Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Mary Pickford

The Canadian-born American actress Mary Pickford was born today (April 8th) in 1892.

First appearing on the stage at the age of five, she made her first film 'The Violin Maker of Cremona' in 1909 with director D W Griffith.

Her beauty and ingenuous charm soon won her the title of 'The World's Sweetheart' and her many successful films include 'Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm' (1917), 'Poor Little Rich Girl' (1917), and 'The Taming of the Shrew' (1929).

By 1913 she was writing and producing films. She made her first talkie 'Coquette' in 1929, and retired from the screen in 1933. In 1919 she helped establish United Artists Film Corporation,
a studio that was responsible for many great films for the next 60-plus years before being bought by MGM.

Russian avant-garde film poster (1925) for
'Through the Back Door' starring Mary Pickford.

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