Mary Pickford – “America’s Sweetheart”

Mary Pickford (April 8, 1892 – May 29, 1979) was a Canadian-born 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,” Mary Pickford was one of the Canadian pioneers in early Hollywood and a significant figure in the development of film acting.

Mary Pickford c.1915 portrait

Mary Pickford c.1915

Mary Pickford 1920

Mary Pickford 1920

Jack Pickford (costumed for Tom Sawyer), Mary Pickford (costumed for A Little Princess), and William S. Hart (costumed for The Silent Man) clown around on the Famous Players-Lasky lot, probably during lunch hour, in late 1917

Jack Pickford (costumed for Tom Sawyer), Mary Pickford (costumed for A Little Princess), and William S. Hart (costumed for The Silent Man) clown around on the Famous Players-Lasky lot, probably during lunch hour, in late 1917

Mary Pickford with Matt Moore and John St. Polis -- "Coquette" 1929

Mary Pickford with Matt Moore and John St. Polis — “Coquette” 1929

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