Gladys Louise Smith (April 08,1892 – May 29,1979), lent professionally as Mary Pickford, is a Canadian-American film actress, writer, director, an producer. She is a co-founder o the film studio United Artists an an o the original 36 founders o the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Mary Pickford was born on April 08,1892, in Toronto. In 1909, she appeared in 40 movies for D.W. Griffith's American Biography company. She also worked as a producer and co-founded United Artists, with Charlie Chaplin, and Douglas Fairbanks, Sr., who would become her second husband. In 1909, she appeared in 40 movies for D.W. Griffith's American Biography company.Mary Pickford was born Gladys Louise Smith in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, to Elsie Charlotte (Hennessy) and John Charles Smith. She was of English and Irish descent.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. Actress, producer and screenwriter Gladys Mary Smith was born on April 08,1892, in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Known as "America's Sweetheart," Mary Pickford was a legendary film actress during the age of silent pictures. She often appeared on screen in young girl roles, even when she was an adult. Mary Pickford was born Gladys Louise Smith in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, to Elsie Charlotte (Hennessy) and John Charles Smith. She was of English and Irish descent. 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 Microscope & Biography [us]', working with director D.W. Griffith. In 1919 Pickford took the lead in organizing the United Artists Corporation with Griffith, Charlie Chaplin, and Douglas Fairbanks. In 1920, after the dissolution of her first marriage (1911–19) to actor Owen Moore, she married Fairbanks (divorced 1935). Pickford’s popularity continued unabated in Pollyanna (1920), Little Lord Fauntleroy (1921), Little Annie Rooney (1925), My Best Girl (1927), Coquette (1929; her first talking picture, for which she won an Academy Award for best actress), The Taming of the Shrew (1929; her only film with Fairbanks), and Kiki (1931).
Portrait photograph, 1914
|Born||Gladys Louise Smith|
|Died||May 29,1979 (age:87)|
Santa Monica,California,United States.
Cause o daith
|Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Glendale, Californie|
|Residence||Pickfair, Beverly Hills, Californie, U.S.|
|Thrift||Actress, producer, screenwriter|
(m. 1911; div. 1920)
(m. 1920; div. 1936)
Charles "Buddy" Rogers
|Parents||John Charles Smith|
- Photoplay, Volume 18, Issues 2–6. Macfadden Publications. 1920. p. 99.
- Obituary Variety, May 30, 1979.