Taddeo's Daughter 1909-06-07
Movie The Lonely Villa 1909-06-10
Movie The Son's Return Mary 1909-06-14
Movie Her First Biscuits Biscuit Victim 1909-06-17
Movie The Awakening The Widow's Daughter 1909-09-29
Movie The Light That Came 1909-11-11
Movie The Gibson Goddess Woman on Sidewalk 1909-11-01
Movie A Midnight Adventure Eleanor 1909-11-18
Movie The Mountaineer's Honor Harum-Scarum, a Mountain Girl 1909-11-24
Movie The Heart of an Outlaw The Outlaw's Daughter, as an Adult 1909-12-31
Movie Lines of White on a Sullen Sea Second Couple 1909-10-27
Movie The Little Teacher The Little Teacher 1909-10-11
Movie Getting Even Miss Lucy 1909-09-12
Movie The Sealed Room A Lady-in-Waiting 1909-09-02
Movie The Broken Locket Ruth King 1909-09-16
Movie In Old Kentucky Partygoer 1909-09-20
Movie Pippa Passes Girl in crowd 1909-10-03
Movie The Little Darling Little Darling 1909-09-01
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