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Mary Pickford
Birth: Apr. 8, 1892
Toronto
Toronto Municipality
Ontario, Canada
Death: May 29, 1979

Legendary Actress. Born Gladys Louise Smith on April 8, 1892 in Toronto Canada. The eldest of three children, Mary was devoted to her mother, Charlotte, who was left alone to raise the children when Mary's father died in a work related accident. Mary was four years old. When the family moved to America, Mary helped support the family by working as a child actress in the theatre. She then introduced herself to the movie producer David Belasco who put her to work and changed her name to Mary Pickford. In 1909, her film career began when she joined the Biograph company in New York under the direction of D.W. Griffith. Over the next 2 years, she starred in over 79 films at Biograph and met and married her first husband Owen Moore, a fellow actor. Mary joined the IMP Company in 1911 which was run by Thomas Ince, a director. Her stay was short, and she rejoined Biograph in 1912. She later joined Famous Players(later Paramount Pictures) in 1913 and started making feature films. Her fame and fortune grew and Mary was nicknamed America's Sweetheart. By 1917, she was so famous that she set off on a war bonds tour with Charlie Chaplin and Douglas Fairbanks, Sr.. She began her affair with Fairbanks during the tour and after divorcing Owen Moore, they were married in 1920 and became even more popular as a couple. They were treated like Hollywood royalty and drew famous names to their home named Pickfair. Throughout the 20's Mary slowed down her film production to one quality picture per year, but by the end of the decade her screen persona was looking dated and Mary decided to change it. With a new shorter haircut and in her first talking picture, Coquette, in 1929, she won the Oscar for Best Actress. Unfortunately, she became another casualty of talking pictures and her career was over by 1933. By 1936 her marriage to Fairbanks was over. In 1937 she married Buddy Rogers, a marriage that lasted over 43 years. She then busied herself with film production work and charity work. In 1976, she received the Lifetime Acheivement Award at the Academy Awards ceremony. She died on May 29, 1979 of a cerebral hemorrhage. (bio by: Marta Monk) 
 
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 Spouses:
  Douglas Fairbanks (1883 - 1939)
  Buddy Rogers (1904 - 1999)*
 
*Calculated relationship

Cause of death: Cerebral hemorrhage
 
Burial:
Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Glendale)
Glendale
Los Angeles County
California, USA
Plot: Garden of Memory, east wall, large white sarcophagus
 
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Record added: Jan 01, 2001
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Since We've Never Met, I Came To Visit You Today Mary, May You Rest In Eternal Peace.
- Robert David Miller
 Added: Jul. 23, 2014
I just loved all your pictures.You showed Hollywood just how A lady leaves when its time. Love S.V.
- Suz Valentino
 Added: Jul. 21, 2014
I just loved all your pictures.You showed Hollywood just how A lady leaves when its time. Love S.V.
- Suz Valentino
 Added: Jul. 21, 2014
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