Mary Pickford

Film Producer / Film Actress / Film Director / Screenwriter / Writer / Stage Actress / Actress | * 04/08/1892 († 87, 05/29/1979) | Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Gladys Louise Smith (April 8, 1892 – May 29, 1979), known professionally as Mary Pickford, was a Canadian-American film actress and producer with a career that spanned five decades. A pioneer in the American film industry, she co-founded Pickford–Fairbanks Studios and United Artists, and was one of the 36 founders of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Cited as "America's Sweetheart" during the silent film era, 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. She 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 with having defined the ingénue type in cinema. She was awarded the second Academy Award for Best Actress for her first sound film role in Coquette (1929), and she also received an Academy Honorary Award in 1976 in consideration of her contributions to American cinema. The American Film Institute ranked her as 24th in its 1999 list of greatest female stars of classic Holly... ()
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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)

Most frequent genres for this person: Drama | Comedies | Romance / Love

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Awards & Nominations for Mary Pickford

Academy Award for Best Actress Academy Honorary Award Canada's Walk of Fame Academy Award for Best Actress

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Movies with Mary Pickford as Actress(241)

as Herself - Actress (archive footage)2017 Cinecittà Babylon
as Herself (archive footage)2016 The Women Who Run Hollywood
as Herself (archive footage)2013 Birth of the Tramp
as Herself (Archive Footage)2008 Mary Pickford: The Muse of the Movies
as Herself (archive footage)2003 Chaplin Today: The Gold Rush
as Herself (archive footage) (uncredited)2002 The Tramp and the Dictator
as Herself / Numerous Roles (archive footage) (uncredited)1999 Mary Pickford: A Life on Film
as Herself(archive footage)1985 What Do Those Old Films Mean?
as Self (Archive Footage)1982 Hollywood’s Children
as (archive footage)1940 Cavalcade of the Academy Awards
as Herself (uncredited)1939 Hollywood Hobbies
as Mary Marlowe / Mary Carlton1933 Secrets
as Kiki1931 Kiki
as (archive footage)1931 The House That Shadows Built
as Norma Besant1929 Coquette
as Herself (archive footage)1927 One From Many
as The Virgin Mary1927 The Gaucho
as Maggie Johnson1927 My Best Girl
as Princess Isobel in Final Embrace - Cameo Appearance (uncredited)1926 The Black Pirate
as Molly1926 Sparrows
as Chariot Race Spectator (uncredited)1925 Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ
as Annabelle 'Little Annie' Rooney1925 Little Annie Rooney
as Dorothy Vernon1924 Dorothy Vernon of Haddon Hall
as Rosita, a street singer1923 Rosita
as Tessibel 'Tess' Skinner1922 Tess of the Storm Country
as Cedric Errol / Widow Errol1921 Little Lord Fauntleroy
as Angela Carlotti1921 The Love Light
as Jeanne1921 Through The Back Door
as Pollyanna Whittier1920 Pollyanna
as Amanda Afflick1920 Suds
as Amy Burke1919 The Hoodlum
as Judy Abbott1919 Daddy-Long-Legs
as Mavis Hawn1919 Heart o' the Hills
as Mary MacTavish1919 Captain Kidd, Jr.
as Miss Stella Maris / Unity Blake1918 Stella Maris
as Mayme1918 100% American
as Melissa 'M'liss' Smith1918 M'Liss
as Amarilly Jenkins1918 Amarilly of Clothes-Line Alley
as Johanna Renssaller1918 Johanna Enlists
as Jean Mackaye1918 How Could You, Jean?
as Marget MacTavish1917 The Pride of the Clan
as Rebecca Randall1917 Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm
as Angela Moore1917 The Little American
as Sara Crewe1917 A Little Princess
as Jenny Lawrence1917 A Romance of the Redwoods
as Peppina1916 Poor Little Peppina
as Hulda1916 Hulda from Holland
as Molly O1916 The Foundling
as Radha1916 Less Than the Dust
as Louise1916 The Eternal Grind
as Cho-Cho-San1915 Madame Butterfly
as Nell Gwynn1915 Mistress Nell
as Nell Gwyn1915 Mistress Nell
as Fanchon, the cricket1915 Fanchon, the Cricket
as 'Little Pal'1915 Little Pal
as Molly O1915 The Foundling
as Jane Stuart1915 A Girl of Yesterday
as Rags / Alice McCloud1915 Rags
as Esmeralda Rogers1915 Esmeralda
as Cinderella1914 Cinderella
as Juliet1914 A Good Little Devil
as Nina1914 Hearts Adrift
as Queen Anna Victoria1914 Such a Little Queen
as Dolly Lane1914 Behind the Scenes
as Tessibel Skinner1914 Tess of the Storm Country
as Anemone Breckenridge1914 The Eagle's Mate
as Nance Olden1913 In the Bishop's Carriage
as Jessie - the Slavey1913 The Unwelcome Guest
as Mercy Baxter1913 Caprice
as Faro Kate1912 With the Enemy's Help
as The Rich Italian's Daughter1912 The Inner Circle
as Lena1912 Lena and the Geese
as Dora - the Orphan1912 Friends
as The Woman1912 Won by a Fish
as Iola1912 Iola's Promise
as The Wife1912 The One She Loved
as The Mexican Girl1912 Fate's Interception
as Mrs. Jim Holcomb1912 The Narrow Road
as The Indian Girl1912 A Pueblo Legend
as Nora, the Waif1912 The School Teacher and the Waif
as The Miner's Wife's Sister1912 The Female of the Species
as The Widow's Daughter1912 An Indian Summer
as The Young Woman1912 A Beast at Bay
as Mary Fuller1912 Honor Thy Father
as The Young Woman1912 So Near, Yet So Far
as The Little Net-Mender1912 The Mender of Nets
as The Young Woman1912 Just Like a Woman
as The Young Woman1912 Home Folks
as The Daughter1912 A Feud in the Kentucky Hills
as The Mexican Girl1912 A Lodging for the Night
as Mrs. Nordell - Heroine of the Movie within the Movie, 'The Wife's Desertion'1912 A Timely Repentance
as The Confederate Captain's Sweetheart1912 The Informer
as The Old Actor's Daughter1912 The Old Actor
as The Wife1912 My Baby
as Ruth1911 Her Darkest Hour
as Unknown Role1911 Tracked
as Sadie Allen1911 Back to the Soil
as The Girl1911 The Skating Bug
as Lillian Garvey - a Salvation Army Lass1911 The Better Way
as Mrs Warren1911 At a Quarter of Two
as Miss Kelsomine1911 The Caddy's Dream
as Nello1911 The Stampede
as Unknown Role1911 The Rose's Story
as Unknown Role1911 The Sentinel Asleep
as Mary1911 How Mary Fixed it
as Edith Morton - The Fair Dentist1911 The Fair Dentist
as Madge Spotwood1911 For Her Brother's Sake
as Tessie1911 When a Man Loves
as Elsie Keene1911 Maid or Man
as Alice Barton - the Farmer's Daughter1911 The Toss of a Coin
as Polly Berry - the Lighthouse Keeper's Daughter1911 The Lighthouse Keeper
as Little Vera - the Model1911 The Portrait
as Flora Powell1911 A Gasoline Engagement
as Unconfimed Role1911 Pictureland
as Paula, The Fishing-Maid1911 The Fisher-Maid
as Undetermined Role (unconfirmed)1911 From the Bottom of the Sea
as Princess Gilda1911 For the Queen's Honor
as Agnes Boyd1911 The Convert
as Little Red Riding Hood1911 Little Red Riding Hood
as Amy Gordon1911 The Call of the Song
as Dorothy1911 The Mirror
as Louise Spencer1911 The Message in the Bottle
as Unknown Role1911 The Secret of the Palm
as Alice1911 The Italian Barber
as Florence Williams1911 Behind the Stockade
as Grace1911 'Tween Two Loves
as Elsie Graham1911 The Master and the Man
as Artful Kate Stanley1911 Artful Kate
as Mary1911 Three Sisters
as Polly Biblett1911 Sweet Memories
as Mrs. Kirby1911 His Dress Shirt
as Lola1911 A Manly Man
as Nell Herbert1911 The Dream
as Gertrude Edgar1911 Second Sight
as Dorothy, The Wife1911 When the Cat's Away
as Mrs. Crawford1911 Science
as George's Wife1910 The Smoker
as Mary1910 A Lucky Toothache
as Bessie1910 A Lucky Toothache
as Mabel Brown1910 Muggsy's First Sweetheart
as The Chief of Police's Son's Fiancée1910 Waiter No. 5
as Martha1910 What the Daisy Said
as Masie1910 A Gold Necklace
as Mazie1910 A Gold Necklace
as Miss Wilkins1910 Simple Charity
as Miss Wilkins (as Gladys Nicholson)1910 Simple Charity
as Betty1910 White Roses
as Mary Petersby1910 The Woman from Mellon's
as Peggy1910 Wilful Peggy
as The Wife's Friend1910 A Victim of Jealousy
as The Lacemaker1910 Love Among the Roses
as May1910 May and December
as Molly Hendricks1910 The Twisted Trail
as The Daughter as an Adult1910 The Unchanging Sea
as Edith1910 A Plain Song
as Ramona1910 Ramona
as Grace1910 A Child's Impulse
as A Mexican1910 The Two Brothers
as A Messenger1910 The Call to Arms
as The Young Woman1910 All on Account of the Milk
as Mary Vance1910 The Newlyweds
as Alice Vance1910 The Newlyweds
as Jennie1910 A Rich Revenge
as Myrtle1910 The Thread of Destiny
as The Girl1910 Never Again
as Bessie1909 They Would Elope
as The Outlaw's Daughter, as an Adult1909 The Heart of an Outlaw
as Marion's Sister1909 Two Memories
as Winnie, Mabel's Cousin1909 The Way of Man
as Giannina, Taddeo's Daughter1909 The Violin Maker of Cremona
as Woman on Sidewalk1909 The Gibson Goddess
as A young woman in the street1909 His Duty
as On street/In store1909 The Peachbasket Hat
as Nellie1909 Tender Hearts
as Poor Mother's Elder Daughter (uncredited)1909 The Country Doctor
as Mary1909 His Lost Love
as Mary1909 What's Your Hurry?
as The Widow's Daughter1909 The Awakening
as Bessie Wright1909 His Wife's Visitor
as Girl in crowd1909 Pippa Passes
as Biscuit Victim1909 Her First Biscuits
as Alice Ashford1909 The Restoration
as Nellie Burt1909 The Trick that Failed
as Agnes Hailey1909 To Save Her Soul
as Kittie Ryan1909 The Renunciation
as Alice1909 Sweet and Twenty
as Partygoer1909 In Old Kentucky
as A Lady-in-Waiting1909 The Sealed Room
as A Young Girl At Court1909 The Slave
as Ruth King1909 The Broken Locket
as The Maid1909 The Seventh Day
as The Little Teacher1909 The Little Teacher
as An Extra1909 Through the Breakers
as At party1909 The Faded Lilies
as The Señorita1909 The Mexican Sweethearts
as Blue Cloud's Wife1909 The Indian Runner's Romance
as Bessie1909 Oh, Uncle!
as Girl at Henry Brainard's1909 In the Watches of the Night
as Messenger's Sister1909 1776, or The Hessian Renegades
as The Maid1909 The Necklace
as Second Couple1909 Lines of White on a Sullen Sea
as Miss Lucy1909 Getting Even
as A Disguised Servant1909 The Cardinal's Conspiracy
as Eleanor1909 A Midnight Adventure
as Bessie1909 The Test
as Harum-Scarum, a Mountain Girl1909 The Mountaineer's Honor
as Mary1909 The Son's Return
as Little Darling1909 The Little Darling

Movies with Mary Pickford as Crew(33)

Production/Producer1949 Love Happy
Production/Producer1948 Sleep, My Love
Production/Producer1947 White Cradle Inn
Production/Producer1947 Stork Bites Man
Production/Executive Producer1946 Little Iodine
Production/Producer1936 One Rainy Afternoon
Production/Executive Producer1933 Secrets
Production/Producer1927 My Best Girl
Production/Producer1926 Sparrows
Production/Producer1925 Little Annie Rooney
Writing/Writer1925 Little Annie Rooney
Directing/Director1924 Dorothy Vernon of Haddon Hall
Production/Producer1924 Dorothy Vernon of Haddon Hall
Production/Producer1923 Rosita
Production/Producer1922 Tess of the Storm Country
Production/Producer1921 Little Lord Fauntleroy
Production/Producer1921 The Love Light
Production/Producer1921 Through The Back Door
Production/Producer1920 Pollyanna
Production/Producer1920 Suds
Production/Executive Producer1919 The Hoodlum
Production/Producer1919 Daddy-Long-Legs
Production/Executive Producer1918 Johanna Enlists
Production/Producer1918 How Could You, Jean?
Production/Producer1917 The Little American
Production/Producer1917 A Little Princess
Production/Producer1916 Poor Little Peppina
Production/Producer1916 Less Than the Dust
Writing/Writer1914 Hearts Adrift
Writing/Screenplay1912 Lena and the Geese
Writing/Writer1911 Madame Rex
Writing/Screenplay1909 The Awakening
Writing/Writer1909 The Day After

Born: Friday, 04/08 1892 (April) in Toronto
Died: Tuesday, 05/29 1979 (May) in Santa Monica (aged: 87)
Zodiac sign: Aries (Chinese zodiac sign: Dragon)
Languages: English (EN)
Spouses (current/former): Owen Moore, Douglas Fairbanks, Charles Rogers
Father: John Charles Smith
Mother: Charlotte Hennessy
Other names for Mary Pickford (nicknames, foreign languages etc.):
"Baby Gladys"
"Gladys Marie Smith"
"Catherine Hennessey"
"Dorothy Nicholson"
"Gladys Nicholson"
"Baby Gladys Smith"
"Gladys Louise Smith"
Mary Pickford frequently works together with these people:
D. W. Griffith (119x, Crew)
Owen Moore (48x, Actor)
Kate Bruce (42x, Actress)
James Kirkwood (40x, Actor)
Thomas H. Ince (40x, Crew)
Mack Sennett (36x, Crew)
Arthur V. Johnson (28x, Actor)
Henry B. Walthall (23x, Actor)
Douglas Fairbanks (23x, Actor)
Billy Quirk (23x, Actor)
Frances Marion (22x, Crew)
WatchPlayStream ID: PEOPLE:4417, Added: 03/23/2018, Last updated: 10/18/2020