FC: Mary Pickford
1: Americas Sweetheart
2: Mary was born with the name of Gladys Louise Smith on April 8th 1892 in Toronto Canada. Her father was an ossified man, who later abandoned the family for a new job only to die soon after. Charlotte her mother, found work and put her children on the stage. Mary became a big sucess and appeared on broadyway, changing her name to Mary Pickford. By 1910 Mary was more famous for her movies.
3: In 1917 Mary went on a nation wide tour to sell Liberty Bonds during World War I; she met her future husband Doug Fairbanks. They moved to the main drag, and they called there swanky house the "PickFair", which became the social highlight. Although they seemed like a happy couple they divorced in 1936. | Mary won an Oscar that same year for a "grown-up" role in Coquette.
4: In 1937 Mary married her frequent costar Charles "Buddy" Rogers. Their partnership proved an enduring one, lasting more than 40 years until her death. In 1943 Mary and Buddy adopted two children, Ronald and Roxanne.
5: Accomplishments: In 1976, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences awarded Mary its lifetime achievement award.
6: She devoted much of her time to charity, and also helped to incorporate Beverly Hills. She also wrote three books during her career, "Why not try god?", "My rendezvous llife", and "Sunshine and Shadow".
7: When Mary was 43 years old she made her last film, Star Night at the Cocoanut Grove (1934), and then retired from films for good. Her career lasted from 1908 to 1935, involving 236 films. On May 29, 1979, Mary Pickford died of a cerebral hemorrhage at the age of 87. She was an actor and a producer.
8: Works Cited! Mary Pickford Institute. 2004. Mary Pickford Institute and Library. 17 Apr 2008