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Mary Pickford:  was a Canadian-born motion picture actress, co-founder of the film studio United Artists

Mary Pickford, 1920s

Mary Pickford: was a Canadian-born motion picture actress, co-founder of the film studio United Artists

MARY PICKFORD rose through the ranks of theater and silent screen, acting in more than 175 movies from 1909 to 1933. She snagged an Academy Award for 1929 talkie Coquette, as a short-haired Southern flirt, and played up her wide-eyed underdog beauty and sexuality as an orphan in movies such as 1920 melodramatic comedy Pollyanna. In 1920, she married her second husband, actor Douglas Fairbanks Sr., whom she co-founded the studio United Artists.  They also were two of the founders of the…

MARY PICKFORD rose through the ranks of theater and silent screen, acting in more than 175 movies from 1909 to 1933. She snagged an Academy Award for 1929 talkie Coquette, as a short-haired Southern flirt, and played up her wide-eyed underdog beauty and sexuality as an orphan in movies such as 1920 melodramatic comedy Pollyanna. In 1920, she married her second husband, actor Douglas Fairbanks Sr., whom she co-founded the studio United Artists. They also were two of the founders of the…

Mary Pickford, 1917-like this pic.  “Some men see things as they are and say ‘why’? I dream things that never were and say ‘why not’?”

Mary Pickford, 1917-like this pic. “Some men see things as they are and say ‘why’? I dream things that never were and say ‘why not’?”

Sid Grauman with Mary Pickford & Douglas Fairbanks at their hand and footprint ceremony at Grauman's Chinese Theater

Sid Grauman with Mary Pickford & Douglas Fairbanks at their hand and footprint ceremony at Grauman's Chinese Theater

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