Knowledge Identifier: +Mary_Pickford
Category: Movies & TV
Born in 1892.
Countries: United States (68%), California (9%), United Kingdom (4%)
Linked to: United Artists, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, Paramount Pictures, American Film Institute
Lottie Pickford - In 1907 Mary adopted the stage name ' Mary Pickford'
Pickford added to her 1909 Biographs with films from California
Florence La Badie - She had appeared in 185 films since 1909, 32 fewer than Mary Pickford's 217 films during the same period
Blanche Sweet - By 1910 she had become a rival to Mary Pickford, who had started for Griffith the year before
Cinema of the United States - They were quickly followed by others who either built new studios or who leased facilities in Fort Lee. In the 1910s and 1920s, film companies such as the Independent Moving Pictures Company, Peerless Studios, The Solax Company, Éclair Studios, Goldwyn Picture Corporation, American Méliès , World Film Company, Biograph Studios, Fox Film Corporation, Pathé Frères, Metro Pictures Corporation, Victor Film Company, and Selznick Pictures Corporation were all making pictures in Fort Lee. Such notables as Mary Pickford got their start at Biograph Studios
She married Owen Moore, an Irish-born silent film actor, on January 7, 1911
IMP was absorbed into Universal Pictures in 1912, along with Majestic
Lillian Gish - In 1912, their friend Mary Pickford introduced the sisters to D. W. Griffith, and helped get them contracts with Biograph Studios
Dorothy Gibson - With contemporary Mary Pickford, Gibson was the highest paid movie actress in the world at the time of her premature retirement in May 1912
Mary Fuller - Fuller became a major early movie star who, by 1914, rivaled Mary Pickford in popularity
Fred Astaire - Some sources state that the Astaire siblings appeared in a 1915 film entitled Fanchon, the Cricket, starring Mary Pickford, but the Astaires have consistently denied this.
Marshall Neilan - At the end of 1916, Neilan was hired by Mary Pickford Films where he directed Pickford in several productions including "Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm" and "The Little Princess" in 1917, plus "Stella Maris", "Amarilly of Clothes-Line Alley", "M'Liss" in 1918, and "Daddy-Long-Legs" in 1919
Olive Thomas - She married actor Jack Pickford, the younger brother of silent film star Mary Pickford in 1916
Mary Alden - After making "Less Than The Dust" with Mary Pickford in 1917, she took a temporary leave from motion pictures, acting for a while on the stage
Jane Wolfe - She went on to become one of the leading character actors of the decade, appearing in more than one hundred films including an important secondary role in the 1917 Mary Pickford film, "Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm"
Eleanor Gates - The first film, produced in 1917, was "The Poor Little Rich Girl", which starred Mary Pickford
They toured the US together in 1918 to promote Liberty Bond sales for the World War I effort
Louise Lovely - Lovely became one of Universal's major early stars and a challenger to Mary Pickford's status as the golden girl of early silent cinema, but was dropped by the studio in 1918 following a contract dispute
Frances Marion - In 1919, she wed Fred Thomson, who co-starred with Mary Pickford in "The Love Light" in 1921
Pickford and Fairbanks produced and shot their films after 1920 at the jointly owned Pickford-Fairbanks studio on Santa Monica, California Boulevard
Andrew Wyeth - In the 1920s Wyeth's father had become a celebrity and the family often had celebrities as guests, such as F. Scott Fitzgerald and Mary Pickford.
Kenelm Foss - With Mary Pickford, Charlie_Chaplin and others he published "Practical Course in Cinema Acting in Ten Complete Lessons" in 1920
Frank Weatherwax - Frank Weatherwax played a bully in "Little Lord Fauntleroy" in 1921 with Mary Pickford
Vincent Coleman - Coleman was eventually groomed by the studios to become a leading man and had starring roles in the 1921 George Fawcett directed remake of the 1914 Mary Pickford comedy film "Such A Little Queen" and "The Magic Cup", released the same year before returning to Broadway in July 1921 to star in the Sam H. Harris produced play "Nice People" opposite renowned stage actress Tallulah Bankhead
William Beaudine - In 1926 he made "Sparrows", the story of orphans imprisoned in a swamp farm starring Mary Pickford
Lucien Littlefield - He played Mary Pickford's father in My Best Girl in 1927
Norma Talmadge - On March 29, 1929, at the bungalow of Mary Pickford, United Artists brought together Talmadge, Pickford, Douglas Fairbanks, Charles Chaplin, Gloria Swanson, John Barrymore, Dolores del Río and D.W. Griffith to speak on the radio show "The Dodge Brothers Hour" to prove that Griffith could meet the challenge of talking movies
Amelia Earhart - Earhart was a vigorous advocate for female pilots and when the 1934 Bendix Trophy Race banned women, she openly refused to fly screen actress Mary Pickford to Cleveland to open the races
The family home had been demolished in 1943, and many of the bricks delivered to Pickford in California
In 1993, a Golden Palm Star on the Palm Springs, California, Walk of Stars was dedicated to her
In 2007, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences sued the estate of the deceased Buddy Rogers' second wife, Beverly Rogers, in order to stop the public sale of one of Pickford's Oscars
Maria Newman - December 16, 2009: Composer Maria Newman conducting a live chamber orchestra to her original score for the fully restored Mary Pickford silent film classic, "Daddy Long Legs," hosted by Pickford Foundation curator Hugh Munro Neely
From January 2011 until July 2011, the Toronto International Film Festival is exhibiting a collection of Mary Pickford memorabilia in the Canadian Film Gallery of the TIFF Bell LightBox building
In 2013, a copy of an early Pickford film that was thought to be lost was found by Peter Massie, a carpenter tearing down an abandoned barn in New Hampshire