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Mary Pickford net worth:
$10 Million

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Mary Pickford information

Birth date: April 8, 1892, Canada
Birth place: Toronto
Death date: May 29, 1979, Santa Monica, California, United States
Height:5 ft (1.54 m)
Profession:Actor, Film Producer, Writer, Screenwriter
Nationality:United States of America
Spouse:Buddy Rogers (m. 1937–1979), Douglas Fairbanks (m. 1920–1936), Owen Moore (m. 1911–1920)
Children:Roxanne Rogers, Ronald Charles Rogers
Siblings:Jack Pickford, Lottie Pickford

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Mary Pickford was a Canadian-American motion picture actress, co-founder of the film studio United Artists and one of the original 36 founders of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Known as "America's Sweetheart", "Little Mary" and the "girl with the curls", sh... Wikipedia

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Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1976 Honorary Award Academy Awards, USA

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1960 Star on the Walk of Fame Walk of Fame Motion Picture On 8 February 1960. At 6280 Hollywood Blvd.
1930 Oscar Academy Awards, USA Best Actress in a Leading Role Coquette (1929)

TitleSalary
Heart o' the Hills (1919) $350,000
The Hoodlum (1919) $350,000
Daddy-Long-Legs (1919) $350,000
Stella Maris (1918) $250,000
The Little American (1917) $68,666 .66
A Romance of the Redwoods (1917) $96,667
The Poor Little Rich Girl (1917) $10,000 /week
Less Than the Dust (1916) $10,000 /week + 50% of profits
Rags (1915) $4,000 /week
Caprice (1913) $500 /week
The Courting of Mary (1911) $275 /week
A Gold Necklace (1910) $175 /week

#Fact
1 One of her happiest memories as a child living in Toronto, Mary would rent a bicycle for ten cents and loved to ride up and coast down University Avenue. On her eighth birthday, her mother surprised her with a bicycle of her own.
2 Mary Pickford reveals in her autobiography, Sunshine and Shadow, that as a young girl living in Toronto she would buy a single rose and eat the petals, believing the beauty, color and perfume would somehow get inside her.
3 Colonel Ralph J. Phaneuf and the soldiers the 143rd Field Artillery of Camp Kearny, California, officially made Mary their Honorary Colonel during World War I.
4 In the 1920s, when prominent Hollywood columnist Herbert Howe asked his banker for advice about Los Angeles real estate, the banker responded, "Go ask Mary Pickford. She knows more about local real estate than anybody I know".
5 When her mother Charlotte Smith died in 1928, she bequeathed $200,000 each in trust to her two younger children Jack Pickford and Lottie Pickford and to Lottie's daughter Gwynne. But she left the large bulk of her estate to her eldest daughter Mary Pickford of $1 million, because she recognized that Mary had sacrificed her childhood to become the family's breadwinner at age 5. Charlotte wrote in her will: "Whatever property I possess at the time of my death has come to me through my association with my beloved daughter in her business and through her most unusual generosity to me".
6 Was the 1st of 3 consecutive Canadian actresses to win the Best Actress Oscar. The others were Norma Shearer and Marie Dressler.
7 She was posthumously awarded a star on Canada's Walk of Fame in Toronto, Ontario in 1999.
8 She was posthumously awarded a Golden Palm Star on the Palm Springs Walk of Stars on November 16, 1993.
9 Was the 2nd actress to receive an Academy Award; she won the Best Actress Oscar for Coquette (1929) at The 2nd Academy Awards on April 3, 1930.
10 Fil Daily-West Coast Bureau-Tuesday, May 7, 1935: Mary Pickford has signed with Henry Duffy, theatrical manager, to appear in "Coquette". She will tour in the play along the coast.
11 Singer Katie Melua wrote a song in homage to Pickford, with her name as the title, which was featured on her 2007 album "Pictures".
12 Was a founding member of The Society of Independent Motion Picture Producers (SIMPP).
13 The character Edna Strickland changes her name to Mary Pickford in Back to the Future: The Game - Episode 5, Outatime (2011).
14 Had two adopted children with her third husband Charles 'Buddy' Rogers - a son named Ronald Charles Rogers (born 1937) and a daughter named Roxanne Rogers (born 1944 - died 2007 from osteoporosis).
15 Founder/President of Mary Pickford Company, a production company formed in 1919, and the Mary Pickford Film Corporation, formed in 1916. The former produced films only for Pickford, the latter company produced non-Pickford films.
16 She was awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6280 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California on February 8, 1960.
17 She started her film career at Biograph Company (American Mutoscope & Biograph) in 1909, when Biograph's director D.W. Griffith hired her. Her first film was Biograph's Pippa Passes; or, The Song of Conscience (1909), though she only was a face in the crowd. However, this launched her long and illustrious film career.
18 She paid for her grandchildren to go to school, provided that they showed proof that they were registered.
19 She became estranged from daughter Roxanne for a time when she, at age 18, ran off to marry a man her parents did not approve of.
20 When she presented producer Cecil B. DeMille with the Best Picture Oscar for The Greatest Show on Earth (1952) (March 19, 1953), not only was it the first time the Academy Awards ceremonies had ever been televised, it was also her very first television appearance.
21 She and husband Douglas Fairbanks were friends with Edsel Ford (son of Henry Ford) and his wife. In the Edsel and Eleanor Ford home at 1100 Lake Shore Road, Grosse Point Shores, Michigan there hangs in the study an autographed photo of her signed "Mary Pick-A-Ford", c. 1932.
22 In December 1910, she left the Biograph Company to work for Carl Laemmle at Independent Moving Picture Company for $175 a week.
23 In October 1911, a court voided her contract with IMP because she was a minor when she signed it. As a result, she left IMP for the Majestic Company for $275/week.
24 Was Joan Crawford's mother-in-law, while Crawford was married to Pickford's son, Douglas Fairbanks Jr..
25 Her last silent movie was the romance comedy My Best Girl (1927).
26 Was to have made her big-screen comeback as Vinnie in Life with Father (1947), but the role eventually went to Irene Dunne because of Dunne's box-office appeal.
27 She was first hired for the movies by director D.W. Griffith.
28 Her first starring appearance in a film was in Her First Biscuits (1909) for Biograph Company.
29 Her likeness is included as part of the "Canadians in Hollywood" stamp series released by CanadaPost in 2006. The others in the series were Fay Wray, Lorne Greene and John Candy.
30 The romance drama Coquette (1929) was her first talkie.
31 Ernst Lubitsch came to America at Mary's invitation to direct Dorothy Vernon of Haddon Hall (1924), but when he arrived he had changed his mind and would not do it (it was eventually directed by Marshall Neilan). Instead, he and Mary made Rosita (1923) together.
32 The house in which she lived in Hollywood for most of her life was nicknamed "Pickfair".
33 Is portrayed by Maria Pitillo in Chaplin (1992)
34 Was named #24 on The American Film Institute 50 Greatest Screen Legends
35 First star (along with husband Douglas Fairbanks) to officially place hand and footprints in the cement at Grauman's Chinese Theatre (April 30, 1927). Hollywood legend has it that the very first star to do so, unofficially, thus inspiring the ensuing tradition, was Norma Talmadge when she accidentally walked onto the wet cement prior to the official opening of the Theatre
36 Turned down the role of Norma Desmond in Sunset Blvd. (1950), which went to Gloria Swanson.
37 Was the subject of the first cinematic close up shot, in Friends (1912).
38 She left her children $50,000 and her grandchildren trust funds.
39 Son Ronnie has three children, daughter Jamie (born 1954), son Tommy (born 1955), and son Douglas Pickford (born 1966). Daughter Roxanne gave birth to a daughter, Katina, in the early 1960s.
40 She was the first movie actress to receive a percentage of a film's earnings
41 Became a United States citizen on her marriage to Douglas Fairbanks, but later reclaimed her Canadian citizenship and died an American and Canadian citizen.
42 Daughter of actress Charlotte Smith.
43 Second cousin of John Mantley.
44 Sister-in-law of Joe Moore, Tom Moore and Matt Moore.
45 Sister-in-law of Robert Fairbanks.
46 Had English and Irish ancestry.
47 She died of complications from cerebral hemorrhage at Santa Monica Hospital, CA. Her third husband, Buddy, was at her bedside. Following her death, she was interred in the Garden of Memory at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Glendale, CA.
48 Formed United Artists company with Douglas Fairbanks, D.W. Griffith and Charles Chaplin. The first artist to have her name in marquee lights. The first international star.
49 Stage producer David Belasco gave Mary her stage name in 1908. Her real name, Gladys Marie Smith, was not right for an actress on his stage. "Gladys" did not suit the diminutive actress, "Smith" was too common, "Marie" was too foreign. "Marie" became "Mary". "Pickford" was her mother's maiden name. Years later, a huge fan who traced her family tree found that the name "Mary Pickford" occurred several times in her mother's family going back to the 12th century.
50 Her mansion Pickfair was sold ten months after her death for $5,362,000; later sold to Pia Zadora in January 1988 for just under $7 million.
51 Stepmother of Douglas Fairbanks Jr. and aunt of Alice Moore.
52 In same stage company as Lillian Gish and Dorothy Gish in the early 1900s.
53 Sister of actor/director Jack Pickford and stage/screen actress Lottie Pickford.
54 Arguably the silent era's most renowned female star. Film historian Ethan Katz goes so far as to call her "the most popular star in screen history".
55 One of the 36 founders of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS).
56 She had intended to have all of her films destroyed after her death, fearing that no one would care about them. She was convinced not to do this.

#Quote
1 The time is coming when the screen will be controlled by a big-business combine. When that time comes, I shall retire. Neither Douglas nor I will ever again take dictation from businessmen who sit in their mahogany offices back East, with their big cigars, seeking to control a business which they do not understand. The public demands artists, but these men do not understand the temperament of artists.
2 [appearing under the title "Spooning" in 'Daily Talks with Mary Pickford' May 8, 1916] I am not going to put on a pair of old grandmother spectacles, draw my eyebrows together and 'shush!' the happy young engaged couples who seek the cozy corners of the moonlight garden walks to exchange their lovers litany - no indeed, because that is the sweetest and most beautiful time of a young girl's life. But this I do see is dreadful: unengaged couples spooning promiscuously. Is there anything more jarring upon one than seeing a foolish young girl, not out of her teens, allowing a boy to make love to her? And, as is nearly always the case, the silly girl who tolerates promiscuous familiarities has much to regret when the one man comes along for whom she has been waiting for many years.
3 [on Charles Chaplin] I think he descended, I think he should never have played Hitler for instance. He could've gone on until he was 90 years old playing the little tramp. He personified everything that is miserable, all over the world, he was a poor little human being, but had the philosophy to overcome all of the other things that attacked him. And then when he became Hitler and a murderer and Monsieur Verdoux, Limelight I was sad about, I didn't want to see Charlie as an old man.
4 [upon initially hearing her recorded voice on film in Coquette (1929)] That's not me. That's a pip squeak voice. It's impossible. I sound like I'm 12 or 13.
5 I left the screen because I didn't want what happened to Chaplin [Charles Chaplin] to happen to me. The little girl made me. I wasn't waiting for the little girl to kill me. I'd already been pigeonholed. I know I'm an artist, and that's not being arrogant, because talent comes from God. My career was planned, there was never anything accidental about it. It was planned, it was painful, it was purposeful. I'm not exactly satisfied, but I'm grateful.
6 [In her old age] I saw Hollywood born and I've seen it die...
7 I will not allow one picture to be shown: Rosita (1923). Oh, I detested that picture! I disliked the director, Ernst Lubitsch, as much as he disliked me. We didn't show it, of course, but it was a very unhappy and very costly experience.
8 [on success] This thing that we call "failure" is not the falling down, but the staying down.
9 [on Ernst Lubitsch] I parted company with him as soon as I could. I thought him a very uninspired director. He was a director of doors.
10 [on Douglas Fairbanks] In his private life Douglas always faced a situation in the only way he knew, by running away from it.
11 [on Charles Chaplin] That obstinate, suspicious, egocentric, maddening and lovable genius of a problem child.
12 [on Douglas Fairbanks] A little boy who never grew up.
13 Adding sound to movies would be like putting lipstick on the Venus de Milo.
14 Make them laugh, make them cry, and back to laughter. What do people want to go to the theatre for? An emotional exercise... I am a servant of the people. I have never forgotten that.
15 [at her retirement] I'm not exactly satisfied, but I'm grateful.
16 I never liked one of my pictures in its entirety.
17 If you have made mistakes... and there is always another chance for you... you may have a fresh start any moment you choose, for this thing we call "failure" is not the falling down but the staying down.
18 We maniacs had fun and made good pictures and a lot of money. In the early years, United Artists was a private golf club for the four of us.
19 I'm sick of Cinderella parts, of wearing rags and tatters. I want to wear smart clothes and play the lover.
20 We were pioneers in a brand-new medium. Everything's fun when you're young.


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