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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 Two Memories 1909-05-23
Latest Project:
Movie Cinecittà Babylon 2017-06-14
Known For
Poster of Douglas Fairbanks: The Great Swashbuckler
Poster of Hollywood’s Children
Poster of Hollywood My Home Town
Poster of Cavalcade of the Academy Awards
Movie Cinecittà Babylon Herself - Actress (archive footage) 2017-06-14
Movie The Women Who Run Hollywood Herself (archive footage) 2016-05-16
Movie Birth of the Tramp Self (archive footage) 2013-12-29
Movie Sigrid Holmquist Sigrid Holmquist (archive footage) 2010-10-08
Movie Mary Pickford: The Muse of the Movies Herself (Archive Footage) 2008-08-29
Movie Why Be Good?: Sexuality & Censorship in Early Cinema Unknown 2007-05-23
Movie Douglas Fairbanks: The Great Swashbuckler Self (archive footage) 2005-08-09
Movie Chaplin Today: The Gold Rush Herself (archive footage) 2003-07-01
Movie D.W. Griffith - Years of Discovery 1909-1913 Unknown 2002-09-10
Movie The Tramp and the Dictator Self (archive footage) (uncredited) 2002-02-14
Movie Mary Pickford: A Life on Film Herself / Numerous Roles (archive footage) (uncredited) 1999-01-01
Movie Star Power: The Creation Of United Artists (archive footage) 1998-01-01
Movie What Do Those Old Films Mean? Herself(archive footage) 1985-11-16
Movie Hollywood’s Children Self (archive footage) 1982-02-24
Movie Hollywood My Home Town Unknown 1965-12-31
Movie Hollywood Without Make-Up Unknown 1963-07-01
Movie Hedda Hopper’s Hollywood No. 6 Herself 1942-10-05
Movie Hedda Hopper's Hollywood No. 2 Unknown 1941-12-05
Movie Cavalcade of the Academy Awards (archive footage) 1940-07-31
Movie Hollywood Hobbies Herself (uncredited) 1939-05-03
Movie Star Night at the Cocoanut Grove Herself 1934-12-01
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 Coquette Norma Besant 1929-03-30
Movie The Taming of the Shrew Unknown 1929-10-26
Movie My Best Girl Maggie Johnson 1927-10-31
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 The Black Pirate Princess Isobel in Final Embrace - Cameo Appearance (uncredited) 1926-03-08
Movie Sparrows Molly 1926-09-19
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 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 Little Lord Fauntleroy Cedric Errol / Widow Errol 1921-09-15
Movie Through The Back Door Jeanne 1921-05-05
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 Heart o' the Hills Mavis Hawn 1919-11-30
Movie The Hoodlum Amy Burke 1919-08-31
Movie M'Liss Melissa 'M'liss' Smith 1918-05-05
Movie Stella Maris Miss Stella Maris / Unity Blake 1918-01-21
Movie How Could You, Jean? Jean Mackaye 1918-06-29
Movie Amarilly of Clothes-Line Alley Amarilly Jenkins 1918-03-10
Movie Cupid Angling Unknown 1918-07-18
Movie 100% American Mayme 1918-10-04
Movie Johanna Enlists Johanna Renssaller 1918-09-14
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 Unknown 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 Fanchon, the Cricket Fanchon, the Cricket 1915-05-10
Movie Little Pal 'Little Pal' 1915-07-01
Movie Mistress Nell Nell Gwyn 1915-02-01
Movie Esmeralda Esmeralda Rogers 1915-09-06
Movie The Foundling Molly O 1915-08-01
Movie Madame Butterfly Cho-Cho-San 1915-11-07
Movie A Girl of Yesterday Jane Stuart 1915-10-07
Movie Rags Rags / Alice McCloud 1915-08-02
Movie A Good Little Devil Juliet 1914-03-01
Movie Hearts Adrift Nina 1914-02-09
Movie Tess of the Storm Country Tessibel Skinner 1914-03-30
Movie Behind the Scenes Dolly Lane 1914-10-26
Movie Cinderella Cinderella 1914-12-28
Movie Such a Little Queen Queen Anna Victoria 1914-09-20
Movie The Eagle's Mate Anemone Breckenridge 1914-07-10
Movie The Unwelcome Guest Jessie - the Slavey 1913-03-15
Movie In the Bishop's Carriage Nance Olden 1913-09-10
Movie Caprice Mercy Baxter 1913-11-10
Movie The Old Actor The Old Actor's Daughter 1912-05-06
Movie A Lodging for the Night The Mexican Girl 1912-05-09
Movie A Beast at Bay The Young Woman 1912-05-26
Movie Home Folks The Young Woman 1912-06-06
Movie Just Like a Woman The Young Woman 1912-04-18
Movie The Female of the Species The Miner's Wife's Sister 1912-04-15
Movie The Mender of Nets The Little Net-Mender 1912-02-15
Movie Honor Thy Father Mary Fuller 1912-02-09
Movie A Timely Repentance Mrs. Nordell - Heroine of the Movie within the Movie, 'The Wife's Desertion' 1912-03-11
Movie Iola's Promise Iola 1912-03-14
Movie Fate's Interception The Mexican Girl 1912-04-08
Movie Lena and the Geese Lena 1912-06-17
Movie Won by a Fish The Woman 1912-04-22
Movie The One She Loved The Wife 1912-10-21
Movie A Feud in the Kentucky Hills The Daughter 1912-10-03
Movie My Baby The Wife 1912-11-14
Movie The Informer The Confederate Captain's Sweetheart 1912-11-21
Movie The School Teacher and the Waif Nora, the Waif 1912-06-26
Movie So Near, Yet So Far The Young Woman 1912-09-29
Movie The New York Hat Unknown 1912-12-05
Movie The Narrow Road Mrs. Jim Holcomb 1912-08-01
Movie An Indian Summer The Widow's Daughter 1912-07-08
Movie Friends Dora - the Orphan 1912-09-22
Movie The Inner Circle The Rich Italian's Daughter 1912-08-12
Movie With the Enemy's Help Faro Kate 1912-08-19
Movie A Pueblo Legend The Indian Girl 1912-08-29
Movie The Secret of the Palm Unknown Role 1911-03-13
Movie The Fisher-Maid Paula, The Fishing-Maid 1911-03-16
Movie A Decree of Destiny Mary 1911-03-06
Movie In Old Madrid Unknown 1911-03-20
Movie Tracked Unknown Role 1911-03-06
Movie The Message in the Bottle Louise Spencer 1911-03-09
Movie While There is hope, There is Life Unknown Role 1911-04-24
Movie A Manly Man Lola 1911-02-27
Movie The Fair Dentist Edith Morton - The Fair Dentist 1911-05-08
Movie Second Sight Gertrude Edgar 1911-05-01
Movie The Stampede Nello 1911-04-17
Movie Sweet Memories Polly Biblett 1911-03-27
Movie Three Sisters Mary 1911-02-02
Movie The Dream Nell Herbert 1911-01-23
Movie Maid or Man Elsie Keene 1911-01-30
Movie The Italian Barber Alice 1911-01-09
Movie Their First Misunderstanding Mae Darcy 1911-01-09
Movie When a Man Loves Tessie 1911-01-05
Movie The Mirror Dorothy 1911-02-09
Movie When the Cat's Away Dorothy, The Wife 1911-02-09
Movie For Her Brother's Sake Madge Spotwood 1911-05-11
Movie Pictureland Unconfimed Role 1911-02-20
Movie The Convert Agnes Boyd 1911-02-16
Movie Her Darkest Hour Ruth 1911-02-13
Movie Artful Kate Artful Kate Stanley 1911-02-23
Movie 'Tween Two Loves Grace 1911-09-28
Movie His Dress Shirt Mrs. Kirby 1911-10-30
Movie From the Bottom of the Sea Undetermined Role (unconfirmed) 1911-11-20
Movie The Better Way Lillian Garvey - a Salvation Army Lass 1911-10-12
Movie The Sentinel Asleep Unknown Role 1911-10-09
Movie The Rose's Story Unknown Role 1911-10-02
Movie The Courting of Mary Mary 1911-11-26
Movie Love Heeds Not Showers Mary 1911-12-03
Movie The Master and the Man Elsie Graham 1911-05-15
Movie The Caddy's Dream Miss Kelsomine 1911-12-31
Movie How Mary Fixed it Mary 1911-12-31
Movie The Portrait Little Vera - the Model 1911-12-28
Movie The Toss of a Coin Alice Barton - the Farmer's Daughter 1911-08-31
Movie Little Red Riding Hood Little Red Riding Hood 1911-12-17
Movie In the Sultan's Garden Haidee 1911-07-03
Movie Back to the Soil Sadie Allen 1911-06-08
Movie As a Boy Dreams Unknown 1911-08-13
Movie The Lighthouse Keeper Polly Berry - the Lighthouse Keeper's Daughter 1911-05-18
Movie For the Queen's Honor Princess Gilda 1911-07-06
Movie Behind the Stockade Florence Williams 1911-06-12
Movie A Gasoline Engagement Flora Powell 1911-07-10
Movie The Skating Bug The Girl 1911-07-31
Movie The Call of the Song Amy Gordon 1911-08-13
Movie Science Mrs. Crawford 1911-07-24
Movie At a Quarter of Two Mrs Warren 1911-07-13
Movie The Unchanging Sea The Daughter as an Adult 1910-05-05
Movie The Two Brothers A Mexican 1910-05-12
Movie Ramona Ramona 1910-05-23
Movie Love Among the Roses The Lacemaker 1910-05-08
Movie A Victim of Jealousy The Wife's Friend 1910-06-09
Movie May and December May 1910-06-20
Movie A Romance of the Western Hills Unknown 1910-04-10
Movie Never Again The Girl 1910-06-20
Movie In the Season of Buds Mabel 1910-06-02
Movie The Newlyweds Alice Vance 1910-03-03
Movie The Woman from Mellon's Mary Petersby 1910-02-03
Movie All on Account of the Milk The Young Woman 1910-01-13
Movie Muggsy's First Sweetheart Mabel Brown 1910-06-30
Movie The Englishman and the Girl The Girl 1910-02-17
Movie The Thread of Destiny Myrtle 1910-03-07
Movie The Smoker George's Wife 1910-03-31
Movie The Twisted Trail Molly Hendricks 1910-03-24
Movie A Rich Revenge Jennie 1910-04-07
Movie As It Is in Life Unknown 1910-04-04
Movie A Lucky Toothache Bessie 1910-10-13
Movie That Chink at Golden Gulch Unknown 1910-10-10
Movie A Gold Necklace Masie 1910-10-06
Movie Waiter No. 5 The Chief of Police's Son's Fiancée 1910-11-03
Movie The Song of the Wildwood Flute Dove Eyes 1910-11-21
Movie What the Daisy Said Martha 1910-07-11
Movie White Roses Betty 1910-12-22
Movie A Plain Song Edith 1910-11-28
Movie Muggsy Becomes a Hero Mabel 1910-09-01
Movie Simple Charity Miss Wilkins 1910-11-10
Movie A Child's Impulse Grace 1910-07-19
Movie A Flash of Light Unknown 1910-07-17
Movie Wilful Peggy Peggy 1910-08-24
Movie An Arcadian Maid Unknown 1910-08-01
Movie The Call to Arms A Messenger 1910-07-25
Movie The Sorrows of the Unfaithful Mary 1910-08-22
Movie The Usurer Invalid Daughter 1910-08-14
Movie When We Were in Our 'Teens Mary 1910-08-18
Movie Sweet and Twenty Alice 1909-07-22
Movie The Renunciation Kittie Ryan 1909-07-19
Movie Tender Hearts Nellie 1909-07-19
Movie The Slave A Slave Girl 1909-07-29
Movie The Cardinal's Conspiracy A Disguised Servant 1909-07-12
Movie The Indian Runner's Romance Blue Cloud's Wife 1909-08-22
Movie The Country Doctor Poor Mother's Elder Daughter (uncredited) 1909-07-08
Movie The Seventh Day The Maid 1909-08-26
Movie His Wife's Visitor Bessie Wright 1909-08-19
Movie They Would Elope Bessie 1909-08-09
Movie A Strange Meeting Unknown 1909-08-01
Movie The Violin Maker of Cremona Giannina, Taddeo's Daughter 1909-06-07
Movie The Lonely Villa Unknown 1909-06-10
Movie Oh, Uncle! Bessie 1909-08-26
Movie His Duty A young woman in the street 1909-05-31
Movie Two Memories Marion's Sister 1909-05-23
Movie The Son's Return Mary 1909-06-14
Movie Her First Biscuits Biscuit Victim 1909-06-17
Movie The Way of Man Winnie, Mabel's Cousin 1909-06-28
Movie The Peachbasket Hat On street/In store 1909-06-24
Movie The Mexican Sweethearts The Señorita 1909-06-24
Movie The Faded Lilies At party 1909-06-17
Movie The Necklace The Maid 1909-07-01
Movie His Lost Love Mary 1909-10-18
Movie A Midnight Adventure Eleanor 1909-11-18
Movie The Light That Came Unknown 1909-11-11
Movie The Restoration Alice Ashford 1909-11-08
Movie What's Your Hurry? Mary 1909-11-01
Movie The Mountaineer's Honor Harum-Scarum, a Mountain Girl 1909-11-24
Movie The Trick that Failed Nellie Burt 1909-11-29
Movie The Heart of an Outlaw The Outlaw's Daughter, as an Adult 1909-12-31
Movie To Save Her Soul Agnes Hailey 1909-12-27
Movie The Test Bessie 1909-12-16
Movie Through the Breakers An Extra 1909-12-06
Movie The Gibson Goddess Woman on Sidewalk 1909-11-01
Movie Lines of White on a Sullen Sea Second Couple 1909-10-27
Movie The Broken Locket Ruth King 1909-09-16
Movie Getting Even Miss Lucy 1909-09-12
Movie 1776, or The Hessian Renegades Messenger's Sister 1909-09-06
Movie The Sealed Room A Lady-in-Waiting 1909-09-02
Movie In Old Kentucky Partygoer 1909-09-20
Movie The Awakening The Widow's Daughter 1909-09-29
Movie In the Watches of the Night Girl at Henry Brainard's 1909-10-25
Movie The Little Teacher The Little Teacher 1909-10-11
Movie Pippa Passes Girl in crowd 1909-10-03
Movie The Little Darling Little Darling 1909-09-01