2020-04-30 Collage Mary Pickford

2020-04-30 Collage  Mary Pickford

“You may always have a second chance; for this thing we call failure is not the falling down, but the staying down.” ― Mary Pickford

Gladys Louise Smith (April 8, 1892 – May 29, 1979), known professionally as Mary Pickford, was a Canadian-born American film actress and producer with a career spanning 50 years. She was a co-founder of the Pickford–Fairbanks Studios with Douglas Fairbanks and the United Artists studio with Fairbanks, Charlie Chaplin, and D. W. Griffith, and she was one of the 36 founders of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences who present the yearly “Oscar” Awards ceremony. Pickford was known in her prime as “America’s Sweetheart” and the “girl with the curls”. She was one of the Canadian pioneers in early Hollywood and a significant figure in the development of film acting. She was one of the earliest stars to be billed under her own name, and was one of the most popular actresses of the 1910s and 1920s, earning the nickname “Queen of the Movies”. She is credited with having defined the ingénue type in cinema. She was awarded the second Academy Award for Best Actress for her first sound film role in Coquette (1929), and she also received an honorary Academy Award in 1976 in consideration of her contributions to American cinema. The American Film Institute ranked her as 24th in its 1999 list of greatest female stars of classic Hollywood Cinema.


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„Man hat immer eine zweite Chance. Deshalb ist der Misserfolg nicht das Hinfallen, sondern das Liegenbleiben.“ ― Mary Pickford

Mary Pickford (* 8. April 1892 in Toronto, Ontario; † 29. Mai 1979 in Santa Monica, Kalifornien, als Gladys Louise Smith) war eine kanadische Schauspielerin und Filmproduzentin der Stummfilm- und frühen Tonfilmzeit. Sie war zudem die einzige weibliche Mitbegründerin des unabhängigen Filmvertriebes United Artists und gehörte zu den 36 Gründungsmitgliedern der Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, die die Oscars vergibt.


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