Mary Pickford

1892 - 1979

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Gladys Marie 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". Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Mary Pickford has received more than 3,436,036 page views. Her biography is available in 79 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 78 in 2019). Mary Pickford is the 506th most popular actor (down from 478th in 2019), the 36th most popular biography from Canada (up from 41st in 2019) and the 7th most popular Canadian Actor.

Mary Pickford was an actress in the early 1900s. She was one of the first people to become a movie star and she was the first person to be called a movie star.

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Among actors, Mary Pickford ranks 506 out of 10,030Before her are Natalie Portman, Nathalie Delon, Bolo Yeung, Alida Valli, David Hasselhoff, and Billy Bob Thornton. After her are Nebahat Çehre, Christian Bale, Jean Seberg, Maureen O'Hara, Claudine Auger, and Danielle Darrieux.

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Among people born in 1892, Mary Pickford ranks 45Before her are E. H. Carr, Nikolai Kondratiev, Sir Arthur Harris, 1st Baronet, Corneille Heymans, William P. Murphy, and V. Gordon Childe. After her are Władysław Anders, Johannes Frießner, Erich Auerbach, Alexandre Koyré, József Mindszenty, and Bolesław Bierut. Among people deceased in 1979, Mary Pickford ranks 32Before her are Francisco Macías Nguema, Rachele Mussolini, Wilhelm Bittrich, Sonia Delaunay, Bertil Ohlin, and Werner Forssmann. After her are Jean Seberg, Robert Burns Woodward, Zulfikar Ali Bhutto, Peggy Guggenheim, Edvard Kardelj, and Cecilia Payne-Gaposchkin.

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Among people born in Canada, Mary Pickford ranks 36 out of 1,130Before her are Henry Mintzberg (1939), Pierre Trudeau (1919), William Giauque (1895), Richard E. Taylor (1929), Bryan Adams (1959), and Oscar Peterson (1925). After her are Jim Peebles (1935), Pamela Anderson (1967), John Charles Fields (1863), Howard Shore (1946), Oswald Avery (1877), and Robert Mundell (1932).

Among ACTORS In Canada

Among actors born in Canada, Mary Pickford ranks 7Before her are Leslie Nielsen (1926), Donald Sutherland (1935), Christopher Plummer (1929), Jim Carrey (1962), Michael J. Fox (1961), and William Shatner (1931). After her are Pamela Anderson (1967), Lois Maxwell (1927), Dan Aykroyd (1952), Ryan Reynolds (1976), Glenn Ford (1916), and Conrad Bain (1923).

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