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Mary pickford. example

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Mary Pickford American actress, producer and screenwriter. Early Life Born as Gladys Mary Smith on April 8, 1892, in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
Began performing at the age of five and known for a time as "Baby Gladys."
Toured for nine years until heading to New York to be on Broadway.
At 19 she was earning $150 dollars a week and was able to move her family into a prosperous New York neighborhood.
Made her Broadway debut in "The Warrens of Virginia" with the stage name of Mary Pickford. "Baby Gladys" Career While starring in films such as "Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm" (1917) and "Poor Little Rich Girl" (1917), Pickford also worked behind the scenes as a producer and founded the United Artists film company in 1919 with D. W. Griffith, Charlie Chaplin, and Douglas Fairbanks, Sr. She quickly became an international star, beloved for her beauty and charm. Soon she was know as "Little Mary," "America's Sweetheart," and later "World's Sweetheart." Hundreds of thousands of people lined the streets of Moscow when she visited the Soviet Union in 1926. Pickford starred in her first film in 1909 called "Her First Biscuits." 1909 Logo By 1916, Pickford was earning $10,000 a week and choosing her own scripts, cameraman, and director. Pickford in "Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm" (1917) Signing the United Artists Contract Personal Life Mary Pickford in "Star Night at the Cocoanut Grove" (1934), her only film appearance in Technicolor and her last film. She was 43 years old. Mary Pickford's Oscar Winning Performance in Coquette (1929) Married Owen Moore (1886–1939), an Irish-born silent film actor, on January 7, 1911. They didn't get along and lived apart for several years. Became secretly involved in a relationship with Douglas Fairbanks. They toured the U.S. together in 1918 to promote Liberty Bond sales for the World War I effort. Pickford divorced Moore on March 2, 1920, and married Fairbanks on March 28, 1920. They were incredibly famous worldwide and were often referred to as "Hollywood royalty." They also threw large parties at their Beverly Hills estate called "Pickfair." Her relationship with Fairbanks fell out when their careers began to founder and he became involved with another woman. On June 24, 1937, Pickford married her third husband, actor and band leader Charles 'Buddy' Rogers. They adopted two children, Roxanne (born 1944, adopted 1944) and Ronald Charles (born 1937, adopted 1943, a.k.a. Ron Pickford Rogers Mary Pickford was one of worlds first famous female movie stars and certainly one of the most successful women of her era. She continued to produce even after retiring from acting and worked on films such as "One Rainy Afternoon" (1936), "Susie Steps Out" (1946), and "Sleep, My Love" (1948). After becoming fairly reclusive in her later years, she died on May 29, 1979, in Santa Monica, California. Her mansion, Pickfair was sold ten months after her death for $5,362,000. She had intended to have all of her films destroyed after her death, fearing that no one would care about them but she was convinced not to do this. Her legacy boasts 249 films, two Oscar awards and a star on the walk of fame at Hollywood Blvd. "Make them laugh, make them cry, and back to laughter. What do people go to the theater for? An emotional exercise. . . . I am a servant of the people. I have never forgotten that." Pickford was awarded an Oscar for Lifetime Achievement in 1976. Pickford Center for Motion Picture Study in Hollywood, California dedicated in honor of Mary Pickford. The End Citations "Mary Pickford." International Dictionary of Films and Filmmakers. Vol. 3. Gale, 2000. Gale Biography In Context. Web. 26 Oct. 2012. http://ic.galegroup.com/ic/bic1/ReferenceDetailsPage/ReferenceDetailsWindow?failOverType=&query=&prodId=BIC1&windowstate=normal&contentModules=&mode=view&displayGroupName=Reference&limiter=&currPage=&disableHighlighting=false&source=&sortBy=&displayGroups=&search_within_results=&action=e&catId=&activityType=&scanId=&documentId=GALE%7CK1641401099
" Mary Pickford." 2012. Biography.com. web. 26 Oct 2012. http://www.biography.com/people/mary-pickford-9440298
"Biography for Mary Pickford." Hull, Ted. IMDB.com. web. 1990-2012 IMDb.com, Inc. 26 Oct 2012. http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0681933/bio "Pickfair" was a 56 acre estate in the city of Beverly Hills, California. Life Magazine described Pickfair as "a gathering place only slightly less important than the White House, and much more fun." By Moriah McKenna
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