Selection of photographs and documents from the Mary Pickford papers. Mary Pickford was a Canadian-born actress, producer, director, and film executive active in filmmaking from 1909 to 1936. From 1915 through the mid-1920s she was arguably the most popular and best-known woman in the world, known affectionately as "America's Sweetheart." In 1919, with Douglas Fairbanks, Charles Chaplin, and D. W. Griffith as her partners, she launched United Artists. She served as first vice president of United Artists from 1936 until the company was sold in 1953. Pickford was a founder and life member of the Academy. She received a 1928/29 Academy Award for best actress for COQUETTE (1929) and a 1975 Honorary Academy Award. Read more about the Mary Pickford papers.
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