Mary Pickford

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United States film actress (born in Canada) who starred in silent films (1893-1979)

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Mary Pickford, Talkies ended her The Jazz Singer with Broadway star Al Jolson came out and everything changed as the first words ever uttered in a movie were heard: "Wait a minute, wait a minute, you ain't heard nothin' yet
The non-profit organisation was founded in 1921 by Charlie Chaplin, Douglas Fairbanks and Mary Pickford, among others.
Griffith was also instrumental in establishing the star system after co-founding the United Artists film studio in 1919 with Charlie Chaplin, Mary Pickford and Douglas Fairbanks.
1933 -- Actress Mary Pickford named first woman grand marshal.
She tells me that the Hollywood star who threatened her daughter-in-law with the words "I will kill you if you ever make me a grandmother" was Mary Pickford.
Jewels The Star of Bombay and The Star of India were once both owned by the silent movie star Mary Pickford.
She pasted photographs, mostly of Mary Pickford, on the meat wrappers.
Hollywood caught on to the scenic area early; Mary Pickford, Judy Garland, Rudolph Valentino, Charlie Chaplin, and Mickey Rooney all had homes here, and in 1920 showbiz types founded the Laguna Playhouse, the oldest continuously operating theater company on the West Coast.
From the superstars like Mary Pickford, Theda Bara, and Francis Marion, to the anonymous and largely forgotten who moved the fledgling cinema from the silent era into the age of sound, this is a seminal work of remarkable scholarship that also includes appendices of female child stars.
During his time with the company, Griffith developed a stock company of players that at one time or another included all the major female stars of the silent screen: Dorothy and Lillian Gish, Blanche Sweet, Mabel Normand, Mac Marsh, and his Canadian contingent, Florence Lawrence, Mary Pickford and Florence LaBadie.
DeMille's Joan the Woman was a masterpiece of propaganda billed as "an age-old call to a modern crusade"; in The Little American, America's Sweetheart, Toronto's own Mary Pickford, declares "I was neutral until I saw your men attack innocent women and murder old men," after confronting a Prussian officer whose men had raped a young French girl.
DeMille premiered films starring Mary Pickford, Douglas Fairbanks, Rudolph Valentino, Gloria Swanson and Clara Bow in the majestic Paramount Theatre inside.
President Clinton's delight in the company of movie stars would have been well understood by President William Howard Taft, who learned the lesson of modern celebrity in the summer of 1911 when he found himself traveling on a train with Mary Pickford and Francis X.
From April 16 through May, the museum will display a spectacular collection on loan from the Smithsonian Institution, including a 127-carat diamond, Marie Antoniette's diamond earrings, and the 182-carat Star of Bombay sapphire (Actress Mary Pickford used to play catch with it).