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Mary Pickford (Gladys Marie Smith)

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Biography

Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Mary Pickford was born Gladys Louise Smith in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, to Elsie Charlotte (Hennessy) and John Charles Smith. She was of English and Irish descent. Pickford began in the theater at age seven. Then known as "Baby Gladys Smith", she toured with her family in a number of theater companies. In 1907, she adopted a family name Pickford and joined the David Belasco troupe, appearing in the long-running The Warrens of Virginia". She began in films in 1909 with the 'American Mutoscope & Biograph [us]', working with director D.W. Griffith. Read more...

Actor

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Character: Mavis Hawn

Heart o' the Hills 1919

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Character: Pollyanna Whittier

Pollyanna 1920

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Character: Norma Besant

Coquette 1929

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Character: Herself - edited from 'In Old Kentucky'

Let's Go to the Movies 1949

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Character: Actress 'Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm'

Hollywood: The Great Stars 1963

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Character: Herself

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